As Ireland celebrates 50 years of membership of the European Union, a number of events have been scheduled to explore our history and relationship with Europe:
Tuesday 9th May 5.15 pm - European History Reading Group – ‘Understanding our European Family through History’ – Recommended Reads with guest speaker Francis Jacobs.
Mullingar Library, Áras an Chontae, Westmeath County Council, N91 FH4N
Tuesday 9th May 6.30pm - Dr. John Gibney – ‘What the archives tell us about why we joined the EEC?’
Aidan Heavy Library, Athlone N37 N625
Thursday 11th May 8.30pm – Dr. David McCullagh – ‘Why Ireland Chose Europe: A Small Country Seeking Release from the Anglo-Saxon Orbit’
Atrium, Áras an Chontae, Westmeath County Council N91 FH4N
Admission is free to all events, but booking is recommended - www.westmeathculture.ie
Drop into our libraries during 8 - 11 May and catch our digital exhibition “Into Europe” compiled by the Royal Irish Academy (RIA).
Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 03/05/2023