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Omey Island, Last Man Standing by Kevin Griffin

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by Fingal Libraries on April 7, 2015.

I recently took a trip across to Omey Island off the west coast of Ireland. Omey is a tidal island so you must time your visits according to the tides or else spend the night beneath the stars! According to the locals on the mainland the tide would be ...

Eyes Behind Books – Junior Book Club, Balbriggan Library.

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by Fingal Libraries on March 30, 2015.

Eyes Behind Books is the Junior Book Club in Balbriggan library.  This book club was hatched last year in the month of September.  Classic stories remain among children’s favourites with renowned authors such as Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl in the t ...

“Go Set a Watchman” – the eagerly awaited Harper Lee novel

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by Fingal Libraries on March 23, 2015.

The announcement that Harper Collins is to publish a sequel to the enduring classic by Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird has brought great excitement around the world over the last few months. When asked at the lending desk recently by a mother looking for ...

Book Review – The Girl on the Train and Crooked House

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by Fingal Libraries on March 16, 2015.

Do you love a good psychological thriller?  Do you enjoying playing detective and trying to figure out who did it?  Following the game of cat and mouse that leads to the unmasking of the villain?  If so, here are two books which I read recently and cou ...

Bringing the Library to all -Fingal Housebound Library Service

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by Fingal Libraries on March 9, 2015.

Fingal Housebound service was launched in 2001 and since then has been visiting borrowers all over Fingal who are unable to access their local library service. The Housebound Library focuses on social inclusion and equality of access for all the citizens ...

Seachtain na Gaeilge

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by Fingal Libraries on February 27, 2015.

Seachtain na Gaeilge, 1-17 Márta, 2015, i Leabharlanna Fhine Gall Tá cáil ar an seanfhocal, ‘Beatha Teanga í a labhairt’. Daoine a spreagadh, go háirithe páistí, chun an teanga a labhairt mar rud taitneamhach atá mar chuspóir do Sheachtain ...

Game of Thrones

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by Fingal Libraries on February 24, 2015.

Just to confuse you, 'Winter is Coming' – well in Game of Thrones world it is, even though it’s Spring here! Game of Thrones has gone from being the preserve of the cast of The Big Bang Theory to like, the coolest, thing, like ever. A friend of ...

THE ONE HUNDRED GREATEST NOVELS OF ALL TIME

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by Fingal Libraries on February 16, 2015.

Which are the best books ever written? This is a question which has for a long time exercised minds and generated discussion (sometimes heated) from academics to book critics to librarians to members of book clubs to all those countless people who deriv ...

Book Review for Valentine’s Day

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by Fingal Libraries on February 9, 2015.

"Amy and Matthew: A love Story " By Cammie McGovern This is not a Cinderella love story or a  Romeo/ Juliet tale. It is much more magical than a Shakespeare sonnet “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day” Amy was born with Cerebral Palsy and ...

Talking Books – who knew?!

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by Fingal Libraries on February 4, 2015.

The sad truth of it is – believe it or not – that there are people amongst us for whom the joys of a talking book are unknown.  They have read books and listened to music but inexplicably never listened to a book.  It is unlikely that this is the re ...