Events.

  • May 2017
Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

In partnership with the Local Enterprise Office Fingal Blanchardstown’s Europe Direct Information Centre will host a 10 week Start your own business course starting on Tuesday 9 May 2017. Developed for those who are thinking of starting a small business or those who have a business that is running less than 2 years this 10 week, part-time course consisting of a series of workshops designed to give an excellent foundation for starting a new business. The course explores the key areas of – Business Planning, Sales and Marketing, Finance and Accounts and Legal Issues. Booking is essential at www.localenterprise.ie

Baldoyle Library

Mon, 01 May 2017 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

They meet every Monday Morning during the school term from 10.30 am to 12.00. All welcome.

Garristown Library

Mon, 01 May 2017 15:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Our chess group meet on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3.30pm and run until 4.30pm. If interested please contact us on 8355020 or email us at garristown.library@fingal.ie

Donabate/Portrane Library

Tue, 02 May 2017 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Parent & Toddler Group meet every Tuesday morning at 10.30am. Drop in and meet with other parents & toddlers.

Howth Library

Tue, 02 May 2017 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Lots of fun with toys, puzzles, teddies & colouring-in to encourage language, problem solving, imagination and fine motor skills. Drop in anytime from 11am-12pm on the first Tuesday of every month!

Garristown Library

Tue, 02 May 2017 12:15:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Storytime takes place at Garristown Library every Tuesday afternoon from 12.15pm-1pm. Suitable for children age 2 years and upwards. No need to book. Just come along and join us for a couple of stories. For more details phone 8355020 or email: garristown.library@fingal.ie

Garristown Library

Tue, 02 May 2017 15:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Our scrabble group meets every Tuesday at 3.30pm and runs for an hour. Suits ages 7-12 years. If interested please contact us on 8355020 or email us at garristown.library@fingal.ie

Balbriggan library

Tue, 02 May 2017 19:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Balbriggan Knitting & Crochet Group meets in the library every Tuesday evening 7pm-8pm. Bring your needles/hooks and wool or get advice on what to buy. All adults are welcome.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 03 May 2017 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Parent & Toddler Group meet in Blanchardstown Library every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm. All welcome to drop in at any stage.

Balbriggan library

Wed, 03 May 2017 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Baby Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 10.30am-11.30am in Balbriggan Library. Suitable for children up to pre-school age. This month's meeting takes place on Wednesday 3rd of May.

Garristown Library

Wed, 03 May 2017 13:45:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Our adult scrabble group meets every Wednesday from 1.45pm to 3.00pm. If interested please contact us on 8355020 or email us at garristown.library@fingal.ie

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 03 May 2017 18:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Improve your English conversation skills by coming along for an informal & casual English chat, drop-in, no teacher every Wednesday from 6pm.

Donabate/Portrane Library

Thu, 04 May 2017 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Crafting Circle meets every Thursday in the library at 11.00am - everyone is welcome to join - just bring along whatever craft you are working on!

Blanchardstown Library

Thu, 04 May 2017 16:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

A long time ago in a library far far away a special screening of a special movie was aired. On May the 4th at 4pm there will be another screening in Blanchardstown Library, starring DARTH VADER, so come in and sith down and become wan with the force....... we will also have storytelling and a colouring competition.

Balbriggan library

Thu, 04 May 2017 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Junior Chess Club meets every fortnight in the library on Thursdays, 6.30pm-7.45pm. Beginners welcome! This month the club meets on the 4th & 18th of May.

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 06 May 2017 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Informal French conversation group to help people to improve their French language skills - meets every Saturday at 10am in Blanchardstown library. All Welcome.

Balbriggan library

Sat, 06 May 2017 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Balbriggan Writer's Group meet every Saturday from 11am - 1pm in the library. New members are always welcome!

Blanchardstown Library

Sat, 06 May 2017 12:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Improve your Irish language skills, join the conversation group every Saturday in Blanchardstown library at 12pm

Baldoyle Library

Mon, 08 May 2017 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

They meet every Monday Morning during the school term from 10.30 am to 12.00. All welcome.

Balbriggan library

Mon, 08 May 2017 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Scrabble club for adults: Mondays, 11am-1pm. All are welcome, scrabble boards supplied.

Blanchardstown Library

Mon, 08 May 2017 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Improve your Spanish by joining this informal group which meets every Monday at 6.30pm in Blanchardstown Library

Garristown Library

Mon, 08 May 2017 19:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Garristown Library Bookclub are meeting up to discuss the wonderful book "All the Light We Cannot See". If you are interested in attending this event please call us on 01-8355020 or email us here in the library at garristown.library@fingal.ie.

Malahide Library

Tue, 09 May 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

3pm, 9th May. Carnation Theatre presents Noah's Wife Missed the Boat; she left the washing out! The principle characters are a couple in their twilight years who, after a lifetime together, know what gets on the other's nerves. Music plays a large part, so expect some rousing tunes to blow those rain clouds away. If you just want to put the feet up, sit back, listen and have a lovely afternoon’s entertainment, this is the ticket!

