Fingal Blog

Bealtaine Festival: Celebrating Creativity as we age, 1-31st May, 2014

Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on May 14, 2014.

The Bealtaine Festival is a festival that celebrates creativity as we age and covers all the art forms. Established in 1996 there are now 120,000 people taking part in the Bealtaine Festival and this years festival theme is "And catch the heart off guard" ...

Wall to wall PINK as the Giro flashes through Fingal

Communications Team
by Communications Team on May 12, 2014.

What a remarkable day we had in Fingal yesterday when our beautiful coastal towns and villages were beamed across the world as millions tuned in to watch the Giro d’Italia on its way from Armagh to Dublin.  An estimated 30,000 spectators lined the ...

That Was a Busy Easter!

by Niall McGuirk on May 8, 2014.
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  Kids off school, 2 weeks of rest over the Easter Holidays....NO Chance! Like me you were probably thinking what can I do to keep the kids active and occupied over the holidays? My son is sport mad, he particularly loves the football, so I brough ...

On Yer Bike – The Giro d’Italia

Communications Team
by Communications Team on May 7, 2014.
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  The Big Start (Grande Partenza) of the world famous Giro d’Italia cycle race will take place on the island of Ireland over three days from 9th - 11th May 2014. Stages 1 & 2 of one of the world’s greatest cycle races will take place in Northe ...

Last Meeting of Balbriggan Town Council – a new Era begins

Last night was a significant and poignant occasion for the town of Balbriggan when Balbriggan Town Council (formerly Balbriggan Town Commissioners) met for the last time, having served the people of this historic Fingal town since the 1860’s. Balbri ...

County Manager Paul Reid welcomes LEO Fingal

Communications Team
by Communications Team on May 1, 2014.
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Today is an important day in the life of Fingal County Council, as we open the doors of Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Fingal for the first time.   LEO Fingal is part of a national network that will be the front line in delivering business growth and job ...

Food for thought at Mayor’s Conference

Ciarán Staunton
by Ciarán Staunton on April 17, 2014.

On Wednesday morning the Mayor opened up his annual conference in Blanchardstown by emphasising the theme “Working Together for Success”. His opening speech focused on the experience that as we move away from recession people and businesse ...

Meet the staff!

Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on April 11, 2014.
Donabate Books

Fingal's newest Library is due to open shortly in the Donabate Portrane area.   Housed within the Donabate Portrane Community & Leisure Centre,  Donabate Portrane Community Library will offer free Internet, a dedicated Young Adult’s  area, a Ch ...

54 Schools, 1,650 kids, sun shining……Ready, steady, GO!

by Niall McGuirk on .
Primary School League

54 Schools, 1650 kids participating, over 40 Fingal County Council staff & volunteers from various organisations including Athletics Ireland and thankfully the sun shone on what was the 7th and best Fingal Primary Schools Athletics Final to date! Phew ...

Gearing up for the Giro d’Italia

Communications Team
by Communications Team on April 10, 2014.
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Giro d Italia…well what is it?  Its 200 riders travelling up to 65kph in a big flash of colour. And this year it will be racing through Fingal! Along with many others, I have been working on this event for months now and it is our biggest ever ch ...