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25th Anniversary Series Blog 7

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by Fingal Libraries on August 12, 2019.

25th Anniversary Series Blog 7 Libraries of Today, Libraries of Tomorrow 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...