“The Red-Letter Day”

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by Fingal Libraries on June 20, 2016 in Libraries

Guest Blogger Louise Coughlan reviews “The Red-Letter Day” by SP McArdle Meet Jenny, where she travels through time and encounters some very strange and interesting people along the way. The book was very insightful, as well as educational with a very good synopsis on Irish history.  Children age 8-12 will love the adventures of Jenny […]

New Genealogy Advisory Service starts in Blanchardstown Library

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by Fingal Libraries on June 13, 2016 in Libraries

Are you eager to find out more about your family history? If so then bring your questions to a new Genealogy Advisory Service taking place in Blanchardstown Library this summer.  Providing the advice will be Fiona Fitzsimons from Eneclann, a Trinity College campus company that specialises in history and heritage. “The Genealogy Advisory Service is […]

Euros 2016

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by Fingal Libraries on June 7, 2016 in Libraries, Sports & Recreation

It’s time to hop aboard the bandwagon as we get ready for the European Championships, which kicks off on June 10th in Paris.  Everybody loves a bandwagon.  A case in point is a musician friend of mine who knows absolutely nothing about football.  I mean absolutely nothing.  He wouldn’t know the difference between a bicycle-kick […]

Ross MacDonald & Lew Archer

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by Fingal Libraries on May 31, 2016 in Libraries

If you ask anybody to name a famous private detective from American crime and mystery fiction of the past, you’ll undoubtedly receive in response the names of Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler’s famous creation immortalised in many screen adaptations by actors such as Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum and Elliott Gould, or Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade, portrayed […]

Cake is for Life – not just for Birthdays

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by Fingal Libraries on May 25, 2016 in Libraries

The “Great Balbriggan Bake Off 2016” will take place on Monday 30th May 6.30-8.00pm in Balbriggan Library as part of the Balbriggan Summerfest Celebrations. The winners of each category will receive an afternoon tea voucher and the overall winner will be awarded the trophy for “Balbriggan Baker of the Year 2016”. This is our fourth Bake- […]

Another new eService for Fingal Libraries!

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by Fingal Libraries on May 15, 2016 in Libraries

Fingal Libraries would like to let all our members know about a new service that was launched on our website on 1st May 2016. Another FREE online service, ‘Comic Plus’ contains thousands of digital graphic novels and comics with titles from publishers such as IDW and Manga available. The site contains material suitable for members […]

Stepping Back in Time: A Visit to Swords Castle

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by Fingal Libraries on April 25, 2016 in Libraries

I grew up reading ‘The Hobbit’, watching ‘The Neverending Story’ on VHS and collecting anything involving Robin Hood. If one of my favourite books had suddenly transported me into the past to go on a quest or have an adventure, I would have been delighted (and then probably terrified). At that age, walking around the […]

What our borrowers are saying……

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by Fingal Libraries on April 18, 2016 in Libraries

This week, our blog features a parent from Swords and why they visit the library! Here is their thoughts along with their child’s thoughts about using the Library. “Hello everyone. I am a mother of two school students. I wanted to talk about why I am encouraging my kids to visit Swords library and hope […]

A spooky tour around Malahide Castle (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on April 11, 2016 in Libraries

Guest blogger Louise Coughlan and a friend took a trip to Malahide Castle and Gardens, and saw a lot more than meets the eye  Malahide Castle and Gardens has been a home to the Talbot family for nearly 800 years.  The last remaining children were brother and sister Mylo and Rose, and they never had […]

The Gift of Yoga

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by Fingal Libraries on April 4, 2016 in Libraries, Sports & Recreation

I took my first yoga class almost 20 years ago and was fascinated with it from the very start. When I tell people that I practice Yoga I often hear some common misconceptions. People often think that in order to do yoga you have to be flexible (not true), or physically fit (not true either) […]

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