Omey Island, Last Man Standing by Kevin Griffin

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by Fingal Libraries on April 7, 2015 in Libraries

I recently took a trip across to Omey Island off the west coast of Ireland. Omey is a tidal island so you must time your visits according to the tides or else spend the night beneath the stars! According to the locals on the mainland the tide would be in at 4pm that day so […]

Eyes Behind Books – Junior Book Club, Balbriggan Library.

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by Fingal Libraries on March 30, 2015 in Libraries

Eyes Behind Books is the Junior Book Club in Balbriggan library. This book club was hatched last year in the month of September. Classic stories remain among children’s favourites with renowned authors such as Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl in the top list of Children’s authors, alongside Daisy Meadows, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson. Our […]

“Go Set a Watchman” – the eagerly awaited Harper Lee novel

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by Fingal Libraries on March 23, 2015 in Libraries

The announcement that Harper Collins is to publish a sequel to the enduring classic by Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird has brought great excitement around the world over the last few months. When asked at the lending desk recently by a mother looking for a modern American classic for her son to read, Mockingbird […]

Book Review – The Girl on the Train and Crooked House

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by Fingal Libraries on March 16, 2015 in Libraries

Do you love a good psychological thriller?  Do you enjoying playing detective and trying to figure out who did it?  Following the game of cat and mouse that leads to the unmasking of the villain?  If so, here are two books which I read recently and couldn’t put down! The Girl on the Train is […]

Bringing the Library to all -Fingal Housebound Library Service

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by Fingal Libraries on March 9, 2015 in Libraries

Fingal Housebound service was launched in 2001 and since then has been visiting borrowers all over Fingal who are unable to access their local library service. The Housebound Library focuses on social inclusion and equality of access for all the citizens of Fingal. The library delivers a service to borrowers or groups who are unable […]

Seachtain na Gaeilge

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by Fingal Libraries on February 27, 2015 in Libraries

Seachtain na Gaeilge, 1-17 Márta, 2015, i Leabharlanna Fhine Gall Tá cáil ar an seanfhocal, ‘Beatha Teanga í a labhairt’. Daoine a spreagadh, go háirithe páistí, chun an teanga a labhairt mar rud taitneamhach atá mar chuspóir do Sheachtain na Gaeilge. Ní i gcónaí i gcomhthéacs spraoi a smaoiníodh ar an nGaeilge. San 19ú aois, […]

Game of Thrones

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by Fingal Libraries on February 24, 2015 in Libraries

Just to confuse you, ‘Winter is Coming’ – well in Game of Thrones world it is, even though it’s Spring here! Game of Thrones has gone from being the preserve of the cast of The Big Bang Theory to like, the coolest, thing, like ever. A friend of mine, who would never have touched the […]


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by Fingal Libraries on February 16, 2015 in Libraries

Which are the best books ever written? This is a question which has for a long time exercised minds and generated discussion (sometimes heated) from academics to book critics to librarians to members of book clubs to all those countless people who derive such pleasure from reading. We all love lists . . . well let’s stir […]

Book Review for Valentine’s Day

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by Fingal Libraries on February 9, 2015 in Libraries

“Amy and Matthew: A love Story “ By Cammie McGovern This is not a Cinderella love story or a  Romeo/ Juliet tale. It is much more magical than a Shakespeare sonnet “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day” Amy was born with Cerebral Palsy and Matthew suffers with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. They meet at […]

Talking Books – who knew?!

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by Fingal Libraries on February 4, 2015 in Libraries

The sad truth of it is – believe it or not – that there are people amongst us for whom the joys of a talking book are unknown. They have read books and listened to music but inexplicably never listened to a book.  It is unlikely that this is the result of a deliberate bias […]

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