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Welcome to PAL – the Pathways to Learning programme which supports greater access to library and archives collections and services throughout the island of Ireland.

There are currently three PAL resource-sharing schemes, Cork PALMusic PAL and Midlands PAL which make access easier to libraries and archives throughout the island of Ireland.

Read the latest news on PAL below or click here for further information on this initiative.

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Roy Stanley, Music Librarian at Trinity College Dublin and Music PAL Chair, provides an overview of the music library services in Ireland in his article, Concerted efforts: optimising music collections and services in Irish libraries.   Roy considers the music collections available across the various sectors and  includes a description of the Music PAL scheme, “which focuses directly on library users by facilitating access to the combined assets of all particpating libraries”.

The article is in the the latest issue of An Leabharlann: The Irish Library, published by The Library Association of Ireland and The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (Ireland).


The Irish Traditional Music Archive have revised and redesigned their website. The new site has greatly enhanced access and search capabilities, including its Digital Library which offers access to a wide range of digitised sound recordings and visual and printed items from its collections, all available for free online access.

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As part of Bord Gáis’ READISCOVER Your Local Library Malahide Library will host An Introduction to the World of Opera by the Opera Theatre Company on Thursday March the 23rd @7pm. Please register your interest at the desk as places are limited. Read the rest of this entry »


The first annual RTÉ Big Music Week 2010 celebrates the wonderful diversity of music which RTÉ brings to listeners and viewers daily, on radio and television, online and in live concert.
It also sees the launch of a dedicated website which offers an entry into the rich world of RTÉ Music – including listening live – to audiences in Ireland and all over the world. RTÉ Radio 1, lyric and RnaG will broadcast RTÉ Big Music Week signpost promos all next week.
Please check programme transmission times with RTÉ Guide and newspaper listings. The content of live daily programming on television and radio may change due to unforeseen events. And don’t forget that you can catch up with RTÉ Big Music Week 2010 TV programmes after broadcast on the RTÉ Player.

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