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A spooky tour around Malahide Castle (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on April 11, 2016.

Guest blogger Louise Coughlan and a friend took a trip to Malahide Castle and Gardens, and saw a lot more than meets the eye  Malahide Castle and Gardens has been a home to the Talbot family for nearly 800 years.  The last remaining children were broth ...

The Gift of Yoga

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by Fingal Libraries on April 4, 2016.

I took my first yoga class almost 20 years ago and was fascinated with it from the very start. When I tell people that I practice Yoga I often hear some common misconceptions. People often think that in order to do yoga you have to be flexible (not true), ...

A Guest Blogger Review of “The Big Short” by Michael Lewis

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by Fingal Libraries on March 24, 2016.

The Big Short by Michael Lewis is the story of how a few, very clever people made money out of the collapse of the US housing market in 2008. By 2008, about a trillion dollars’ worth of mortgages had been provided to US property owners in ways that a ...

Young Adult Title Wins Costa Book of the Year Award 2015

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by Fingal Libraries on March 19, 2016.

Frances Hardinge was the surprise winner of The Costa Book of Year, with her young adult book The Lie Tree. She became the second YA author to receive the award. Philip Pullman, also won the award in 2005., for The Amber Spyglass. Hardinge has being ma ...

Travel Guides

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by Fingal Libraries on March 11, 2016.

There’s nothing wrong with getting information on your holiday destination from the internet, if you don’t mind the grey printouts that suck the joy out of the sunniest of plans. It really seems quite easy; just type ‘things to do in Thailand’ for ...

Seachtain na Gaeilge & 1916 Centenary Celebration in Swords Library

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by Fingal Libraries on March 3, 2016.

Seachtain na Gaeilge & 1916 Centenary Celebration in Swords Library March 18th & 19th Here in Swords Library we’ve decided to add to the many commemorative events happening in Fingal by having a Seachtain na Gaeilge weekend with an eye on the 1 ...

“McDowell”

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by Fingal Libraries on February 25, 2016.

2014 will be remembered as the year McDowell joined our family. McDowell being a pure black, green eyed, short haired, mischievous, rascally cat. We first noticed him early that year patrolling the perimeter of the house. These surveillance operations bec ...

Chinese New Year 2016

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by Fingal Libraries on February 18, 2016.

Chinese New Year took place on Monday 8th February this year.  In Malahide Library I put up a display in the Junior Section to acknowledge this celebration Unlike western cycles the Chinese calendar has names that are repeated every 60 years.  Within ...

Mr. Tickle is 45!

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by Fingal Libraries on February 12, 2016.

Roger Hargreaves was born in Yorkshire in England in 1935. He began writing the Mr. Men books in 1971 when his son, Adam, was curious to know what a tickle looked like. Roger drew an orange figure with long stretchy arms and so Mr. Tickle was created. Thi ...

“The Dovekeepers” by Alice Hoffman

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by Fingal Libraries on February 4, 2016.

The Tuesday Book Club in Howth Library has been meeting on the last Tuesday of every month since October 2013. During that time, we have read almost thirty books together and have enjoyed many of them and also disliked a few. Of the books that we all real ...