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25th Anniversary Series Blog 3

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by Fingal Libraries on July 15, 2019.

25th Anniversary Series Blog 3 1800s – Public Libraries & the Power of Knowledge Early 1800s Ireland was a nation of people dejected and fervent for change, but ignorant of the means for that change. Repression and the demise of old, traditional ...

25th Anniversary Series Blog 2

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by Fingal Libraries on July 8, 2019.

  25th Anniversary Series Blog 2 1700s – Ireland’s First Public Library In the heart of old medieval Dublin, proudly stands the immense 800-year-old Gothic structure that is St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Its lofty spire pierces the sky, its l ...

25th Anniversary Series Blog 1

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by Fingal Libraries on July 1, 2019.

  25th Anniversary Series Blog 1 Fingal & Public Libraries  Fine Gall – the land of the fair-haired stranger, the Gaelic origins of its name referencing its defeated Viking invaders of the 8th Century. The region proving as strong and ...

Summer Reads 2019: Find Out What Fingal Library Staff Are Reading

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by Fingal Libraries on June 27, 2019.

Summer has finally arrived!  We've asked our well read library staff which books they have enjoyed reading over the Summer.  They have chosen a great mix of fiction, non-fiction and a book that won the International Dublin Literary Award 2019. The ...

Cruinniú in the Castle: Fingal Libraries Day of Youthful Creativity

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by Fingal Libraries on June 19, 2019.

Ireland was the first and only country in the world to have a national day of FREE creativity for children and young people, under 18 years. Following the huge success of last year, Cruinniú na nÓg’s second outing which occurred on Saturday 15th ...

It’s a Dream Come True for 9 Year Old Garristown Author Brea Mullarkey

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by Fingal Libraries on May 22, 2019.

Brea Mullarkey, from Garristown, is just 9 years old and she has written a book called, “Lost and Found: A bedtime story for my brothers.” She is always drawing and writing notes to her friends but her wish was to write a book and with the help of ...

Introducing “Rory’s Rainbow”: A Beautiful Children’s Picture book by Aoife Kirwan

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by Fingal Libraries on May 15, 2019.

Rory’s Rainbow is a new children’s picture book, written and self-published by Garristown resident and local school teacher, Aoife Kirwan. The book tells the story of Rory the robin who goes on a love hunt and seeks answers to lots of questions ...

Autism Friendly Fridays at Blanchardstown Library

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by Fingal Libraries on April 25, 2019.

Blanchardstown Library is one of the biggest and busiest libraries in the country serving a diverse community.  Staff had been talking about introducing autism friendly hours for a while and the seeds were firmly planted after I attended a seminar ho ...

Upcycling Your Wardrobe for a Better World at Skerries Repair Café

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by Fingal Libraries on April 11, 2019.

A couple of weeks ago, I had a very interesting Sunday afternoon outing with my mother-in-law to a Repair Café in Skerries. It was organised for Sunday 24/03/2019 from 3-5pm in the Lounge of the Bus Bar, Skerries, Co. Dublin. My mother-in-law is a ...

Freegal Music: Fingal Libraries New Streaming & Downloading Service

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by Fingal Libraries on March 4, 2019.

  We had a staff tea-break argument about Leonard Cohen this morning. For the life of us, we couldn’t agree what music genre he falls under. One person suggested ‘Canadian Country/Folk’ while another insisted there should be a new ‘Mor ...