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A Feast of Female Voices: Celebrating The Long Gaze Back

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by Fingal Libraries on May 21, 2018.

From making a choice between ‘want’ and ‘need’ to dealing with the loss of a loved one, and from rural Ireland to a bazaar in Egypt; ‘The Long Gaze Back’ takes us on a remarkable journey, and on April 12, it led us to Blanchardstown Librar ...

Read Your Mind: Helping Young People to Support Their Mental Health

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by Fingal Libraries on May 1, 2018.

“One of the most important things that the library offers is a free, openly accessible place for all of our citizens, young and not so young. It is one of the only public spaces left where you don’t need to buy anything or have a reason for being ...

Listen & Surprise! A Multimedia Creative Challenge for Poetry Day Ireland 26 April 2018!

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by Fingal Libraries on March 7, 2018.

 Poetry Day Ireland 26 April 2018 "Mortals speak in so far as they listen." (Martin Heidegger: Poetry, Language, Thought) When asked to suggest a project for Poetry Day, I instantly thought of something to do with listening. I don’t think I ...

Healthy Ireland at Your Fingal Library – Looking After Your Health & Wellbeing

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by Fingal Libraries on January 15, 2018.

Healthy Ireland is a government initiative which aims to create a  society where everyone can enjoy mental and physical health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported.     The Healthy Ireland initiative came about because of c ...

Celebrating Culture Night in Blanchardstown Library

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by Fingal Libraries on October 24, 2017.

Friday, September 22 ended as any other Friday in Blanchardstown Library, but less than half an hour after closing time, the doors re-opened to welcome our borrowers back for our Culture Night celebrations. Following on from last year’s wildly succes ...

Bewitching Blanchardstown

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by Fingal Libraries on October 9, 2017.

There was magic in the air in Blanchardstown Library on Thursday, August 17, as staff members opened the doors of Blanchardstown School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In July, a small committee of witches and wizards came together to create a programme of ...

Fingal Festival of History

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by Fingal Libraries on September 20, 2017.

Fingal Libraries in partnership with Newbridge House and Farm presents The Fingal Festival of History – a weekend of talks and events in Newbridge House, Donabate, from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October 2017.  History-lovers can expect fascin ...

Inspirational Conference Encourages Women to Work Together

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by Fingal Libraries on September 5, 2017.

“Women make up 50% of the Irish population and if we truly work together, what a formidable and powerful force we could be.”  The words of the late Labour TD Maureen O’Carroll, relayed by her daughter Eilish at the recent Women in Politics Confere ...

Spark Your Imagination – Fingal Libraries presents The Write Time Festival 2017

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by Fingal Libraries on August 15, 2017.

This September, Fingal Libraries presents the second annual Write Time Festival. The Write Time celebrates the written and spoken word in Fingal. Libraries across Fingal will host writing workshops and author talks to spark the imagination and inspire cre ...

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. ...