Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Nollaig Shona | Merry Christmas

Wishing all students & staff a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

For those who have their last exams tomorrow, keep going you're nearly there...

Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas opening hours

We're open in Galway until 21.00 this evening, Friday 16th December and from 10.00 – 13.00 tomorrow Saturday 17th December.

Our Christmas hours kick in on Monday the19th December... 

Here's the hours for the Galway campus library, please see opening hours for all campus' Christmas opening hours.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

'Digging' the poem chosen for GMIT

In 2014 the Library invited students and staff to choose a poem for GMIT. The poem with the most votes and chosen as ‘the poem for GMIT’ was ‘Digging’ by Seamus Heaney. 

In this, the fiftieth anniversary of its publication, we are delighted to have a print of the poem on display in the library on the Dublin Road. 

The print was created by Lynne O’Loughlin, with an image by Deirdre O’Mahony. 

‘Digging’ appeared in Seamus Heaney’s first major collection, Death of a Naturalist, published by Faber and Faber in 1966. 

Between my finger and my thumb   
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.

Under my window, a clean rasping sound   
When the spade sinks into gravelly ground:   
My father, digging. I look down

Till his straining rump among the flowerbeds   
Bends low, comes up twenty years away   
Stooping in rhythm through potato drills   
Where he was digging.

The coarse boot nestled on the lug, the shaft   
Against the inside knee was levered firmly.
He rooted out tall tops, buried the bright edge deep
To scatter new potatoes that we picked,
Loving their cool hardness in our hands.

By God, the old man could handle a spade.   
Just like his old man.

My grandfather cut more turf in a day
Than any other man on Toner’s bog.
Once I carried him milk in a bottle
Corked sloppily with paper. He straightened up
To drink it, then fell to right away
Nicking and slicing neatly, heaving sods
Over his shoulder, going down and down
For the good turf. Digging.

The cold smell of potato mould, the squelch and slap
Of soggy peat, the curt cuts of an edge
Through living roots awaken in my head.
But I’ve no spade to follow men like them.

Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests.
I’ll dig with it.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Best of luck with your exams!

With exams starting tomorrow library staff would like to wish you the best of luck and every success!

Here's 7 Last-Minute Exam Tips for Students from Time -

Friday, December 9, 2016

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

The CCAM library has gone all out with their creativity for the Christmas decorations this year, drop-in a take a look!

Monday, December 5, 2016

From the Archives 1916: Revolution and Recollection

Galway County Council Archives travelling exhibition "From the Archives, 1916: Revolution and Recollection" is currently on display in our Galway campus library.

As part of the 1916 centenary programme of events Galway County Council Archives presents a small selection of material from it holdings, which relate in some way to the events or people involved in the 1916 Easter Rising.

The items depicted in the display are just a sample of the varied and wonderful collections in the Archives.

 Click here for more information.

Season’s Greetings from Emerald

Emerald is giving free access for the whole of December to the two most downloaded articles from 2016 in each of Emerald’s subject collections.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

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