Swords Library

Tue, 09 May 2017 18:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Bealtaine Festival: Boosting Energy & Immunity - a talk by Antoinette Kane Nutritional Coach Antoinette Kane will speak about how to look and feel great, stay healthy and live life to the full at no matter what age or stage in life. She will focus on how to boot your energy levels and immune system through healthy, balanced diet. Examples of easy to follow/ prepare recipes will be presented.

Balbriggan library

Tue, 09 May 2017 19:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Balbriggan Knitting & Crochet Group meets in the library every Tuesday evening 7pm-8pm. Bring your needles/hooks and wool or get advice on what to buy. All adults are welcome.

Malahide Library

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Craft Circle for Adults starts 6.45 -7.45pm, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. If you enjoy knitting, sewing, crochet or any handcraft come along with your projects an swap ideas and patterns with our group. Register your interest at the desk or call us on (01) 870 4430 to sign-up.

Balbriggan library

Wed, 10 May 2017 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

What are your consumer rights when shopping online or in person within the EU? What can you do if things go wrong? Find out and get free advice from the European Consumer Centre who will visit Balbriggan Library on Wednesday 10th of May at 11.45am

Porterstown Road

Wed, 10 May 2017 18:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

The Mayor of Fingal, Councillor Darragh Butler cordially invites you to an evening conference. Date and Time: Wednesday 10th May 2017 at 6pm. Venue: The Castleknock Hotel and Country Club, Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15 Speakers will include Barry Andrews, Director General, Institute of International and European Affairs, Anne Lanigan Manager, Brexit Unit, Enterprise Ireland and Donal McCarthy CEO of Commercial Mushroom Producers. Registration and refreshments will be available from 5.15pm Booking is essential. RSVP to Elizabeth.mcaleer@fingal.ie or Siobhan.walshe@fingal.ie by Thursday 4th May 2017. This event is hosted by Blanchardstown Europe Direct Information Centre inpartnership with Fingal Libraries.

Blanchardstown Library

Thu, 11 May 2017 10:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Blanchardstown Europe Direct Information Centre and  Work Matters - the library’s Business, Enterprise and Employment Support Service in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Office in Fingal (LEO) are offering Business Advice Sessions in Blanchardstown Library on Thursday 11th & Thursday 25th of May. Booking is essential. For more information and to book an individual session go to https://www.localenterprise.ie/Fingal/Start-or-Grow-your-Business/Business-Advice-Mentoring/Business-Advice-Clinics/Business-Advice-Clinics.html

Malahide Library

Thu, 11 May 2017 15:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

The broadcaster, lecturer and musician will be discussing the music of O'Carolan and the similarities to Vivaldi in 'O Straviganza'; Irish traditional dance, not the difficult tap dancing we see in 'River Dance' but the 'Walking to music’ with linking arms in the 'Ceilidhe', Irish Song - the simple and cheerful airs and songs like: 'Oro se do bhea abhaile', 'A Phadin big' 'Beidh Aonach Amarach', 'Dile no damhas no damhas', 'Anois ag teacht '. Easy to sing and full of joy; the Key of Peace - The role of voice and song in reconciliation, reaching through barriers between alienated people to create mutual trust by cultivating inner harmony and peace; especially now as more and more people who have just become Irish citizens wish to embrace our ancient culture.

Blanchardstown Library

Fri, 12 May 2017 14:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Film Screening in Blanchardstown Library – Friday 12th May @ 2.30 pm. Saoirse Ronan plays a young immigrant who leaves her home in 1950s Ireland, lured by the promise of a new life in New York City. It is based on Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel. Can you guess the film ?

Balbriggan library

Sat, 13 May 2017 10:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

Patricia Fitzgerald hosts this workshop on the fascinating history and philosophy behind Mandala on Saturday 13th of May at 10.30am. Includes guided meditations and creating your own mandala. Places are limited so please book by email at balbrigganlibrary@fingal.ie or by phone on 018704401.

Balbriggan library

Sat, 13 May 2017 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Balbriggan Writer's Group meet every Saturday from 11am - 1pm in the library. New members are always welcome! (Please note: the group will not meet on Saturday 15th or 29th of April)

Baldoyle Library

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

They meet every Monday Morning during the school term from 10.30 am to 12.00. All welcome.

Balbriggan library

Mon, 15 May 2017 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Scrabble club for adults: Mondays, 11am-1pm. All are welcome, scrabble boards supplied.

Donabate/Portrane Library

Mon, 15 May 2017 14:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Participants will get to make about two or three pieces of origami. Paper and materials are supplied.

Howth Library

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

An hour of art & craft fun for 4-7 year olds. Places are limited. To book call us on (01)8905026 or email us at howthlibrary.library@fingal.ie with your contact number, child’s name & age.

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 16 May 2017 11:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Blanchardstown Baby Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 11.30am. Stories, songs and fun for children of pre-school age. Sign up at the desk or call 8905563. Next meeting takes place on Tuesday 16th May.

