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Cruinniú in the Castle: Fingal Libraries Day of Youthful Creativity

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by Fingal Libraries on June 19, 2019.

Ireland was the first and only country in the world to have a national day of FREE creativity for children and young people, under 18 years. Following the huge success of last year, Cruinniú na nÓg’s second outing which occurred on Saturday 15th ...

It’s a Dream Come True for 9 Year Old Garristown Author Brea Mullarkey

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by Fingal Libraries on May 22, 2019.

Brea Mullarkey, from Garristown, is just 9 years old and she has written a book called, “Lost and Found: A bedtime story for my brothers.” She is always drawing and writing notes to her friends but her wish was to write a book and with the help of ...

Introducing “Rory’s Rainbow”: A Beautiful Children’s Picture book by Aoife Kirwan

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by Fingal Libraries on May 15, 2019.

Rory’s Rainbow is a new children’s picture book, written and self-published by Garristown resident and local school teacher, Aoife Kirwan. The book tells the story of Rory the robin who goes on a love hunt and seeks answers to lots of questions ...

Autism Friendly Fridays at Blanchardstown Library

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by Fingal Libraries on April 25, 2019.

Blanchardstown Library is one of the biggest and busiest libraries in the country serving a diverse community.  Staff had been talking about introducing autism friendly hours for a while and the seeds were firmly planted after I attended a seminar ho ...

Upcycling Your Wardrobe for a Better World at Skerries Repair Café

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by Fingal Libraries on April 11, 2019.

A couple of weeks ago, I had a very interesting Sunday afternoon outing with my mother-in-law to a Repair Café in Skerries. It was organised for Sunday 24/03/2019 from 3-5pm in the Lounge of the Bus Bar, Skerries, Co. Dublin. My mother-in-law is a ...

Freegal Music: Fingal Libraries New Streaming & Downloading Service

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by Fingal Libraries on March 4, 2019.

  We had a staff tea-break argument about Leonard Cohen this morning. For the life of us, we couldn’t agree what music genre he falls under. One person suggested ‘Canadian Country/Folk’ while another insisted there should be a new ‘Mor ...

Welcoming 2019 & Celebrating New Year’s Resolutions at Your Local Fingal County Library

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by Fingal Libraries on January 4, 2019.

Happy New Year, from all of us at Fingal County Libraries. It’s that time again, as we return to work from an indulgent festive break, we pause to reflect on a year gone by and, for many, pledge to carve out an overall better version of ourselves ...

Our Top 5 Reasons Why We Love to Blog

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by Fingal Libraries on December 31, 2018.

Since April 2014, Fingal Libraries have written and published over 200 blogs.  With a wide range of traditional and digital services on offer and thousands of FREE events and activities running across our 10 branches, we have a lot to talk about and sh ...

Robots take over Fingal Libraries in STEM spectacular

Fingal County Council was taken over by robots in November and December... but only for two days. Based in Grove Road, Blanchardstown on Saturday, November 24, and in the Atrium at County Hall, Swords, on Saturday, December 1, two day-long robotics event ...

A Year in Review with the Blanchardstown Library Radio Show

It has been an extraordinarily busy year for Blanchardstown Library, and to mark the festive season, the Blanchardstown Library Radio Show took a look back on our fondest memories of 2018. In an extended show on Christmas Eve, hosts Aoife, Ciara, a ...