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by Fingal Libraries on September 2, 2019.

    Fingal Libraries fourth annual Write Time Festival takes place this September to celebrate the art and craft of creative writing. Throughout the month, Libraries will host free workshops and author talks to spark the imagination and in ...

25th Anniversary Series Blog 9

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by Fingal Libraries on August 26, 2019.

25th Anniversary Series Blog 9 25th Anniversary Competition - What Your Local Fingal Library Means to You Over the summer months of July and August, Fingal Libraries have celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Fingal County Council through this comm ...

25th Anniversary Series Blog 8

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by Fingal Libraries on August 19, 2019.

25th Anniversary Series Blog 8 Libraries of Tomorrow The 21st-Century Public Library Public libraries have always been at the heart of the communities they serve. They are the portal to a shared bank of accurate and reliable knowledge, and act as ...

25th Anniversary Series Blog 7

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by Fingal Libraries on August 12, 2019.

25th Anniversary Series Blog 7 Libraries of Today The year 2000 marked the second turn of a century for public libraries in Ireland. With the availability of all the power and wonder of today’s technological world, one could assume that the goals ...

25th Anniversary Series Blog 6

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by Fingal Libraries on August 5, 2019.

25th Anniversary Series Blog 6 Mid- to Late 1900s – Public Libraries Pause & Progress In the early decades of the 1900s, the public libraries movement in Ireland experienced periods of great prosperity, owing directly to the benevolence of Mr. ...

25th Anniversary Series Blog 5

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by Fingal Libraries on July 29, 2019.

25th Anniversary Series Blog 5 Early to Mid-1900s – Public Libraries Wax and Wane ‘A nation can become cultivated only insofar as the average man, not the exceptional person, is cultivated and has knowledge of the thought, imagination and intell ...

25th Anniversary Series Blog 4

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by Fingal Libraries on July 22, 2019.

  25th Anniversary Series Blog 4 Early 1900s – Public Libraries Flourish The passage of a century provides a meaningful measure from which to take stock of bygone days and creates a pause in which to look expectantly to the future. At the turn of ...

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 ...