“September has come, it is hers
Whose vitality leaps in the autumn,
Whose nature prefers
Trees without leaves and a fire in the fireplace."
- Louis McNeice- Autumn Journal
Friday, September 7th 2018
Well it might be September but with Mayo Culture Night and the September Sessions, Louisburgh has no intention of going to sleep just yet...
So get yourself a cup of something, get comfy
and let's see what's happening at the Bookshop this month...
REFLEXOLOGY & HEALING OILS
Wednesday 19th September Books@One Annex (10.30-11.30am)
Have you ever wondered if reflexology can help you? It's suitable for all walks of life, from fertility to baby reflexology, relaxation, to help in hospices, arthritis, parkinsons, it also works alongside chemotherapy and other treatments. Jennifer has been working in this area for many years, and will give a demonstration alongside her talk.
All welcome! Jennifer will be running a 6 week Baby & Mother reflexology course October at Books@One.
LIVING YOUR JOY - MOVING TOWARDS THE AUTUMN EQUINOX
with Fionnuala O'Dowd
Wednesday 19th September Books@One Garden Room (7-10pm)
Fionnuala's inspiring series of monthly workshops continues with a special evening gathering for the Autumn Equinox. With drumming, dancing, singing and meditation in the beautiful Garden Room at Books@One.
Booking essential as these workshops fill up very quickly. More details...
MAYO ROSCOMMON HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING
Friday 21st September in the Bookshop (10am-12.30pm)
This week, all around the country people are gathering for coffee mornings to support a very special concern.
A lovely opportunity to get together for a chat, enjoy a cuppa and all for an extremely good cause.
Oh, and there WILL be cake!
LUNCHTIME TALK WITH SEOSAMH Ó DÁLAIGH
Friday 21st September in the Bookshop (12.30-1.30pm)
An informal talk over a cup of tea by Artist Seosamh Ó Dálaigh on his beautifully illustrated book "Island Diaries"
Seosamh is a colourful character as any artist should be and this promises to be a very entertaining and fitting lunchtime treat leading up to Mayo Culture Night later on in the evening.
MAYO CULTURE NIGHT - SEÁN LYSAGHT ILLUSTRATED TALK
Friday 21st September in the Bookshop (7-8pm)
Poet & Author Seán Lysaght, introduced by ecologist & ornithologist, Sarah Ingham, speaks about his latest book "Eagle Country". Then it's across to the Louisburgh Music School for a recital at 8pm, rounding off the evening (and kicking off the weekend) at An Bhun Abhainn for the September Sessions. Don't forget to pop in to meet the craftworkers at Solas Craft Shop & Gallery from 6pm.
It's all happening in Louisburgh this weekend let me tell you!
SIXPENS ADULT WRITING GROUP
Commencing Tuesday 25th September Books@One Sky Room (7.30-9.30pm)
An 11 week writing course for adults with Playwright & Facilitator Fiona Keane .
Cost: €170 per term
Suggested book to read: 'So, long, see you tomorrow' by William Maxwell.
Enquiries to Fiona on 087 763 4339
SIXPENS CHILDREN'S WRITING GROUP
Commencing Thursday 27th September Books@One Annex (3.35-4.45pm)
A 10 week writing course for children aged from 9 to 12 years with Playwright & Facilitator Fiona Keane .
Cost: €90 per term
Enquiries to Fiona on 087 763 4339
SIXPENS TEEN WRITING GROUP
Commencing Thursday 27th September Books@One Annex (4.45-6pm)
A 10 week writing course for teens aged from 13 to 18 years with Playwright & Facilitator Fiona Keane .
Cost: €100 per term
Enquiries to Fiona on 087 763 4339
PANTRY BOOK CLUB SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2018 ANNOUNCED!
Louisburgh was buzzing last month when local hero Mike McCormack was in town for the prize giving of the 2017 competition winners. The Pantry Book Club in association with Books@One are ready to do it all again! The 2018 competition will be launched at Coláiste Sancta Maria on Monday 24th September...more details...
The anthology of the winning 2017 entries is printed by and available for sale in Books@One - call in to pick up a copy or click here to buy online.
CLEWBAY WRITING COMPETITON
ANTHOLOGY: TALES OF CLEW BAY NOW ON SALE AT BOOKS@ONE
Last month we also had the pleasure of launching the anthology of stories of the top 50 entries of the Clew Bay Writing Competition. There was great excitement with kids, parents and teachers gathered around the Books@One Espresso Book Machine - not sure who was most excited, the kids or the adults! Details of the 2019 competition will be announced in the new year. In the meantime, for inspiration, pick up a copy of Tales of Clew Bay in store or online.
COMING UP IN OCTOBER (Just a taster...)
Jennifer Rutherford's Baby & Mother Reflexology course we already mentioned...
Shelley will be back from her break mid-October, ready for more Story Time Fun and she says "we're gonna shake it up a little!"
Fionnuala O'Dowd will be in the Sky Room offering holistic therapy sessions every other Wednesday from October 10th - more details to be posted - in the meantime contact Fionnuala direct on 086 845 6517
We'll be going Absolutely Pottery over Roger Harley who'll be starting a 6 week pottery course with us on Monday evenings in October. For more details or to "get your name down" contact the shop by email, phone or in person!
Our Co-Working Community continues to expand and it's incredible!
From IT and Marketing experts, Event Organisers and Writers, visits from personal trainers (true story), emergency call's from stressed working mothers who need to hide from their kids to meet an important work deadline (don't worry no kids were left home alone or otherwise harmed in the making of this anecdote), breaks for a coffee, the odd chat, a bit of aul' networking, a walk on the beach or even a swim (hot showers available!), expect ANYTHING. We've even got a guy teaching English to kids in Shanghai...funny masks, the whole 9 yards...now that's entertaining...
Last month we had the privilege of launching Kieran Cooke's new book "A Not So Foreign Correspondent in Ireland" and it's been flying out of the shop ever since, thus earning the Book of the Month title (over 70 happy customers can't be wrong!). Luckily we're also printing it on our Espresso Book Machine so we can just keep printing more...
This collection of stories capturing Ireland's relatively recent history of colourful characters and events is a wonderfully nostalgic, whimsical, at times very poignant and downright funny read.
Pick up a copy in the shop or online here...
Wishing you a great month from 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...