Fingal Blog

Christmas Craft Ideas

Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on November 14, 2016.

With Christmas around the corner and the nights getting colder, it’s the perfect time to get crafty! There are so many things to make and do and you don’t need to spend too much time or money to achieve gorgeous handmade gifts and decorations.  If yo ...

Get set for Christmas with Fingal Libraries

Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on November 4, 2016.

It's that time of year when we start to make plans for Christmas and we begin to bake in earnest for the holiday season. Christmas Pudding needs a little bit of time to mature so we all aim to have them made and stored away at this point of time. If yo ...

Ramsey Campbell Territory

Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on October 28, 2016.

Some years ago I read Stephen King’s fascinating study of horror Danse Macabre, which included a section on the work of two of the leading practitioners of Britain’s new wave of horror in the 1970s, James Herbert and Ramsey Campbell. I had already ...

The Literary Works of Patti Smith

Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on October 18, 2016.

When you hear the name Patti Smith what most likely comes to mind is her edgy 1970s New York punk music, her beat poetry style, the originality of her debut album Horses or those stunning black and white portraits taken by Robert Mapplethorpe. Further dow ...

Bowie and his favourite books

Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on October 10, 2016.

New York 1987: During a commercially viable but artistically difficult period in his career, David Bowie made an advertisement for the American Library Association. He is pictured dressed in classical 1980s fashion, wearing a Letterman Varsity jacket an ...

Irish Therapy Dogs

Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on September 26, 2016.

The saying goes “Dogs are a man’s best friend”.  And us dog lovers would agree for numerous reasons, however having a therapy dog must be one of the best. Dogs can mean different things to different people. Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, colour ...

The “Outlander Series” by Diana Gabaldon

Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on September 15, 2016.

Confession: I've never read any of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" books – but as soon as it was recommended to me by colleagues, I was hooked. I wish I had more time to read it which I don’t, but I tend to make as much time as possible by delaying dinne ...

Culture Night in Blanchardstown Library

Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on September 10, 2016.

Blanchardstown Library are delighted to invite you to a family friendly evening of culture on Friday the 16th of September 2016. Events for the night include traditional song and dance, a puppet show and a brass band. The schedule of events is: ...

Culture Night in Swords Library

Fingal Libraries
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

Fingal Libraries
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. ...