U3A Sutton Baldoyle (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on May 29, 2015 in Libraries

U3A Sutton Baldoyle - OUR FIRST TEN YEARS 2005 – 2015  Small Beginnings The date was May 2005, when the late Joe Fitzpatrick, with the support of Baldoyle Library and Age Action Ireland, and a number of likeminded people from the locality came together to discuss lifelong learning opportunities in the area. The U3A seed was […]

Posthumously Famous Authors

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by Fingal Libraries on May 19, 2015 in Libraries

In recent times there have been many previously forgotten or unrecognised authors who’ve had individual works lauded after their death. It may be the most poignant and bittersweet kind of literary success but it is of some consolation to remaining family and friends, and to readers who can discover previously unheralded but remarkable talents.   […]

Building a People’s Archive: Leave a Record of your Life (Guest Blog by Dr Ciara Meehan)

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by Fingal Libraries on May 15, 2015 in Libraries

The Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition opens at the National Print Museum of Ireland in July, and it explores the expectations of Irish housewives in the 1960s. As the curator of this exhibition, I appealed to members of the Irish public to search their homes for domestic items dating from the 1960s. A wedding dress, […]

The Great Balbriggan Bake Off 2015

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by Fingal Libraries on May 11, 2015 in Libraries

As part of this year’s  Balbriggan Summerfest, Balbriggan Library will host the “Great Balbriggan Bake Off 2015” on Thursday 28th May from 6.00-8.00pm. This is our third Bake- Off contest and as you can see from the photos of previous contests, the standard is always amazing! The competition is free and open to all amateur bakers […]

“Turn the radio up for that sweet sound………!”

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by Fingal Libraries on May 5, 2015 in Libraries

The Blanchardstown Library Radio Show is broadcast on 92.5 Phoenix FM four times per month. The Library Show began in 2008 and has had a number of different hosts over the years. It is currently hosted by Ronan O’Malley of Blanchardstown Library since November 2013. The show goes out on Wednesdays from 8.30 – 9pm […]

I tried to read the library…. (Guest Blog)

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by Fingal Libraries on April 28, 2015 in Libraries

I fell in love with a damp mobile library when I was five years old.  Unlikely as it may sound, this has been perhaps my most satisfying love affair to date – no waning of affection, no tedious and drunken fights, and no domestic grievances; just satisfaction, and the knowledge that if this book wasn’t […]

Fingal Libraries –Your library accessible 24/7 -continued

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by Fingal Libraries on April 21, 2015 in Libraries

My first Digital Services blog back in November 2014 covered details of our eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eNewspaper facilties. As Fingal Libraries have such a range of online services to offer people with something for everybody there was too much information for one blog.  Now I want to tell you about the other valuable […]

The Rise and Rise of Self-Help

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by Fingal Libraries on April 13, 2015 in Libraries

In the library you’ll find them at the Dewey classification 158.1. It’s become a quick code for the staff. We all know what the number means because we’re asked for a book from the section several times a day. People not only want help, but they want to do it themselves. Not surprising, considering […]

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 […]

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