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“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” 

                                                                                                                                -Mark Twain   

Monday, April 1st 2019

Lots going on this April in Louisburgh as well as at the Book Shop...a particular date for your diary is Saturday 27th when many of the businesses in town (including ourselves!) will be strutting their stuff in The Louisburgh Lip Sync Battle in aid of a new playground for Louisburgh National School. More details below.

So once again our "regulars" are here - and more...

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THE DARK NIGHT RISES
AN ILLUSTRATED TALK ON MAYO'S DARK SKIES BY ASTRONOMER DEIRDRE KELLEGHAN
PART OF INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY WEEK 
Monday 1st April in the Bookshop 7.30-8.30pm
Why should we appreciate these fabulous night skies? What do Dark Skies mean to us? How we can become more aware of what we're looking at? Why is Mayo a prime place for us to enjoy the sky above our heads as well as the beauty in the landscape surrounding us? ADMISSION FREE - ALL WELCOME!

SOUND BATH WITH SÍDHE SOUND HEALING

Wednesday 3rd April Upstairs at Books@One (7 to 8pm)

A Sound Bath is an immersion in beautiful sounds and vibrations that are healing for your body, mind and spirit. They call it a 'bath' as the sounds literally wash over and through your body. It is a deeply relaxing, meditative and healing experience.

Contribution €20.  Space limited so booking is essential - contact Puranshant on 0877625934 or email sidhesoundhealing@gmail.com

MASSAGE THERAPY AT BOOKS@ONE
with Barbara Hughes
Friday 5th April Books@One (4-7pm) 
Barbara will be upstairs again offering a full range of massage therapy. Treatments must be pre-booked by contacting Barbara at 087 2154892.
 For more details go here.

ON THE WAY OF ST JAMES – MY PILGRIMAGE THROUGH FRANCE AND SPAIN

ILLUSTRATED TALK BY BREANDÁN Ó SCANAILL

Monday 15th April  7.30-8.30pm

Breandán’s last talk on the Beauty of Trees was a great success so with the week that’s in it, he’s back to deliver a talk on the Pilgrim Path - Camino de Santiago -   Admission free - all welcome

Sponsored by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht

KIDS ECO-FRIENDLY CRAFT CLASS WITH ARTIST ANNE MCCABE
Saturday 20th April 11am to 12.30pm

Artist Anne McCabe is back with her craft table to show how to make environmentally friendly pieces of art and crafts. Call into the shop or email to book a place.

 

Suitable for kids from 6 to 12 yrs. Cost €10 per child (family discount available)

LOUISBURGH EASTER SPACE CAMP
Tuesday to Thursday  23rd - 25th April, 11.00am-12.30pm

Astronomer/ Artist Deirdre Kelleghan is back with a 3 day Space Camp featuring Joyful Jupiter, Super Saturn & "My Moon Shapes"

Cost €15 per child (children 7-12 years) - all materials supplied and Family Discount available

LOUISBURGH LIP SYNC BATTLE
The Derrylahan, Saturday 27th April - Doors open 7.30pm
Be afraid...NO! Be excited.  Very excited! A very real chance to see the raw talent hidden behind the shop counters and desks of Louisburgh.  Good craic in aid of a good cause. Followed by a disco. You won't regret it (hopefully none of the "Acts" will either...)
Tickets are now on sale @ €15 each.  We're also looking for sponsorship so if you're in the shop...
Available here in Books@One, The Derrylahan & Staunton's Allcare
AN COINNEAL - BACK ISSUES NOW AVAILABLE FROM BOOKS@ONE
The oldest parish magazine in Ireland has been in print since 1959. 
We're delighted to announce that back issues are now available for sale in the book shop courtesy of the Coinneal team. €7 PER COPY
 
Email us or call into the shop for information on available issues.
(Sale proceeds to An Coinneal printing costs and the Books@One Louisburgh Project)
ROGER HARLEY - HAND-BUILDING WITH CLAY
Now enrolling for a third 4 week course!
 
Ever wanted to learn how to handbuild with clay? Here's your chance to learn from a Pro and create beautiful pieces that Roger will glaze for you. Roger Harley is a well known Ceramicist with his own studio and shop in Westport.  Booking is essential. Cost €15 per night.
Email on booksatone@gmail.com or call 098 66885

BOOK OF THE MONTH

 

Part of our local history and a firm favourite, Anne Chambers' classic biography of Ireland's Pirate Queen has received a wee makeover and a definite resurgence in popularity for a new generation. This is a staple for our book shop and we're blessed that Anne pops in from time to time to sign our books.

Anne's research for the original Granuaile Grace O’Malley ~ Ireland’s Pirate Queen became a catalyst for the restoration of Grace O’Malley to political, social and maritime history.  Proper order for a true historic role model - written by a modern day role model.

Yes.  We're big fans of Grace O'Malley AND Anne Chambers.

 

Call into the shop to get your copy!

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April Dusk -

 

It is tragic to be a poet now

And not a lover

Paradised under the mutest bough.

 

I look through my window and see

The ghost of life flitting bat-winged...

read on...

Word of the Month: 
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A very Happy Easter from all at Books@One

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P.S. Want to keep up to date with local news? Don't forget the Louisburgh Parish Newsletter is updated weekly online - just go to louisburghparish.ie to download the pdf.  Hard copies always available at the Church. Be sure to check out Louisburgh Lines in the Local Notes section of the Mayo News and if you're "into" Facebook follow the Louisburgh Community Futures page! End of Informational Broadcast...