Libraries are places of inspiration, escape and shelter for many. Now, with coronavirus having affected the arts and culture sector deeply, it's more important than ever to support those libraries we do have, which, as well as helping to create book lovers, also often provide things like wifi and computer access and help with accessing local services, and act as a community hub.
Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Irish Language Residency
Dublin UNESCO City of Literature announce a new virtual writers’ residency programme for 2021/2022, which will pay a grant of €5,000 to two writers working in the Irish language, one writing for adults, and one writing for children.
Set up by journalist and Ballymun resident Seamus Kelly, Ballymun Concrete News circulated from 1998 until 2006 telling the good news stories of Ballymun, a large suburb in Dublin which was undergoing enormous change at the time. Seamus kindly donated copies of the newspaper to Dublin City Library and Archive several years ago and the staff created PDFs of the 87 editions and made them available online ensuring they can be read all over the world.
Dublin City Council Historian in Residence Dr. Mary Muldowney and historian Catherine Holmes tell the story of the bombing of North Strand on the night of 30/31 May 1941. This special event to mark the 80th anniversary of the bombing was hosted by Charleville Mall Library on 31 May 2021.