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Celebrating Heritage Week with Westmeath Libraries

This year, Westmeath Libraries is delighted to announce a range of activities which celebrates our Heritage. We are providing a range of online activities which include virtual tours, talks and exhibitions. Follow us at www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary to access all events.

Online Events

Monday 17th August. Time: 10.00am

Virtual Tour of the Moate Jail & Courthouse with Lorna and Anne from Moate Library. Available on www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary from 10.00 am.

 

Tuesday 18th August. Time: 10.00am

Exploring the Stone Age virtually - Lots of fun facts for all the family with Irish History Live’s video. Available on www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary from 10.00 am.

 

Tuesday 18th August. Time: 10.00am

Discover your National Library - Online talk with Brid O’Sullivan about the National Library’s history, collections and engagement programme. Zoom meeting - booking essential - call 044 933 2199 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discover-your-national-library-tickets-115378947538

 

Wednesday 19th August. Time: 10.00am

Virtual Vikings - Find out if the Vikings ever ran riot in Westmeath with Irish History Live’s video. Available on www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary from 10.00 am.

 

Thursday 20th August. Time:10.00am

Postcards from America - The Aidan Heavey Collection in Westmeath Library holds a special collection of postcards sent by Douglas Hyde to his daughters whilst he toured America. A snapshot of this collection will be available to view as an online video from 10.00am on www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary

 

Monday 17th – Friday 21st August

Spark of Genius - Discover who made Westmeath great! Every day we will be releasing a video at 1.00pm which highlights the contribution of artists, musicians, explorers, writers and actors to our cultural heritage. Available on www.facebook.com/westmeathlibrary

 

Digital Exhibition

Monday 17th – Friday 21st August

The Schools Collection Castlepollard Library will present a Digital Exhibition from the National Folklore Collection focusing on local schools. Contact 044 933 2199 for further details about visiting the library to see the exhibition.

If you are inspired to find out more about local Heritage, don’t forget that you can visit your local library and book a session researching local newspapers, borrow a book to research your ancestors or borrow a book on the history of Westmeath. We have special collections of Local Studies material in Athlone and Mullingar Library. Call 044 933 2162 for details.

Westmeath Libraries is delighted to welcome everyone to our libraries. We ask everyone to observe public health guidelines so that everyone can have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Visit www.westmeathcoco.ie/library to keep up to date with all library services.

For more information on National Heritage Week, visit https://www.heritageweek.ie/

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 10/08/2020