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Poles & Prose – Film & Book Club

Welcome to Poles & Prose, the monthly Nordic Fitness Ireland walk where we engage in thought provoking discussions about the books we’ve read or the films we’ve enjoyed throughout the month.

Embark on this leisurely-paced walk, welcoming individuals of all fitness levels, as it seamlessly blends into a social gathering, fostering connections and enhancing your overall well-being.

 Poles & Prose is not only a stroll towards improved fitness but also a delightful rendezvous for like-minded individuals who appreciate the joy of literature and film. Join us for a holistic experience that enriches both body and mind.

We will aim to choose books that are available in the library, bookshops, online, kindle and audio to make it accessible to everyone. If you are having difficulty sourcing a book please let us know.

Films will be chosen that are available for streaming. The film will also be shown during the month at our base at Burkedale House for those without streaming facilities.

Borrow Box

Borrow box is the eBook service provided for library users. You need to be a member of the library to use the service. 

To access Borrow Box first download the App to your phone or tablet and log in using your library barcode and library pin number.

The staff in the library are very helpful if you need assistance.

Books & Films for 2024

January Book – Wild Atlantic Women by Grainne Lyons

February Film – The Way – A great one especially for those joining us on the Camino in October

March Book- The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

April Film – Wild – A chronicle of one woman’s 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover.

May Book- A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

June Film – Tracks – Based on true life adventure of Robyn Davidson, about her journey through a desert.

July Book – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

August Film – The Way Back – inspired by The Long Walk (1956), the memoir by former Polish prisoner of war Sławomir Rawicz, who claimed to have escaped from a Soviet Gulag and walked 4,000 miles 

September Book – Walking On Sunshine by Giovanna Fletcher

October Film – The Walk – It is based on the story of 24-year-old French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center

November Book – Fearless: Adventures with Extraordinary Women by Louise Minchin

December Film – Mile…..Mile and a Half – A group of artists hike the John Muir Trail and bring back their experiences. 219 miles in 25 days.