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Poetry Day Ireland

Thursday, 2nd May 2019 - 5:00pm

Calling all poets and poetry enthusiasts to Bunclody Library on Thursday 2nd May from 5-6pm. Come along and recite your poem or just enjoy the poetry on offer! 

Poetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday 2 May 2019 and the theme is Truth or Dare! Whether you share a poem, read a poem, or programme your own event, everyone is invited to join in and celebrate. 

Ocean Biodiversity Talk

Ocean Biodiversity Talk
Thursday, 2nd May 2019 - 7:00pm

Join us at Bunclody Library for a talk by Kieran from The Irish Wildlife Trust. The topic is Ocean Biodiversity. For a long time the significance of biological diversity in the world’s oceans was unclear. It is now known to play a vital role in maintaining the functionality and productivity of ecosystems.

An Amble by the Barrow talk with Dr Liam Lysaght, Director of the National Biodiversity Data

Thursday, 2nd May 2019 - 7:15pm

An Amble by the Barrow organised by Wexford Naturalists' Field club is the 2019 Chris Wilson Memorial Lecture.

Dr Liam Lysaght, Director of the National Biodiversity Data, talks about the experience of walking it in an event which will offer something for naturalists and the general public alike. The talk, organised by Wexford Naturalists’ Field club is the 2019 Chris Wilson Memorial Lecture.

Martin Doyle, British hero and Irish freedom fighter: 100th anniversary of the Victoria Cross Award

Martin Doyle, British hero and Irish freedom fighter: 100th anniversary of the Victoria Cross Award
Tuesday, 7th May 2019 - 7:00pm

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the award of the Victory Cross to CSM Martin Doyle - New Ross Library will host a lecture given by Irish Times journalist, author, editor and presenter Ronan McGreevy. Martin Doyle won the Victoria Cross and the Military Medal fighting for Britain in the First World War.

Pathways to Clean Cooking - 2050 with Niall Roche

Pathways to Clean Cooking - 2050
Wednesday, 8th May 2019 - 7:00pm

The first of our free talks in advance of the International Pathways to Clean Cooking Conference which is being held on May 30th and 31st in Wexford.

In advance of the second international Pathways to Clean Cooking conference, we offer a free evening talk by environmental health consultant, Niall Roche who will examine recent advances on the wider topics related to clean cooking practices and their potential to impact on global health and the environment.

Library e-Services Clinic

 Library e-Services Clinic
Thursday, 16th May 2019 - 10:30am

Are you interested in borrowing free e-books, e-magazines, e-talking books? Would you like to try a free e-learning course or learn a language from the comfort of your own home? Then, why not come along to our free e-Services clinic in Gorey Library, on Thursday 16th May anytime between 10.30am and 1.00pm. 

Pathways to Clean Cooking – 2050 with Dr. Debbi Stanistreet

Thursday, 23rd May 2019 - 7:00pm

The second of our free talks in advance of the international Pathways to Clean Cooking conference which is being held on May 30 and 31 in Wexford, features Dr Debbi Stanistreet.

Debbie has recently joined the Epidemiology and Public Health Department of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland as a Senior Lecturer in Public Health after 25 years at the University of Liverpool in a similar role.

Norman Wexford: Echoes on the Landscape with Dr. Linda Doran

Norman Wexford: echoes on the landscape with Dr. Linda Doran.
Tuesday, 4th June 2019 - 7:00pm

This talk by Dr. Linda Doran, will focus on putting the changes and structures of the Normans into their international context, and will include issues of land ownership due to marriage settlements.

Dr. Linda Doran has studied medieval settlements along the Barrow, Nore and Suir rivers and is the editor of the New Ross section of the Royal Irish Academy’s Irish Historic Towns Atlas. 

Work Matters Start-up Meet-up with Helen McCormack, CEO of HMC Marketing Consultancy

Tuesday, 4th June 2019 - 7:00pm

All you need to know about the 3Ms: Marketing, Mentoring, Money. 

