“We realise the importance of our voice when we are silenced.” 
                                                                                                            - Malala Yousafzai

Sunday, January 6th 2019

A very Happy 2019 agus Nollaig na mBan Shona daoibh go léir!

After a busy December we thought we'd be quiet enough heading into January but it's still "all go" with visitors in the shop, Hot-Deskers returning, the meeting room hired out, the Book Machine popping out books and a Film-Script writer-in-residence in our volunteer-run apartment...oh and there's more... 

Continues every Monday from 7th January in the Bookshop (8-9.30pm)

Join Qualified language teacher Maria Daley to practice your Spanish conversational skills (Please note you must have some Spanish - this is NOT a class!).  Suitable for teenagers and adults and all levels are welcome, Maria facilitates a space to gain confidence in a relaxed environment, completely FREE OF CHARGE.

Contact Maria direct at maria.daley@live.com or on 087 697 4740 for more details or to book a place.

Fionnuala O'Dowd continues to offer holistic therapy sessions upstairs at Books@One every other Thursday from January 10th. Reflexology, Colour & Sound Therapy, Reiki and Energy Healing. 
For Appointments contact Fionnuala direct on 086 845 6517
Thursday 10th January 7.30pm Books@One

Celebrating 100 years under one sky with Astronomer Deirdre Kelleghan.

Ready to start a new astronomical adventure in 2019 with our local astronomer? Join Deirdre for a fascinating talk on astronomy - with a view to starting an astronomy club in Louisburgh this year.

Open to families and individuals of all ages. Come along to find out more – admission free! For more details...

We're taking names for those who'd like to take part in the courses we ran last year - Reflexology for Parents & Babies with Jennifer Rutherford AND Pottery with Absolutley Pottery's Roger Harley.
ALSO keep an eye out for Writing Courses planned for this year. 
Call or email us for more details or to sign up!


Well we just can't seem to keep this one on our shelves and if you didn't find a copy in your Christmas stocking then we highly recommend you treat yourself.

Retired Irish Times reporter, Conor O'Clery's telling of his wife's family's story and in particular that of his father-in-law, the Shoemaker of the title, gives us everything we could want. History, drama, pain, love, war, humanity and excellent writing, it really is the story of a very ordinary family and the impact on their lives of an extreme political period, taking in more than eighty years of Soviet and Russian history.

We're restocking as I type and we can take orders if you haven't got a copy yet! Not available online as we're revamping our online ordering.

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Nollaig na mBan

                          -Moya Roddy

Wise Men came bearing gifts,
guided by a star so bright it lit up
the Heavens; big as the star
that blazed in our hallway announcing –
Christmas is coming! ...
   read on...

Word of the Month: 

Shelley's on a well-deserved break after all her wonderful storytelling and Santa-helping through December and running up to Christmas so Storytime will be back in a few weeks!

Please keep an eye out for updates.

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...



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