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My 5 Best Things to Do in Donabate!

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by Fingal Libraries on June 30, 2016.

With its natural attractions, stunning gardens and unique shops, Donabate has plenty to offer both locals and visitors. As part of a ‘5 Best Things’ blog, Nadene Ryan highlights some of the finest things to see and do in this charming little seaside v ...

Get ready for the Summer Stars Reading Adventure in your local library

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by Fingal Libraries on June 23, 2016.

Did you know reading gives children a head start in life, benefiting them in more ways than you might imagine?  The school holidays provide an ideal opportunity for children to experience reading as a fun activity. To support children’s reading, Sum ...

“The Red-Letter Day”

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by Fingal Libraries on June 20, 2016.

Guest Blogger Louise Coughlan reviews "The Red-Letter Day" by SP McArdle Meet Jenny, where she travels through time and encounters some very strange and interesting people along the way. The book was very insightful, as well as educational with a ve ...

New Genealogy Advisory Service starts in Blanchardstown Library

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by Fingal Libraries on June 13, 2016.

Are you eager to find out more about your family history? If so then bring your questions to a new Genealogy Advisory Service taking place in Blanchardstown Library this summer.  Providing the advice will be Fiona Fitzsimons from Eneclann, a Trinity Coll ...

Euros 2016

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by Fingal Libraries on June 7, 2016.

It’s time to hop aboard the bandwagon as we get ready for the European Championships, which kicks off on June 10th in Paris.  Everybody loves a bandwagon.  A case in point is a musician friend of mine who knows absolutely nothing about football.  I m ...

Ross MacDonald & Lew Archer

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by Fingal Libraries on May 31, 2016.

If you ask anybody to name a famous private detective from American crime and mystery fiction of the past, you’ll undoubtedly receive in response the names of Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler’s famous creation immortalised in many screen adaptations b ...

Cake is for Life – not just for Birthdays

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by Fingal Libraries on May 25, 2016.
Balbriggan bake off

The “Great Balbriggan Bake Off 2016”  will take place on Monday 30th May 6.30-8.00pm in Balbriggan Library as part of the Balbriggan Summerfest Celebrations. The winners of each category will receive an afternoon tea voucher and the overall winner w ...

Another new eService for Fingal Libraries!

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by Fingal Libraries on May 15, 2016.

Fingal Libraries would like to let all our members know about a new service that was launched on our website on 1st May 2016. Another FREE online service, ‘Comic Plus’ contains thousands of digital graphic novels and comics with titles from publishers ...

Stepping Back in Time: A Visit to Swords Castle

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by Fingal Libraries on April 25, 2016.

I grew up reading 'The Hobbit', watching 'The Neverending Story' on VHS and collecting anything involving Robin Hood. If one of my favourite books had suddenly transported me into the past to go on a quest or have an adventure, I would have been delighted ...

What our borrowers are saying……

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by Fingal Libraries on April 18, 2016.

This week, our blog features a parent from Swords and why they visit the library! Here is their thoughts along with their child's thoughts about using the Library. “Hello everyone. I am a mother of two school students. I wanted to talk about why ...