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: Liam Ó Maonlaí’s Favourite Books
Join singer, songwriter and musician Liam Ó Maonlaí of Hothouse Flowers fame as he chats about his favourite books.
Cas ar an amhránaí, an cumadóir amhrán agus an ceoltóir, Liam Ó Maonlaí ó na Hothouse Flowers agus é ag trácht ar na leabhair is fearr leis.
Come along to an informal session with Liam as he talks to us as Gaeilge about some of his favourite reads and works that have influenced him.
The talk will be delivered via Zoom and is part of the Ireland Reads campaign to promote reading for well-being. For tickets click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ireland-reads-liam-omaonlais-favourite-books-tickets-141150425723
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.