This month we are delighted to welcome Helen McCormack, CEO of HMC Marketing Consultancy.

Helen is involved with Enterprise Ireland and H2020 technology funding programmes and has worked for companies such as Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Toshiba Medical Systems, GE Healthcare and Fannin Distribution Europe.

Helen has a wealth of business acumen, knowledge and experience that spans over 15 years. We are delighted that she will be in Gorey Library to share her knowledge and help local entrepreneurs and businesses.

Internet Safety Training Sharon Hayden National Parents Council (NPC)

Internet Safety Training Sharon Hayden National Parents Council (NPC)
Thursday, 6th June 2019 - 7:00pm

This programme looks at cyberbullying and how children use the Internet. Parents will be introduced to strategies to help their children be responsible, effective and safer Internet users.

This is part of a series of free talks in Wexford County Council Public Libraries. Read more:
Booking Recommended. Tel: 053 9236055

#ParentingTalks

Norman Event for Families with Baya the Storyteller 

Norman Event for Families with Baya the Storyteller 
Saturday, 8th June 2019 - 2:00pm

"Eight weeks after Robert Fitzstephen's landing in Bannow Bay, we are delighted to welcome Baya Salmon-Hawk, a storyteller from the Aquitaine, who travelled with the three boats. She will tell of her experiences as she came over from Normandy with Dermot MacMurrough's party.

Her friendship with the Irish Princess Aoife has given her an interesting insight in this episode of Irish History. She was also able to converse freely with the King of the Welsh, Robert's cousin and learnt much about the history of that troubled time."

To book phone: 051 421877

All the Way Home with Jane Clarke in memory of the late Denis Collins

All the Way Home with Jane Clarke in memory of the late Denis Collins
Thursday, 13th June 2019 - 7:00pm

Award-winning poet, Jane Clark will read from her new collection, All the Home, an illustrated sequence of poems in response to a family archive of First World War photographs and letters held in the Mary Evans Picture Library, London.

This event is in memory of the late Denis Collins.

What did the Normans do for Wexford with Writer, Historian, Commissioning Editor, Dr. Conor Kostick

What did the Normans do for Wexford with Writer, Historian, Commissioning Editor, Dr. Conor Kostick
Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 - 7:00pm

As an historian, Conor Kostick's awards include a gold medal from Trinity College, Dublin first prize in the 2001 Dublinia Medieval Essay Competition; fellowships from the Irish Research Council and the University of Nottingham.

Published works include: Strongbow – The Norman Invasion of Ireland, MICHAEL HANRAHAN:16 Lives and The Easter Rising: A Guide to Dublin in 1916.

Booking is essential. 

Should you require additional supports to enable you to fully participate in any library event, please contact the Librarian: Tel: 051 421877         

The New Ross Bypass – what’s happening now?

The New Ross Bypass – what’s happening now?
Wednesday, 3rd July 2019 - 1:00pm

Sean Dobbs, Wexford County Council’s Project Liaison Officer for the New Ross Bypass and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Bridge, Pierre O’Loughlin of Mott Macdonald, and Christy Hannon of Bam Dragados, will bring us up to the minute on one of the most exciting projects in the New Ross area for many years!

This event is being held with the cooperation of Transport Infastructure Ireland.
 

Wildly Wonderful World of Irish Animals with Aga Grandowicz

Wildly Wonderful World of Irish Animals with Aga Grandowicz
Friday, 19th July 2019 - 2:00pm

Children will spend great time learning about selected wild animals and work on refining their drawing skills with Aga Grandowicz, co-creator of 'Dr Hibernica Finch's Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals.’ 

Suitable for ages 5-10yrs. Booking essential. Tel: 051 421877

Should you require additional supports to enable you to fully participate in any library event, please contact the Librarian.

