Tower House, Portrane

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by Fingal Libraries on September 1, 2016 in Libraries

Tower House in Portrane is the home of Terry Prone and her husband Tom Savage, founders of the Irish company The Communications Clinic. It is a Martello tower which they bought nine years ago and restored beautifully to turn it into their unique home. During Heritage week, Tom and Terry opened their house and invited […]

Collision Course: The Olympic Tragedy of Mary Decker and Zola Budd

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by Fingal Libraries on August 24, 2016 in Libraries, Sports & Recreation

Collision Course is a new sports book by Jason Henderson that revisits one of the most controversial incidents in modern Olympic history. The venue was Los Angeles in 1984, the city hosting the Olympics for the second time. The incident involved a disastrous tumble in the 3000 metres women’s final between the favourite, American Mary […]

Heritage Week in Fingal Libraries

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by Fingal Libraries on August 18, 2016 in Fingal, Libraries

Heritage Week Ireland runs from 20th to 28th of August in 2016.  Coordinated by the Heritage Council, events and activities are held all over the country that  build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation. A range of talks and activities have been organised in Fingal Libraries and all are free.

Top Bear not Top Gear - the connection between Jeremy Clarkson and Paddington Bear

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by Fingal Libraries on August 12, 2016 in Libraries

Thirty years ago I visited a Book Show in the RDS with my mother and sister.  One of the booksellers had a selection of Paddington Bear Books for sale.  On top of the display of Paddington Books proudly stood a Paddington Bear Teddy in his very smart duffle coat and wellington boots. There was a […]

What’s Happening at Garristown Library?

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by Fingal Libraries on August 4, 2016 in Libraries

 “So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall”. -          Roald Dahl Garristown Library is a hidden gem nestled in the north-west of Fingal. It’s one of the smallest branches of Fingal libraries, but what it lacks […]

Howth Literary Festival

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by Fingal Libraries on July 28, 2016 in Libraries
Howth Literary Arts Festival

The idea to organise a literary and arts festival in Howth was developed by two friends Eleanor Griffin and Sandra D’Arcy as a unique cultural experience. The festival took place in Howth Castle for the first time in 2015. Howth Castle, the ancestral home of the St Lawrence family, was chosen as the venue. This […]

Business, Enterprise and Employment Supports in Blanchardstown library

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by Fingal Libraries on July 21, 2016 in Libraries

The Business, Enterprise and Employment Centre in Blanchardstown library is a workspace available for anyone seeking employment or career development as well as entrepreneurs of all levels. Be it an idea for a start-up or a business in growth, we offer a free space that perfectly fits the requirements of our digital age. Bring your […]

Alex Garland: From The Beach to Ex Machina

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by Fingal Libraries on July 14, 2016 in Libraries

Twenty years ago, Alex Garland published his debut novel, The Beach, and within a year it was a worldwide bestseller and a cultural reference point. The Londoner was the son of political cartoonist Nicholas Garland and his early interests were graphic art and journalism rather than fiction. But after travelling extensively around Asia as a […]

Fun, Lively Discussion, Debate! At Swords Library Children’s Book Club

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by Fingal Libraries on July 7, 2016 in Libraries

A children’s book club opens up a whole new world to the child. It is not school and it is not home. It is the local Library, where you can come on a regular basis and enjoy a plethora of different books and a world of ideas to fuel the imagination. It is confidence building […]

My 5 Best Things to Do in Donabate!

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by Fingal Libraries on June 30, 2016 in Libraries

With its natural attractions, stunning gardens and unique shops, Donabate has plenty to offer both locals and visitors. As part of a ‘5 Best Things’ blog, Nadene Ryan highlights some of the finest things to see and do in this charming little seaside village in North County Dublin. 1.       Walks Galore Is there a better […]

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