Westside Arts Festival Programme

The Westside Arts Festival 2016 programme of events has been finalised and will be distributed to thousands of homes in the Westside area next week. In addition, the programme will be available from shops and centres around Westside. A digital copy can be downloaded here.

 

Remembering 1916 talk in Westside Resource Centre

As part of the "Remembering 1916" series, Westside Resource Centre will host Professor Brian Arkins on Wednesday 1st of June at 6:30pm. Professor Arkins will deliver a talk on the political poetry of W. B. Yeats. The event is free and open to all. Contact Westside Resource Centre on 091-528325 or Westside Library on 091-520616 for more information. Looking forward to seeing you there on the day.

Screening of Mise Éire

As part of the continuing commemoration of the events of 1916, Westside Resource Centre will host a special screening of the classic documentary created by George Morrison and featuring the music of Seán Ó Riada. 'Mise Éire' charts the lead-up to and the aftermath of the 1916 Rising.

The period covered in the film (1896-1918) was one of the most momentous in recent Irish history. In 'Mise Éire', history can be seen precisely as it happened before the eyes of newsreel cameramen who were present at critical developments. 

'Mise Éire' will be screened in Westside Resource Centre on Tuesday 19th April. This coincides with the centenary of the events surrounding the aborted landing of German weapons on Bannagh Strand in Co. Kerry. 

Places are limited, so make sure to contact the resource centre on 091-528325 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your seat.


Westside Newsletter Late Spring 2016

The Late Spring 2016 edition of the Westside Newsletter is out now. Copies are available from Westside Resource Centre, Westside Library and businesses throughout the community. A digital version of the newsletter is available here.

International Women's Day Celebration Success

Westside Resource Centre celebrated International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March 2016. The event was well attended and a very enjoyable afternoon began with afternoon tea where funds were raised for Gorta – Self Help Africa. This international charity is based in the Resource Centre and works with rural communities to help them improve their livelihoods. Development Manager and Fundraiser Ronan Scully gave a very interesting talk on “Women in International Development”.

Newly elected TDs Catherine Connolly and Hildegarde Naughton attended the event and spoke briefly on the subject of equality for women. The event was rounded off with a wonderful musical recital from Galway Early Music, a group who promote the performance of medieval, renaissance and baroque music in Galway. The afternoon was a great success and was enjoyed by all.

 

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