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

This course will be held over five weeks. The course will provide an introduction to computers for Beginners. Classes will cover the following topics. • Introduction to the internet • Search engines and websites • Email • Online government services • Video, TV and Radio • Shopping online • Internet safety & security • Keyboard & mouse skills. Certificate on completion. Please call into Blanchardstown Library or phone to register, 01- 8905563 Classes starting Tuesday 16th May : 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Blanchardstown Library

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

This course will be held over five weeks. The course will provide new skills for Improvers who want to learn more. Classes will cover the following topics. • Booking flights / accommodation • Shopping online • Conducting everyday transactions • YouTube • Online banking security safeguards • Video, TV and Radio • Apps • Social Media *(must have email address) Certificate on completion. Please call into Blanchardstown Library or phone to register, 01- 8905563. Classes starting on Tuesday 16th May : 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 17 May 2017 02:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Come into the Parlour for the Mad Librarians’ Tea Party. We will have cake and stories and tales with Nuala Hayes. (Actor and storyteller) Wednesday 17th May, from 2.30pm. As part of the Bealtaine Festival, celebrating creativity in older age.

Howth Library

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

An hour of creative fun for 7 - 12 year old's. It’s free! Places are limited. To book call us at 01 8905026 or email us at howthlibrary.library@fingal.ie with your contact number, child’s name & age.

Howth Library

Thu, 18 May 2017 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Nutritional Coach Antoinette Kane will speak about how to look and feel great, stay healthy and live life to the full no matter what age or stage in life.

Donabate/Portrane Library

Thu, 18 May 2017 15:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Broadcaster, lecturer and musician Ted Courtney will be giving a music appreciation talk on the music of O'Carolan, Irish traditional dance, Irish song and the role of voice and song in reconciliation.

Balbriggan library

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Junior Chess Club meets every fortnight in the library on Thursdays, 6.30pm-7.45pm. Beginners welcome! This month the club meets on the 4th & 18th of May.

Swords Library

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

Bealtaine event: This 4 hour course aims to help participants • understand the basics of exposure: aperture, shutter speed and iso. • learn how to use aperture and shutter speed creatively. • Be able to use the various controls and modes on their camera. • learn about photographic composition. Participants can bring their own camera along to the workshop. Places are limited so please contact the library on 01 890 5582 / 01 890 5894.

Balbriggan library

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Scrabble club for adults: Mondays, 11am-1pm. All are welcome, scrabble boards supplied.

Garristown Library

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:45:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Yoshiko Watkins will be demonstrating the beautiful art or origami or paper folding over a 90 minute period. Beginners are welcome, no experience is necessary. This event is for adults only. If you are interested in coming along to this event you can contact us on 01-8355020 or email us at garristown.library@fingal.ie.

Garristown Library

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

The Garristown Junior Readers will be having their second meeting where we will be discussing the book we have just read, Good Night Mister Tom.

Swords Library

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Storytelling and fun activities for pre-schoolers.

Malahide Library

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

11am, Wed. 24th May. Brooklyn stars Saoirse Ronan as a young immigrant Eilís Lace who leaves her home in 1950s Ireland, lured by the promise of New York City - directed by John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby it is based on Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel of the same name.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

‘Noah's Wife missed the boat - she left the washing out!’ Carnation Theatre will be performing their play ‘Noah's Wife missed the boat - she left the washing out!’ in Blanchardstown Library. The principle characters are a couple in their twilight years who, after a lifetime together, know what gets on the other's nerves. Music plays a large part, so expect some rousing tunes to blow those rain clouds away. If you just want to put the feet up, sit back, listen and have a lovely afternoon’s entertainment, this is the ticket! This event is on Wednesday 24th May @ 2 pm. Tel -01 8905563 or email blanchlibrary@fingal.ie

Malahide Library

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Held the last Thursday of every month from 10 to 11 am. Stories, songs and games with babies and toddlers.

Donabate/Portrane Library

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Thinking of volunteering? Fingal Volunteer Centre is your starting point!

Swords Library

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

A monthly workshop in poetic form. We take an aspect of the craft and experiment with it. The results are then discussed. The workshop is led by poet, Máighréad Medbh.

Swords Library

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

For more information please contact the library on 01 890 5582 / 01 890 5894

Balbriggan library

Mon, 29 May 2017 11:00:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Scrabble club for adults: Mondays, 11am-1pm. All are welcome, scrabble boards supplied.

Howth Library

Tue, 30 May 2017 11:00:00 +0100

Booking Required

The Tuesday Morning Book Club meet on the last Tuesday of every month at 11.15am. This month the group will discuss 'Little Red Chairs' by Edna O'Brien.

Donabate/Portrane Library

Tue, 30 May 2017 11:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

All are welcome to attend with babies and toddlers for stories and music.

Howth Library

Tue, 30 May 2017 15:30:00 +0100

Booking Required

This month the book club will be discussing Jeff Kinney's wonderful book 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'.

Blanchardstown Library

Wed, 31 May 2017 15:30:00 +0100

No Registration Required

Fingal Volunteer Centre will have a stand in Blanchardstown Library on Wednesday 31st of May from 3.30pm to 5pm to answer all your questions about volunteering & how to get started.