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Culture Night in Swords Library

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by Fingal Libraries on September 8, 2016.

CULTURE NIGHT in SWORDS LIBRARY Friday 16th September 2016 The original meaning of ‘culture’ had to do with the land. The word is connected etymologically with Latin cultura ‘a cultivating, agriculture’ and had the figurative sense of ‘to care ...

Tower House, Portrane

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by Fingal Libraries on September 1, 2016.

Tower House in Portrane is the home of Terry Prone and her husband Tom Savage, founders of the Irish company The Communications Clinic. It is a Martello tower which they bought nine years ago and restored beautifully to turn it into their unique home. ...

Collision Course: The Olympic Tragedy of Mary Decker and Zola Budd

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by Fingal Libraries on August 24, 2016.

Collision Course is a new sports book by Jason Henderson that revisits one of the most controversial incidents in modern Olympic history. The venue was Los Angeles in 1984, the city hosting the Olympics for the second time. The incident involved a disastr ...

Heritage Week in Fingal Libraries

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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 pre ...

Top Bear not Top Gear – the connection between Jeremy Clarkson and Paddington Bear

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by Fingal Libraries on August 12, 2016.

Thirty years ago I visited a Book Show in the RDS with my mother and sister.  One of the booksellers had a selection of Paddington Bear Books for sale.  On top of the display of Paddington Books proudly stood a Paddington Bear Teddy in his very smart du ...

What’s Happening at Garristown Library?

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by Fingal Libraries on August 4, 2016.

 "So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall". -          Roald Dahl Garristown Library is a hidden gem nestled in the north-west of Fingal. It’s one of ...

Howth Literary Festival

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by Fingal Libraries on July 28, 2016.

The idea to organise a literary and arts festival in Howth was developed by two friends Eleanor Griffin and Sandra D’Arcy as a unique cultural experience. The festival took place in Howth Castle for the first time in 2015. Howth Castle, the ancestral ...

Business, Enterprise and Employment Supports in Blanchardstown library

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by Fingal Libraries on July 21, 2016.

The Business, Enterprise and Employment Centre in Blanchardstown library is a workspace available for anyone seeking employment or career development as well as entrepreneurs of all levels. Be it an idea for a start-up or a business in growth, we offer a ...

Alex Garland: From The Beach to Ex Machina

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by Fingal Libraries on July 14, 2016.

Twenty years ago, Alex Garland published his debut novel, The Beach, and within a year it was a worldwide bestseller and a cultural reference point. The Londoner was the son of political cartoonist Nicholas Garland and his early interests were graphic art ...

Fun, Lively Discussion, Debate! At Swords Library Children’s Book Club

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by Fingal Libraries on July 7, 2016.

A children’s book club opens up a whole new world to the child. It is not school and it is not home. It is the local Library, where you can come on a regular basis and enjoy a plethora of different books and a world of ideas to fuel the imagination. It ...