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Erin and Ruby Roche at the marine experience workshop

Erin and Ruby Roche at the marine experience workshop

Evan Fitzpatrick, Kyle and Adam Ahearn take a look at a fin whale bone along with Sarah Varian of Marine Dimensions

Evan Fitzpatrick, Kyle and Adam Ahearn take a look at a fin whale bone along with Sarah Varian of Marine Dimensions

Elaine Ryan with her sons Eli and Jonah pictured with Laura Merren of Marine Dimensions

Elaine Ryan with her sons Eli and Jonah pictured with Laura Merren of Marine Dimensions

Lisa Murphy with her son Michael at Gorey Library for World Breastfeeding Week

Lisa Murphy with her son Michael at Gorey Library for World Breastfeeding Week

Some of the mother and children who took part in a storytime and coffee morning at Gorey Library to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

Some of the mother and children who took part in a storytime and coffee morning at Gorey Library to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

Joan Dempsey, Gillian O'Neill of Friends of Breastfeeding and Christine O'Neill

Joan Dempsey, Gillian O'Neill of Friends of Breastfeeding and Christine O'Neill

Helen Cooper, guest speaker Donna Leacy and Trish Derwin pictured with local children at the Chinese art and cultural workshop at Gorey Library

Helen Cooper, guest speaker Donna Leacy and Trish Derwin pictured with local children at the Chinese art and cultural workshop at Gorey Library

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Erin and Ruby Roche at the marine experience workshop

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The busy summer of activities at Gorey Library continues.

On one particularly busy day recently, up to 150 children and adults enjoyed two separate events.

Up to 60 mothers attended a coffee morning to mark World Breastfeeding week. Members of local support groups were invited, including La Leche League and Friends of Breastfeeding. The morning included health information from the HSE's public health nurses, while there were activities and stories for the toddlers.

'We had a mix of new mothers with new born babies, and mothers and toddlers,' said librarian Nicola McGrath. 'It was really useful for new mothers to meet more experienced mothers.'

Out in the foyer, there was a full attendance of older children at a Chinese culture arts and crafts event with Donna Marie Leacy. This too was a great success.

Several days later there was also a great turnout for a marine life workshop organised by Wexford County Council's environment section. Marine Dimensions from Bray visited and gave the children a chance to get up close with crabs, starfish and more.

Summer at the library continues with events including Gymboree, coding workshops, and three events for heritage week. The Gorey Photography Club exhibit runs for August, while an art exhibition by Deirdre Byrne and James Kirwan runs until August 25.


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