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Teddy Bear’s Picnic at storytime!
By March 27, 2015 Read More →

Teddy Bear’s Picnic at storytime!

If you come into the Charlie Byrne’s on Saturday the 28th of March, you’re sure of a big surprise…We’re having a teddy bear’s picnic at storytime! Teddys, kids, and grown-ups are welcome for teddy and picnic themed stories, with every bear’s favourite picnic snacks. Don’t forget to bring along your favourite teddy bear! Our free [...]

Launch: Performance Art in Ireland; A History edited by Aine Phillips
By March 26, 2015 Read More →

Launch: Performance Art in Ireland; A History edited by Aine Phillips

Join us for the launch of Performance Art in Ireland; A History on Thursday the 26th of March at 6pm. This book, the first devoted to the history and contemporary forms of Irish performance art in the north and south of Ireland, brings together contributions by prominent Irish artists and major academics. It features rigorous critical [...]

Posted in: Events, Launches
World Book Week Workshop “Tips and strategies for parents to encourage and empower your child’s reading at home”
By March 2, 2015 Read More →

World Book Week Workshop “Tips and strategies for parents to encourage and empower your child’s reading at home”

World Book Week is almost here and we’re delighted to offer a free lunchtime workshop for parents on Tuesday the 3rd of March from 1.10 to 1.55! Phillida will be sharing lots of valuable tips and strategies to encourage and empower you childs reading at home, and is happy to answer questions and develop an [...]

World Book Week Storytime
By March 2, 2015 Read More →

World Book Week Storytime

We love World Book Book Day so much here in Charlie Byrne’s we’ve turned it into World Book Week! We’ve got exciting book events every day, and a special world book week themed storytime on Saturday! Each year we invite local schools into our children’s section for fun free storytelling – and this year we’re [...]

By February 17, 2015 Read More →

Launch: A Shadow in the Yard by Liz McManus

We’re very pleased to invite you to the launch of A Shadow in the Yard by Liz McManus, on Friday the 27th of February at 6pm. When a swan lands in the yard of Rosaleen McAvady’s home on Lough Swilly, it is trapped by its narrow confines and cannot escape. She asks her elderly neighbour, [...]

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Launch: 100 Happy Days 4 Kids by Arlene Naughten and Lorraine Lynch
By February 17, 2015 Read More →

Launch: 100 Happy Days 4 Kids by Arlene Naughten and Lorraine Lynch

Join us for  the launch of 100 Happy Days 4 Kids by Arlene Naughten and Lorraine Lynch, on Friday the 20th of February at 6pm. 100 Happy Days is an internet phenomenon geared at enhancing happiness, and 100 Happy Days 4 Kids translates this idea into practical ways of improving family life and ensuring children [...]

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Our Golden Footprints – New Book About Glenard in Salthill
By February 13, 2015 Read More →

Our Golden Footprints – New Book About Glenard in Salthill

We’re delighted to have copies of Our Golden Footprints in store! It is a beautiful high quality production with over 270 photographs which form a wonderful and intrinsic record of life and changes in Glenard, Salthill over the years. It also has over 130 articles or poems written by past or present residents. Our Golden Footprints [...]

An evening of Japanese and Irish poetry
By February 13, 2015 Read More →

An evening of Japanese and Irish poetry

We are very pleased to announce our annual Japanese – Irish poetry evening, on Saturday the 28th of February at 6pm. This year world renowned Tanka poet Hisa Kagawa will be joined by  award-winning Galway poet Gerry Hanberry.     This will be our fifth annual Irish – Japanese poetry evening, organised with Wa Cafe, and we’re delighted to [...]

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Traditional Boats of Ireland
By January 29, 2015 Read More →

Traditional Boats of Ireland

We’re delighted to have half price copies of Traditional Boats of Ireland at half the original price at the moment (original price €60, our price €30)!   Gloriously illustrated with evocative photographs, exquisite boat plans and maps, this wonderful work is the finest and most complete description of Ireland’s traditional boats. Two centuries ago sail [...]

Wordsworth books just in
By January 29, 2015 Read More →

Wordsworth books just in

Check out our display of Wordsworth books just in! We’ve just had a large consignment of classic literature, poetry, reference and non-fiction.  This delivery features many titles from the NUI Galway reading lists, including Jane Eyre, Dracula, Silas Mariner, Hamlet, Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectations, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, Wuthering Heights, Moby Dick, The Odyssey, [...]