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Maths Week Coding Fun

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by Fingal Libraries on November 3, 2014.
thumbnail views of the children's coding projects

A guest blog by Sabine McKenna, cccSkerries. "It's Maths Week. You are software developers, and your boss has just given you the job of creating a maths game. She just had time to tell you to 'Make it fun. And Maths-y,' before she had to leave for an u ...

Beware of Bears in the Library!!

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by Fingal Libraries on October 29, 2014.

Beware of bears in Fingal Libraries!! Balbriggan Library’s recent Teddy Bear Sleepover delighted our young borrowers and gave the teddy bears a night to remember. However, it was the first event of its kind in Fingal Libraries and we learned a lot. W ...

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 ...

Rush Cricket Club’s U11 and U13 boys are Leinster and All Ireland champions

by Niall McGuirk on October 10, 2014.

Fingal County Council and Cricket Leinster have over the last few years visited over 40 schools in the Fingal area delivering ‘Introduction to Cricket’ sessions in National schools. All of this work by coaches is evident by looking at the success that ...

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 ...

Fingal ‘Top Class Throw’ cricket competition

by Niall McGuirk on October 6, 2014.

Fingal ‘Top Class Throw’ competition 2014/15 Fingal County Council and Cricket Leinster are starting a new venture in National schools all over Fingal. The ‘Top Class Throw’ competition is a first in Ireland. This competition is aimed to pr ...

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. ...

Youth Sport (Small Grant) Scheme 2014

by Niall McGuirk on September 23, 2014.

Application are now invited from suitably qualified youth sports organisations providing training, leading and raising the profile of sports in fingal county council. eligible organisation can contact: fingal sports office via tel: 018906256, email: sport ...