What’s Happening at Garristown Library?

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by Fingal Libraries on August 4, 2016 in Libraries

 “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 the smallest branches of Fingal libraries, but what it lacks […]

Howth Literary Festival

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by Fingal Libraries on July 28, 2016 in Libraries
Howth Literary Arts Festival

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 home of the St Lawrence family, was chosen as the venue. This […]

Business, Enterprise and Employment Supports in Blanchardstown library

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by Fingal Libraries on July 21, 2016 in Libraries

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 free space that perfectly fits the requirements of our digital age. Bring your […]

Alex Garland: From The Beach to Ex Machina

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by Fingal Libraries on July 14, 2016 in Libraries

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 and journalism rather than fiction. But after travelling extensively around Asia as a […]

Fun, Lively Discussion, Debate! At Swords Library Children’s Book Club

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by Fingal Libraries on July 7, 2016 in Libraries

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 is confidence building […]

My 5 Best Things to Do in Donabate!

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by Fingal Libraries on June 30, 2016 in Libraries

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 village in North County Dublin. 1.       Walks Galore Is there a better […]

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

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by Fingal Libraries on June 23, 2016 in Libraries

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, Summer Stars, a free programme, open to all, takes place in public libraries throughout the […]

“The Red-Letter Day”

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by Fingal Libraries on June 20, 2016 in Libraries

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 very good synopsis on Irish history.  Children age 8-12 will love the adventures of Jenny […]

New Genealogy Advisory Service starts in Blanchardstown Library

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by Fingal Libraries on June 13, 2016 in Libraries

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 College campus company that specialises in history and heritage. “The Genealogy Advisory Service is […]

Euros 2016

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by Fingal Libraries on June 7, 2016 in Libraries, Sports & Recreation

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 mean absolutely nothing.  He wouldn’t know the difference between a bicycle-kick […]

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