Irish Therapy Dogs

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by Fingal Libraries on September 26, 2016 in Managers

The saying goes “Dogs are a man’s best friend”.  And us dog lovers would agree for numerous reasons, however having a therapy dog must be one of the best. Dogs can mean different things to different people. Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, colours and in 2014 there were 340 recognised breeds worldwide so you […]

The “Outlander Series” by Diana Gabaldon

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by Fingal Libraries on September 15, 2016 in Libraries

Confession: I’ve never read any of Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” books – but as soon as it was recommended to me by colleagues, I was hooked. I wish I had more time to read it which I don’t, but I tend to make as much time as possible by delaying dinner for the family.  A bit […]

Culture Night in Blanchardstown Library

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by Fingal Libraries on September 10, 2016 in Libraries

Blanchardstown Library are delighted to invite you to a family friendly evening of culture on Friday the 16th of September 2016. Events for the night include traditional song and dance, a puppet show and a brass band. The schedule of events is: 6.00pm-6.45pm European Puppet Show for Children with Julie-Rose McCormick Award Ceremonies for Summer […]

Culture Night in Swords Library

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by Fingal Libraries on September 8, 2016 in Libraries

CULTURE NIGHT in SWORDS LIBRARY Friday 16th September 2016 The original meaning of ‘culture’ had to do with the land. The word is connected etymologically with Latin cultura ‘a cultivating, agriculture’ and had the figurative sense of ‘to care’ ‘to honour’ from past participle stem of colere ‘to tend, guard; to till, cultivate’ (Online Etymology […]

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 […]

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