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Covid-19

Emergency Management

26 Mar 2020

Fingal County Council and COVID-19: Help us to help you.

Fingal County Council's public offices are now closed to the general public.

A number of our services can be completed over the phone, by mail or online.

You can contact Customer Care Unit at 01 8905000 . Paperwork can be sent by e-mail. E-mail addresses may be found on our website at www.fingal.ie

Full details can be found here.

 

Fingal Community Response Forum

A dedicated community support helpline and email address has been launched to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice. Find out more here.

Heritage from Home - Trinity Access to Research Archive

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So a lesser known research  site to while away an afternoon is TARA or the Trinity Access to Research Archive http://www.tara.tcd.ie/ TARA is an open access repository with restricted access only in unavoidable instances, e.g. where publisher copyright restrictions prevail. One of the many collections is that of Prof. Edwin C. Rae was Professor of the History of Art at the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana. During World War II he was one of the Monuments Men or Fine Arts Chief (to give him his proper title) and responsible for returning thousands of art objects looted from conquered countries by the Germans. The subject of his Ph.D dissertation however, was the Architecture of Medieval Ireland. The collection of photographs, which date to c.1930-1970 are focussed principally on Irish Later Medieval (c.1250-1600AD) tomb sculpture, wayside crosses, architecture and architectural detailing. The collection includes material in state-, church- and privately-owned monuments including this photograph of Maud Plunkett’s tomb within the church on Malahide Castle Demesne.

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