The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on July 21, 2015 in Libraries

I personally thought that The Edge Chronicles were spectacular because they had the right mix of illustrations and words. I also loved the diagrams at the beginning of the books because it helps you understand the strange yet wonderful world of The Edge. These books are, I’d say, fantasy adventure because there were all sorts […]

Ruth Rendell (1930 – 2015)

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by Fingal Libraries on July 15, 2015 in Libraries

The incredibly prolific and acclaimed novelist Ruth Rendell died on 2nd May. One of her final public appearances before succumbing to ill health was to attend the funeral of her good friend, P. D. James, who passed away in November 2014. The two writers dominated the British crime novel since the 1960s in a manner […]

Blanchardstown Library Rooms and Exhibition Space

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by Fingal Libraries on July 6, 2015 in Libraries

As part of our aim to provide for the civic and civil, educational and recreational needs of the citizens of Fingal, Blanchardstown Library can offer rooms to community and voluntary organisations for their use. Our largest room is the Lecture Room on the ground floor which can hold a maximum of sixty people. There are […]

Summer Reading Buzz

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by Fingal Libraries on June 27, 2015 in Libraries

As the children finish up school for Summer Holidays, you may be looking for activities for  July and August! The library has the solution to this with the start of the Summer Reading Buzz programme in Fingal Libraries.  The concept is very simple.  Children can call in to their local library and collect their “Buzz […]

“The Missing” by Jane Casey

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by Fingal Libraries on June 22, 2015 in Libraries

The Garristown Village Book Club recently read The Missing, a crime fiction novel by author Jane Casey. The main character is Sarah Finch, a teacher in a secondary school in England. One sunny afternoon when Sarah and her brother Charlie were young children, Charlie went out to play and never came back. Now one of […]

The Great Balbriggan Bake Off 2015!

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by Fingal Libraries on June 15, 2015 in Libraries

As part of Balbriggan Summerfest 2015 Balbriggan Library organised The Great Balbriggan Bake Off. Bakers had a choice of five categories to enter: Cakes, Small Bakes, Bread, Pies/Tarts or Junior Baker for those aged 12 and under.  The library’s cookery section was very busy in the run up to the Bake Off as contestants searched […]


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by Fingal Libraries on June 9, 2015 in Libraries

BookCrossing is defined as “the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise.” The term is derived from, a free online book club which began in order to encourage the practice, aiming to “make the whole world a library.” Anyone who […]

U3A Sutton Baldoyle (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on May 29, 2015 in Libraries

U3A Sutton Baldoyle - OUR FIRST TEN YEARS 2005 – 2015  Small Beginnings The date was May 2005, when the late Joe Fitzpatrick, with the support of Baldoyle Library and Age Action Ireland, and a number of likeminded people from the locality came together to discuss lifelong learning opportunities in the area. The U3A seed was […]

Posthumously Famous Authors

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by Fingal Libraries on May 19, 2015 in Libraries

In recent times there have been many previously forgotten or unrecognised authors who’ve had individual works lauded after their death. It may be the most poignant and bittersweet kind of literary success but it is of some consolation to remaining family and friends, and to readers who can discover previously unheralded but remarkable talents.   […]

Building a People’s Archive: Leave a Record of your Life (Guest Blog by Dr Ciara Meehan)

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by Fingal Libraries on May 15, 2015 in Libraries

The Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition opens at the National Print Museum of Ireland in July, and it explores the expectations of Irish housewives in the 1960s. As the curator of this exhibition, I appealed to members of the Irish public to search their homes for domestic items dating from the 1960s. A wedding dress, […]

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