May at the National Library of Ireland
Bealtaine Events at the NLI for May
During May, the Library will host several free events to celebrate Bealtaine, Ireland’s biggest collaborative arts festival focusing on creativity in older age. Go behind the scenes, learn about the collections and hear more about our range of services, exhibitions and events.
Thursday, 9 May at 2.30 pm
What better way to celebrate Bealtaine than with a guided tour of the life and works of William Butler Yeats followed by afternoon tea in the Joly café (10% discount in the café).
Free but booking required. Tel: 01 603 0259 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Memoir writing with Irene Graham
Monday, 13 May at 2.00pm
Have you ever been interested in writing your memoirs, but unsure of where to start? Join author Irene Graham for an interactive in-depth lecture and discussion on Memoir Writing and how to weave family history into your story.Free but booking required. Tel: 01 603 0259 or email: email@example.com
Poetry Reading and Poetry Writing workshop
Wednesday, 15 May at 1.10pm
Join Australian poets, Diane Fahey and Ali Cobby Eckermann for a poetry reading (1.10pm - 2pm) followed by a poetry writing workshop from (2.30pm – 3.45pm). No need to book, just drop-in on the day
Learn to use the NLI
Thurs 16 May at 11am and Mon 20th May at 2.30 pm
New to the Library? Or a regular who's not sure how it all works? This free introduction where we will show you how to get a Reader’s ticket, how to search the catalogues, how to order material and much more. All welcome. No booking required.
Caring for your Collection: Conservation workshop
Thurs 23 May 11am - 1pm
Join one of the library’s conservators for this workshop on caring for your paper-based collections. Aimed at the amateur collector/family historian, this is an opportunity to share and discuss issues around conservation and to learn how best to look after your own collection.Free but booking required. Tel: 01 603 0259 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing memories of the John F Kennedy visit to Ireland
Thursday, 30 May 10am – 4pm
You are invited to step back in time and share your memorabilia of the visit of John F Kennedy to Ireland. The National Library will scan and ‘pin’ the images, along with your memory of the event to the John F Kennedy visit to Ireland channel on Historypin, an online history and map site. All items are returned after scanning. Please indicate your interest in this event by making an advance booking email: email@example.com
01 May 2013
31 May 2013
Words on the Street
Twelve Countries, Twelve Voices, Twelve Venues, One Great Evening
Words on the Street - European Literature Night
A bright spring evening wandering around St. Stephen's Green in Dublin listening to well known Irish people evoking life in modern Europe - maybe stopping for a drink on the way....does that sound enticing?
Words on the Street - European Literature Night will happen in cities across Europe on the same night - Wednesday 15th May.
In Dublin well known Irish people will read contemporary writing from twelve European countries in twelve venues, many of which are unusual and not normally easily accessible to the public.
Rosaleen Linehan, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Eamon Morrissey, Seana Kerslake (IFtA shorlisted), Bryan Murray, Ray Foley (98fm DJ), Rick O'Shea (2fm DJ), Sinead Desmond (Ireland AM), Mark Cagney (Ireland AM) and Niamh Sharkey (Children's Laureate) will be joined by others in places such as Royal College of Surgeons, Stephen's Green Hibernian Club, Little Museum of Dublin, Constitution Room in the Shelbourne Hotel, Taylor Galleries, Boston College, 6 Ely Place, Loreto College, The Sugar Club, Iveagh House, Newman House and Newman University Church.
For more details click here
15 May 2013