Email: newrosslib@wexfordcoco.ie  

The Summer Holidays are here! Take part in the Summer Stars Reading Adventure

Summer Stars Reading Adventure
Saturday, 27th July 2019 - 5:00pm

Come along to Enniscorthy library and sign up -

Everyone who signs up for our summer reading adventure will receive a card for tracking their reading progress and will also receive rewards periodically to further encourage them to keep reading during July and August. 

Getting Sports Active at New Ross Library

Getting Sports Active at New Ross Library
Tuesday, 30th July 2019 - 3:15pm

New Ross Library and Sports Active Wexford are offering a fantastic free event to be held on Tuesday 30th of July from 3:15pm to 5:15pm in New Ross Library Park (weather permitting). 

This event will cater for all children aged 6 - 14 years old.

Development officers from Wexford GAA, Leinster Rugby and Sports Active Wexford will lead fun activities on the day. 

"The Power of Norman Women" with New Ross born historian Brian Matthews

The Power of Norman Women with New Ross born historian Brian Matthews
Tuesday, 30th July 2019 - 7:00pm

New Ross born historian Brian Matthews will be here in New Ross Library to discuss the power of Norman Women in our latest series of lectures, exploring the impact the Normans had on the region.

Booking essential, phone: 051 421877.

Should you require any supports to fully participate in this event, please contact the Librarian.
 

World Breastfeeding Week 2019 Special Storytime and Talk with the Public Health Nurse

World Breastfeeding Week 2019 Special Storytime and Talk with the Public Health Nurse
Tuesday, 6th August 2019 - 11:00am

To mark World Breastfeeding Week 2019, Gorey library will host a special storytime and talk with the Public Health Nurse to emphasise the importance of establishing exclusive breastfeeding.

Parenting Today is a series of free talks in Wexford County Council Libraries 2019.

Marine Experience Workshop

Image of  a Marine Experience Workshop
Saturday, 17th August 2019 - 11:00am

The workshop includes:

•A touch pool containing live sea creatures, including starfish, shrimp, anemones, crabs, sea snails and lots more. An interactive display with sea shells, whale bones and stunning images of Ireland’s marine life.

•Qualified marine biologists and environmental educators to answer all those curious questions!

•Participation in our citizen science programme and marine conservation projects, eg. The Purse Search, mermaids’ purses, the eggcases of sharks, skates and rays scheme.

Rebellious Ferment with Barra Boydell

Rebellious Ferment with Barra Boydell
Tuesday, 20th August 2019 - 7:00pm

Brian Boydell’s entertaining memoir Rebellious Ferment, focuses on the earlier part of the life and career of one of Ireland’s best-known 20th-century classical composers, broadcaster and often outspoken advocate for music and the arts in Ireland. 

It presents a unique insight into musical and artistic life especially in the early 1940s.

#Heritage Week

Summer Stars Reading Adventure is taking place now at your local library!

Summer Stars Reading Adventure is taking place now at your local library!
Saturday, 31st August 2019 - 10:30am

We're over half way through our Summer Stars Reading Adventure! Well done to everyone for all their great reading so far.

There's just a few weeks left to collect all your prizes so keep up the good work!

Register your child for their Summer Reading Adventure in the library now!

Gorey Photographic Club

Gorey Photographic Club
Saturday, 31st August 2019 - 5:00pm

The annual exhibition of photographs from the Gorey Photographic club is running for the month of August in Gorey Library.  

The exhibition will be launched on 1 August at 7pm as part of the Market House Festival launch.

Should you require any supports to fully participate in this event, please contact the Librarian.
 

Ranganna Comhrá Gaeilge - Irish Language Classes

Image of I speak Irish Sign -  Ta Gaeilge agam
Monday, 30th September 2019 - 5:00pm

Would you like to learn more Irish or get some practice to revive the skills you have?

If so, then join us for our conversational Irish classes.

Fáilte roimh chách. Resumes in September

Phone: 051 421877                                             https://www.wexfordcoco.ie/libraries/opening-hours-and-branches/new-ross-library