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COUNTY KILDARE RARE BOOKS FAIR 19/11/2006

Local Studies, Genealogy and Archives
Kildare County Library and Arts Service

in association with

Lyonshill Books

presents


THE FIRST EVER CO. KILDARE


RARE BOOKS FAIR


KILDARE TOWN

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2006

All welcome
No cover charge

KILDARE TOWN HERITAGE CENTRE; KILDARE TOWN PARISH CENTRE AND THE FOYER OF EUROSPAR

 

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF BOOKS, RARE ,ANTIQUARIAN AND LOTS OF BARGAINS And FREE VALUATIONS !!!

History, local, national, literature, poetry, sport, fiction and ephemera.

 

Why not take the opportunity to visit Kildare Town – ST. BRIGID’S CATHEDRAL, THE JAPANESE GARDENS, KILDARE HERITAGE CENTRE and the fantastic new

KILDARE OUTLET VILLAGE.

More info:- Mario Corrigan PH 087-9871046 (Tues to Sat) – Email:- localhistory@kildarecoco.ie

Eddie Murphy PH 087-2567908 Email:-lyonshillbooks@eircom.net


 

AN HISTORIC FIRST!

 

The first ever County Kildare Book Fair will take place on Sunday afternoon on the 19 November in Kildare Town. This will be an opportunity for those interested in Local History and heritage as well as the general population who are interested in books and reading in general to visit a Rare Books Fair outside of Dublin. It is being organised by the Local Studies, Genealogy and Archives Department of Kildare County Library and Arts Service in conjunction with Kildare County Council and Lyonshill Books. According to Local Studies Librarian, Mario Corrigan, "there is an enormous interest in Dublin and other areas in this sort of event and it is about time we in County Kildare had the opportunity to have one locally. It is an ideal opportunity also for anyone who has not yet visited the new Kildare Retail Outlet Village to come to the town and see what is on offer."

 

The event is free and open to all and will allow people to browse the books on offer in the three different venues - The kildare Heritage Centre, The Kildare Parish Centre and the foyer of the Eurospar Shopping Centre. "The idea behind the three venues is to encourage people to walk through Kildare Town and thoroughly enjoy the day," said Mario Corrigan who has recently published a Sli na Slainte and Heritage Trail of Kildare Town and is anxious that people enjoy the experience that Kildare, the Heritage Town, has to offer.

 

Eddie Murphy of Lyonshill Books is delighted to be able to add County Kildare to a growing list of Book Fairs that he and his colleagues have orchestrated. "It is an immensely pleasurable experience, whereby people can browse the stalls and hopefully with this new initiative in Kildare Town take in some of the rich heritage of such an historic setting - maybe pause in the local shops or the local cafes and pubs for a coffee and even visit the Outlet Village for a unique shopping experience. We do hope this proves to be successful and we can turn it into an annual event," said Mr. Murphy.

 

So why not take an afternoon break on Sunday 19 November and come to Kildare Town to the County's first Rare Books Fair - maybe in search of a unique Christmas gift or just to amble through the historic streets and enjoy the experience. Currently there is an exhibition of Kildare artists, a collaboration between the Outlet Village and Riverbank Arts Centre, on view in the Kildare Outlet Village and Kildare Town Heritage Centre has a host of collectibles and gift ideas to wet you appetite.

 

As well as book dealers The Kildare Archaeological Society, Kildare Federation of Local History Groups, the Grey Abbey Conservation project and Cill Dara Historical Society will hopefully have information on their organisations and activities on display for people to view. All in all it is an ideal day out and most importantly - it's free.




The first County Kildare Rare Books Fair will take place on Sunday 19 November.


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