Youth and Imagination

January 14th, 2016

Loughrea Library, Church St., Loughrea, Co. Galway.

“The Year of 1916” Art for Primary Schools – Galway County Libraries will organise a series of themed inter- primary schools art competitions. The series will span a five-year period, inviting schools from one of the county’s five Municipal Districts to participate in a specific year. In 2016 schools from the Municipal District of Loughrea will be invited to create imaginative and visual art pieces commemorating ‘the year of 1916’.

January-December, 2016

Galway County Libraries.

‘Light and Learning’ at Your Library: Galway Library Services’ existing extensive children’s programme of events, including World Book Day, Seachtain na Gaeilge, Summer activities, Summer Reading Buzz and Children’s Book Festival, with workshops and author visits will be customised to reflect the events of 1916.

January-March, 2016

Athenry-Oranmore, Ballinasloe, Conamara, Loughrea, Tuam.

“Children and Young People – Rights for a New Generation”: This project will build on the work undertaken by Comhairle na nÓg to examine the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It aims to explore these rights in the context of the Proclamation and identify what actions need to be taken to ensure all children and young people have a chance to enjoy these rights in the future.

March 8th, 2016

An Cheathrú Rua, Ceantar na nOileán, Ros Muc.

Comhairle na nÓg – “Bhur fís sa todchaí”: The aim of this event will be to look forward to create a vision of what it will be like to be a young person living in a vibrant Gaeltacht community over the next 100 years.

March 22nd, 2016

Tuam Library, High Street, Tuam, Co. Galway

Stories of Youth: A collaborative inter-generational project sharing personal stories of being young in Tuam in 1916 and in 2016.

March-April 2016


Proclamation for a New Generation and Proclamation Day: Display and promotion of Proclamations for a New Generation in Libraries and other civic buildings.

March-April 2016

Athenry-Oranmore, Ballinasloe, Conamara, Loughrea, Tuam

Comhairle na nÓg: Local area events will include a special focus on how the lives of children and young people have changed over the centenary period 1916-2016 and to imagine what they will be like in future years.

October 17th, 2016.

Libraries in Ballinasloe, Tuam, and Loughrea

“Imagining our Future – Galway 2040”: The outcomes of Comhairle na nÓg world cafe consultations, in conjunction with the Galway 2040 planning team will be visualised and exhibited at various locations throughout the county.

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