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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 ...

5 Reasons Why Your Child Should Join Our Summer Stars Reading Adventure

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by Fingal Libraries on June 26, 2018.

Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to all children across the county of Fingal. Fingal Libraries  have compiled five reasons why your child should become a Summer Star and join the 2018 Summer St ...

A Volunteer’s Unforgettable Experience at the Special Olympics Ireland Games 2018

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by Fingal Libraries on June 20, 2018.

Special Olympics has opened up a whole new world to people with intellectual disabilities and has contributed to improving self-confidence, social competence, building greater athletic skills and higher self-esteem. When the opportunity arose to v ...

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 ...