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Meath Libraries Celebrate Bealtaine - Meath Library Service & Meath County Council Arts Office has arranged a wide variety of events to celebrate the Bealtaine Festival this year.
Date Released: 04 May 2012
Meath County Council Library Service & Meath County Council Arts Office has arranged a wide variety of events to celebrate the Bealtaine Festival this year. The Bealtaine Festival is held nationally in May each year and celebrates creativity among older adults
Events range from holistic and organic workshops to homeopathy and natural medicine workshops with Linda Boxwell in Slane and Duleek Libraries.
There are numerous musical events ranging from Musical Memories from The National Concert Hall, an evening with the County Council Choir and an Irish traditional music presentation on the history of Irish traditional Music in Meath from Anton MacGowan.
The Library Service has also organised art workshops, drama workshops, creative computing workshops and gardening workshops around the county. There is also a storytelling event on Irish legends with storytellers Nuala Hayes and Kate Corkery in Oldcastle, Duleek, Slane and Kells libraries.
Lorna Byrne, International bestselling author of ‘Angels in my hair’ will be visiting Ashbourne Libraryand discussing her books during this month. At the time of printing this event is fully booked with a reserve list in case of cancellation.
There are also ‘Trace your family tree’ workshops running in Trim, Navan, Dunboyne and Ashbourne Libraries by Local studies Librarian Tom French.
Trim, Ashbourne, Dunboyne and Navan Libraries are offering Silver Surfer Sessions, where members of the public can book one to one IT sessions, on searching the web or setting up new email accounts with the Librarian.
There is also a wide range of exhibitions in our libraries from local artists to photo exhibitions. Our libraries have also ordered in new audio books and large print books for the festival.
Brochures and details of all these events are available in any Meath Library and via the library website at http://www.meath.ie.
All events are free of charge but booking is essential.