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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 ...

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 ...