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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 ...

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 ...