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16 November 2023
Have your Say: Westmeath Arts Plan 2024 - 2028

At the Westmeath County Council Arts Office, we are in the process of preparing a new five-year Arts Plan for Westmeath (2024 to 2028). As part of the preparation for this new strategy, we are looking for feedback from the community. In December, we are planning two consultation meetings. We are inviting artists, individuals, community […]

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8 November 2023
Fruitbowl Film and Drama Hub

Fruitbowl Film and Drama Hub is a media literacy course for adults with addtional needs. The course utilises youth theatre techniques and video production to explore creatively how media works. Participants will learn how to act and perform for the camera. They will also learn video production technique, camera, framing, lighting, editing, and mastering final […]

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25 October 2023
A Look Inside the Lives of our Ageing Community: Inside Out Cluain Lir

In 2023, Creative Ireland Westmeath supported over 20 creative projects in communities across the county. Here, Lucy Tormey talks about her experience running 'Inside Out', a collaborative project with photographer Emma O'Brien and the residents of Cluain Lir Community Nursing Unit and its associated Day Care facility. The project aims to tell a story about […]

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25 October 2023
Home Energy Saving Kits at Westmeath Libraries

As we move into the colder months of the year, our demand for energy rises. The Home Energy Saving Kit by Codema is an easy way to measure your energy usage and discover practical ways that you might be able to reduce your bills. The kits are available to borrow from Mullingar Library and Aidan […]

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23 October 2023
Library events this week

Please click on the links below for more details, and to book your tickets. Remember you can always contact us on 044 9332162 or email library@westmeathcoco.ie if you have any questions, or just ask on your next visit to your local library. 23rd - 28th October Activity BookClub Exhibition Group Meeting Lecture / Talk Storytime Workshop / Class […]

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20 October 2023
Road Safety Poster Competition

Westmeath Libraries and Westmeath County Council are running a Road Safety Poster competition. Simply design a poster to raise awareness of Road Safety and drop it in to your local Westmeath Library to be in with a chance to win.

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16 October 2023
Free bedtime story books for all children, 4 years of age and under

 On the 6th October Roderic O’ Gorman, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and Heather Humphreys, Minister for Rural and Community Development announced the First 5 Little Book at Bedtime initiative, in collaboration with public libraries and the Local Government Management Agency. Free bedtime story books and library card wallets are available at […]

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16 October 2023
Babies love Books! Find out more with Westmeath Libraries.

Do you know it’s never too early to start the reading habit? Westmeath Libraries is committed to supporting families in building their reading confidence and instilling a love of reading for fun.  A new Reading to your Baby guide has been launched with partners from Westmeath County Childcare Committee, Westmeath Community Development’s Empowering Communities Programme […]

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11 October 2023
Streetwise Istanbul: Seeing ‘Other’ As Self: Cross-Cultural Exhibition to take place in the Atrium, Mullingar

Streetwise Istanbul: Seeing ‘Other’ As Self: Cross-Cultural Exhibition to take place in the Atrium, Mullingar Streetwise Istanbul: Seeing ‘Other’ As Self is a cross-cultural project that was devised by Irish American author Meghan Nuttall Sayres in collaboration with Turkish photographer Aramis Kalay. The global project will be exhibited at the Atrium Mullingar, in Westmeath County […]

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6 October 2023
Creative Writing workshops

Are you passionate about writing and eager to develop your creative writing skills? Look no further! We are excited to host a series of writing workshops to help you out. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced writer, these events are designed to cater to all skill levels. Our instructors will guide you through […]

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