Guitar Festival of Ireland 2009

The Waltons Guitar Festival of Ireland will take place from 1 - 5 July, 2009. The festival, now in its sixth year, is a world-class music event and features a programme of great performances, showcasing the best in classical, jazz, folk and world music in some of Dublin's finest venues. Expect a unique concert of laid-back Brazilian lullabies, fiery tangos, graceful Scarlatti and riotous Klezmer!
For information about times and venues go the the website below :

National Library and Yeats

It's summer time and the skies are blue so it time to leave the books behind and check out another great library- The National Library which has brilliant exhibitions and events all year round.

It has been 70 years since Yeats died so to celebrate his work the National Library of Ireland have a series of reading by famous actors, artists and musicians, including Neil Jordan, Bob Geldof.

Check out the programme at

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Happy Bloomsday!

Today is Bloomsday!

Fans of James Joyce's Ulysses celebrate this great modern classic today, marking the day with reenactments, readings, visits and events. Dressing up in the garb of the era is the mark of a true Joycean.

Events this year include:
  • Bloomsday Breakfast at the James Joyce Centre,
  • Readings & Songs in Meeting House Square,
  • 2 fantastic Films,
  • talks by Barry McGovern, John McCourt, and Sam Slote,
  • and of course, Walking Tours!

For more information see the James Joyce Centre's website.


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Project Gutenberg added to the library catalogue

All titles currently available for free download with Project Gutenberg have now been added to the library's catalogue, so you can link to them straight from Library ITT Dublin. So if you would like to read classics from authors such as Mark Twain and Charles Dickens, you can now use the author search in the library catalogue to link to their download page on Project Gutenberg.

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Free Books on

Check out Bookboon

Students can download free textbooks without registration from this site. Books are relevant for Engineering, Business and IT students and written in five different languages. The books are financed through a low number of in-book advertisements.

There are also travel guides if you are heading away this summer.
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