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What has the EU Ever Done for Us?

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by Fingal Libraries on June 26, 2017.

It’s Friday evening, about tea time. Four middle aged men sit in a dimly lit corner of Flaherty’s Pub. The atmosphere becomes a little tense as our four friends begin to discuss the problems of the day. Sean and Padraig sit on one side of the table si ...

‘American Gods and Norse Myths’ – Neil Gaiman’s newest phantasmagorias from book to screen

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by Fingal Libraries on June 19, 2017.

Firstly, I will hold my hands up and say that I find it hard to read Neil Gaiman’s books, as much as I love the fantasy genre and the subjects of his books. The fault lies with the way I read – I scan pages rather than read every word. In the case of ...

Summer Stars 2017

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by Fingal Libraries on June 12, 2017.

Réaltaí Shamhraidh - Summer Stars Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to all children across the country.  The Summer Stars Reading Adventure will run during the summer in Fingal in July and August. ...

Hello my old friend!

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by Fingal Libraries on June 6, 2017.

At the beginning of May, Claire Fay challenged herself to give up Social Media for the month (click here to read about her challenge).  Here is Claire's follow up blog letting us know how it went: I am honestly so surprised that I’m writing this bl ...

Fingal Libraries – Trusted and Valued by the Community we serve

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by Fingal Libraries on May 24, 2017.

Fingal County Libraries delivers an innovative and engaging public library service to the citizens of Fingal. With a diverse audience, Library staff strive to improve and enhance the wellbeing of all members of the community. As a learning centre it suppo ...

Fingal Towns: History and Heritage

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by Fingal Libraries on May 15, 2017.

Over the last twenty years, there have been many books published dealing with the main towns and urban areas of Fingal. Some of them have been published by Fingal Libraries, as part of our policy of supporting local studies development. Swords in the N ...

Help us to help you!

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by Fingal Libraries on May 8, 2017.

How do you look for information on health? Librarians want to know! Tell us how you look for health information by filling out this survey.  We will use your answers to help us make it easier to find health information. We are HEAL: the Health ...

Put down the Phone and Pick up a Book!

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by Fingal Libraries on May 2, 2017.

Too many books, not enough time. That is my current dilemma. For the past few months I always seem to be rushing from one thing to the next. I never seem to have a minute to sit down, relax and read. As a person who loves reading, I find this is bizarre. ...

The Big Sports Quiz 2017 – Read and be active!

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by Fingal Libraries on April 11, 2017.

How can children read and be active at the same time?  Fingal Country Council’s Sports Office and Fingal Libraries annual Big Sports Quiz aims not only to improve children’s literacy but also encourages them to be physically active. This year, childr ...

Fingal County Council embraces Creative Ireland initiative

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by Fingal Libraries on April 3, 2017.

Enabling creativity in every community is a core pillar of the Creative Ireland Programme, an ambitious five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which will place Ireland’s strongest assets – our culture and creative communities - at the centre of publ ...