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Learning to Upcycle Your Clothes at Skerries Repair Café

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by Fingal Libraries on April 11, 2019.

A couple of weeks ago, I had a very interesting Sunday afternoon outing with my mother-in-law to a Repair Café in Skerries. It was organised for Sunday 24/03/2019 from 3-5pm in the Lounge of the Bus Bar, Skerries, Co. Dublin. My mother-in-law is a ...

Freegal Music: Fingal Libraries New Streaming & Downloading Service

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by Fingal Libraries on March 4, 2019.

  We had a staff tea-break argument about Leonard Cohen this morning. For the life of us, we couldn’t agree what music genre he falls under. One person suggested ‘Canadian Country/Folk’ while another insisted there should be a new ‘Mor ...

Welcoming 2019 & Celebrating New Year’s Resolutions at Your Local Fingal County Library

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by Fingal Libraries on January 4, 2019.

Happy New Year, from all of us at Fingal County Libraries. It’s that time again, as we return to work from an indulgent festive break, we pause to reflect on a year gone by and, for many, pledge to carve out an overall better version of ourselves ...

Robots take over Fingal Libraries in STEM spectacular

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by Fingal Libraries on December 31, 2018.

Fingal County Council was taken over by robots in November and December... but only for two days. Based in Grove Road, Blanchardstown on Saturday, November 24, and in the Atrium at County Hall, Swords, on Saturday, December 1, two day-long robotics event ...

A Year in Review with the Blanchardstown Library Radio Show

It has been an extraordinarily busy year for Blanchardstown Library, and to mark the festive season, the Blanchardstown Library Radio Show took a look back on our fondest memories of 2018. In an extended show on Christmas Eve, hosts Aoife, Ciara, a ...

Ag Cur Críoch le Bliain na Gaeilge I Leabharlann Bhaile Bhlainséir

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by Fingal Libraries on December 17, 2018.

  Bhí spórt agus spraoi againn i Leabharlann Bhaile Bhlainséir ar an 13 Samhain, nuair a chuireamar críoch le Bliain na Gaeilge lenár gceiliúradh ‘Blas Baile Bhlainséir’. Ba lá lán Ghaeilge é le scéalta, códáil, iógart reo ...

Christmas Cheer at Blanchardstown Library

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by Fingal Libraries on December 15, 2018.

  Blanchardstown Library got into the Christmas spirit with great enthusiasm on Tuesday, December 4, as we celebrated the season with song, stories, and puppets! The day started with a special ‘My First Christmas’ story-time with Ciara, ...

Route4U App: Improves Mobility For Wheelchair Users in Just 3 Minutes

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by Fingal Libraries on September 18, 2018.

Route4U - a Fingal County Council accessibility initiative - is a free footpath navigation app and information system to aid wheelchair and pram users to navigate through our towns and cities. For the month of September Route4U have launched a one-month l ...

Fingal Festival of History 22 – 29 September

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by Fingal Libraries on September 11, 2018.

The second annual Fingal Festival of History, a week of history talks and events organised by Fingal Libraries, takes place from Saturday 22nd – Saturday 29th September. This year’s programme features History at the Castle: Ireland 100 years ago ...

The Write Time for Inspiration

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by Fingal Libraries on August 27, 2018.

Fingal Libraries annual celebration of creativity & writing in Fingal, the Write Time Festival, takes place this September. Library branches will host free workshops and talks throughout the month of September to spark the imagination and inspire ...