What has the EU Ever Done for Us?
It’s Friday evening, about tea time. Four middle aged men sit in a dimly lit corner of Flaherty’s Pub. The atmosphere becomes a little tense as our four friends begin to discuss the problems of the day. Sean and Padraig sit on one side of the table sipping their well-deserved post-work refreshments as they’ve done […]
‘American Gods and Norse Myths’ – Neil Gaiman’s newest phantasmagorias from book to screen
Firstly, I will hold my hands up and say that I find it hard to read Neil Gaiman’s books, as much as I love the fantasy genre and the subjects of his books. The fault lies with the way I read – I scan pages rather than read every word. In the case of Neil […]
Summer Stars 2017
Réaltaí Shamhraidh - Summer Stars Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to all children across the country. The Summer Stars Reading Adventure will run during the summer in Fingal in July and August. All children are invited to register for the adventure and enjoy reading many books during this […]
Hello my old friend!
At the beginning of May, Claire Fay challenged herself to give up Social Media for the month (click here to read about her challenge). Here is Claire’s follow up blog letting us know how it went: I am honestly so surprised that I’m writing this blog. There were serious doubts in my head at the beginning […]
Fingal Libraries – Trusted and Valued by the Community we serve
Fingal County Libraries delivers an innovative and engaging public library service to the citizens of Fingal. With a diverse audience, Library staff strive to improve and enhance the wellbeing of all members of the community. As a learning centre it supports literacy and lifelong learning, often filling the gaps in formal education. Socially, it tackles […]
Fingal Towns: History and Heritage
Over the last twenty years, there have been many books published dealing with the main towns and urban areas of Fingal. Some of them have been published by Fingal Libraries, as part of our policy of supporting local studies development. Swords in the Nineteenth Century (2003) by Áine Shields, published by Fingal County Libraries. This […]
Help us to help you!
How do you look for information on health? Librarians want to know! Tell us how you look for health information by filling out this survey. We will use your answers to help us make it easier to find health information. We are HEAL: the Health Education and Libraries group. Members include librarians in public libraries […]
Put down the Phone and Pick up a Book!
Too many books, not enough time. That is my current dilemma. For the past few months I always seem to be rushing from one thing to the next. I never seem to have a minute to sit down, relax and read. As a person who loves reading, I find this is bizarre. How can a […]
There’s nothing wrong with getting information on your holiday destination from the internet, if you don’t mind the grey printouts that suck the joy out of the sunniest of plans. It really seems quite easy; just type ‘things to do in Thailand’ for example and you will be presented with lots of suggestions for activities […]
Ramsey Campbell Territory
Some years ago I read Stephen King’s fascinating study of horror Danse Macabre, which included a section on the work of two of the leading practitioners of Britain’s new wave of horror in the 1970s, James Herbert and Ramsey Campbell. I had already encountered James Herbert’s work through the novels The Fog and Haunted, but […]