Heritage Week in Fingal Libraries

Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on August 18, 2016.

Heritage Week Ireland runs from 20th to 28th of August in 2016.  Coordinated by the Heritage Council, events and activities are held all over the country that  build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation. A range of talks and activities have been organised in Fingal Libraries and all are free […]

Heritage Week Ireland runs from 20th to 28th of August in 2016.  Coordinated by the Heritage Council, events and activities are held all over the country that  build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation. A range of talks and activities have been organised in Fingal Libraries and all are free to attend. Further events in the Fingal locality are available here or  can be searched for on the Heritage Week website.

Please see details below of some of the events for all the family in Fingal Libraries

Storytelling

Storyteller Brendan Nolan is visiting some of the Fingal Libraries during the week and will be telling stories to children age 7 years plus. See below for the list of libraries the event will be on in – contact each branch to book in.

Tuesday 23rd of August

Rush Library at 11.30am – Phone 01-8708414

Donabate Library at 2pm – Phone 01-8905609

Wednesday 24th of August

Malahide Library at 12pm – Ph 01-8704430

Swords Library at 3pm – Ph 01-8905582

 

Natural Heritage Workshop

The Rediscovery Centre are offering a 90 minute workshop on Natural Heritage for children age 7-12 years.

Monday 22nd of August

Balbriggan Library at 11.30  – Ph 01-8704430

Garristown Library at 2.30pm – Ph 01-8355020

Thursday 25th of August

Howth Library at 11am – Ph 01-8905026

Baldoyle Library at 2pm – Ph 01-8906793

Friday 26th of August

Blanchardstown Library 2pm – Ph 01-8905563

 

Talks for Adults

Two different talks are offered in Malahide and Blanchardstown Library.

 

“The Theatre Royal” by Conor Doyle

Monday 22nd of August

Blanchardstown Library 6.15pm – Ph 01-8905563

 

“Recollections of Malahide 1908 -1918” by Mary McNamara

Thursday 25th of August

Malahide Library at 7pm – Ph 01-8704430

 

Swords Castle seminar

A half-day seminar  Swords Castle: a Medieval Manor  will take place in Fingal Local Studies and Archives Saturday morning August 27 in Clonmel House, Forster Way, Swords  at 10am. The past, present and future of the Castle will be explored in three talks presented by Medieval historian Dr. Adrien Empey, County Architect Fionnuala May and Fingal Community Archaeologist, Christine Baker. Seminar is concluded with a trip to the castle.  Please contact Jacinta 01-8704495 or email [email protected] to book a place.

With so much going on all over the country, we wish our borrowers and their families a wonderfully busy Heritage Week!

By Enid Bebbington, Fingal Libraries