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: Stories for Adults – Aindrias de Staic
Renowned Storyteller and Writer Aindrias de Staic will perform a few stories hosted by Kildare Library Service. This will include some traditional stories, self-penned poems and a story performance from his upcoming debut collection of short stories "Strung".
Set in rural West of Ireland in the late 90s, "Strung" is a collection of tales about a fiddle player in the West of Ireland - containing thinly disguised autobiographical content which swells with booze and tunes, and the Celtic Tiger begins to roar....
Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ireland-reads-stories-for-adults-with-aindrias-de-staic-tickets-141112612623
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.