Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading on Thursday, February 25th.
County Kildare Libraries have teamed up with libraries nationwide, publishers, booksellers, authors and others for the campaign, which is part of the government’s Keep Well initiative and aims to celebrate reading and all the benefits it can have for wellbeing and enjoyment.
The campaign is asking everyone to ‘squeeze in a read’ on Ireland Reads Day, Thursday, February 25th.
A new website www.irelandreads.ie has been set up where people can pledge to read on the day and see how much time has been pledged by the Irish public so far.
Ireland Reads: Kerri Ní Dochartaigh in conversation with Manchán Magan
Debut author Kerri Ní Dochartaigh's Thin Places is described as a "powerful, unflinching account of her war-torn childhood and her quest for peace [which] is part hymn to nature, part Troubles memoir." Join Manchán Magan as he talks to Kerri about her writing.
This talk will be hosted on zoom and tickets can be booked via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ireland-reads-kerri-ni-dochartaigh-in-conversation-with-manchan-magan-tickets-141019931411
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.