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Dracula’s Dilemma

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by Fingal Libraries on October 28, 2014.

What am I wearing for Halloween this year?  Now that we are half way through October this cry resounds throughout my house.  Having 4 children – 2 boys and 2 girls – ranging from 19 down to 9 I have resolved this dilemma many times.  Some requests ...

From Page to Screen: Three Classic Black and White Horror Films

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by Fingal Libraries on October 22, 2014.

As Halloween approaches, you might be thinking of settling down to watch a horror movie or read a ghost story.  There are plenty of spooky books and films to be found in the library, not least these three classic, black and white horror films adapted fro ...

Harnessing Creativity

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by Fingal Libraries on October 14, 2014.

A Guest Blog Post by Writer and Poet Colm Keegan. In July I was invited to work with the members of Dunsink Horse Club out in Fingal. I'd visit up there once a week, to work on poems and stories, so that eventually, the club members could build up enou ...

Big Library Read with OverDrive

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by Fingal Libraries on October 8, 2014.

Fingal Libraries are participating in Overdrive's Big Library Read! The Big Library Read is a worldwide digital version of a local book club, which will run from 13th - 28th Oct. The title chosen is 'Anatomy of a misfit' by Andrea Portesand.   Big Lib ...

Craft Work in Fingal

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by Fingal Libraries on October 1, 2014.

Every Thursday morning a group of likeminded individuals come together for a spot of Crafting in Donabate Library.  With a mix of ages and backgrounds all of the members of the Donabate Crafting Circle bring along a craft piece that they are working on. ...

Dunsink Horse Club

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by Fingal Libraries on September 23, 2014.

Since July 2014 Fingal Libraries, Fingal Parks and the Irish Horse Welfare Trust have been involved in a creative writing project with a group of horse owners and their families at the Dunsink Horse Club. Dunsink, once a landfill site, is now being tra ...

What a summer!

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by Fingal Libraries on September 9, 2014.

In the words of Dusty Springfield “The summer is over…” But what a summer it was.  If you were in the Fingal area, you might have noticed all sorts of strange and wonderful things going on in libraries for children. There was a huge increase in our ...

Cookery Books in the Library

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by Fingal Libraries on September 3, 2014.

They say that cooking is an art, baking is a science and The Great British Bake-off is a drama.  Having travelled with the contestants through the snap of biscuits, the sponge of cakes and the scandal of Ian’s ice cream sabotage, I – like many others ...

Fingal Libraries celebrate National Heritage Week with a variety of events for all ages.

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by Fingal Libraries on August 25, 2014.

  National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation. National Heritage Week 2014 will run from August 23rd to ...

Girls Soccer Festival 2014 Blitzs & other fun events

by Niall McGuirk on July 29, 2014.
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Free Soccer Fun Day! Register a team, some friends or just yourself! 1.00pm-3.00pm Saturday 16 August 2014 Open to U9-U13 Venue: AUL Complex, Clonsaugh, Dublin13 Register by 12 August for details contact: Tel: 0860444435, 0871323260 email: paul ...