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29
May
2017

Balbriggan Library Events - June 2017

Balbriggan Library Events - June 2017

Balbriggan Library Events
Meitheamh/ June


Imeachtaí i Leabharlann Baile Brigín Meitheamh 2017/
Library Events Balbriggan Library June 2017
Gach Imeachtaí Saor! /All Events are FREE!

Fón/Phone: 01 8704401    Ríomhphoist/Email:
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Réaltaí Samhraidh – ag teacht! /Summer Stars – coming soon!
Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme available free of charge to all children across the country. The Summer Stars Reading Adventure will run during the summer in public libraries all over Ireland. All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress with a grand finale event at the end for everyone!

Everyone is invited to check out the Summer Stars website at www.summerstars.ie which has lots of online games and activities as well as a range of animated ebooks. There are also helpful tips for reading and recommended titles by age group for children to read. The books can then be borrowed from your local library service. And it’s all free! You can follow Summers Stars on Twitter @StarsReading and on Fingal Libraries Facebook page. Coming soon to Balbriggan Library!

“Books are magic!” Balbriggan Summerfest Children’s Colouring Competition with Apache Pizza Balbriggan
Win brilliant prizes from Apache Pizza Balbriggan by entering the fantastic “Books are magic!” Balbriggan Summerfest Colouring Competition based on the beloved book The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. Pick up an entry form in Balbriggan Library or Apache Pizza and return by Tuesday 6th June to be in with a chance!

Club Leabhar Linbh, 7 Meitheamh 10.30rn/ Baby Book Club, 7th June, 10.30am
Join us on the first Wednesday of every month while we read stories for babies & toddlers. This month: Wednesday 7th of June at 10.30am.

“Think Before you Flush” – Clean Coasts Environmental Info Session, 1 Meitheamh, 6.30in/ 1st June at 6.30pm
Clean Coasts (An Taisce) presents “Think before you flush” - a public awareness campaign to highlight issues with flushing items such as wipes and cotton buds down the toilet. These items can damage marine life and wash up on our beaches. This year they are working with nine communities around the country, including Balbriggan. Info session takes places on Thursday 1st June at 6.30pm. See www.thinkbeforeyouflush.org/

Strolling Through Ulysses!, 7 Meitheamh 6.30in/ 7th June 6.30pm
Joyce like you’ve never seen before! Robert Gough’s irreverent and funny one-man performance takes us through one of Dublin’s greatest literary works – James Joyce’s Ulysses. Wednesday 7th of June at 6.30pm. Suitable for ages 16+. Please book at the desk or by phone/email.

Seisiún Eolais faoi e-Sevices Leabharlanna Fhine Gall, 15 Meitheamh ó 3in/ Fingal Libraries e-Services Information Session, 15th June from 3pm
Find out about the many FREE e-services on offer from Fingal Libraries. Our e-Service Team are on hand to show you how to download audiobooks, e-books, digital magazines and access online courses. Thursday 15th June from 3pm.

Innovation Enterprise Network, 7 & 21 Meitheamh 10in. /7th & 21st of June, 10am
The IE Network facilitates professional networking, offering training sessions and advice on enterprise and job-seeking. Sessions are bi-monthly – Wednesdays 7th & 21st of June, 10am.

Club Scánnan & Leabhar i Baile Brigín / Balbriggan Film & Book Club
The Balbriggan Film & Book Club will take a break until September. If you have any suggestions for titles to read and watch please let us know.

Fingal Volunteers –27 Meitheamh, 3.30in-5.00in/ 27th June 3.30pm-5pm
Are you interested in volunteering? Fingal Volunteer Centre will be in Balbriggan Library on Tuesday 27th of June from 3.30pm until 5pm to give advice.

Club Fichille Sóisearach / Junior Chess Club
The Junior Chess Club will take a break over the summer.

Club Scrabble / Scrabble Club
Scrabble club for adults: Mondays at 11am.  All are welcome, scrabble boards supplied.

Grúpa Scríbhneoir Baile Brigín, gach Satharn 11.00rn – 1.00in/ Balbriggan Writer’s Group, every Saturday 11am-1pm
The Balbriggan Writer’s Group meets every Saturday in the library from 11am until 1pm. New members are always welcome – just come along on the day!

Fingal Adult Education Service Balbriggan
Looking for a course in September? Fingal Adult Education Services in Sarsfield House, Mill Street, are now accepting applications for courses commencing in September (free to most people, depending on circumstances). Part-time and full-time courses are available - call into the centre to apply or pick up a form in the library. Call 01-8417763 for details.

New genealogy service in Balbriggan Library – Find My Past
You can now access hundreds of family records for free in Balbriggan Library at www.findmypast.ie . Access is through the library PCs only.

Buried in Fingal
Fingal County Council’s Archives Service has teamed up with the Burial Grounds Section to provide access, for free, to all the records of burials it holds> http://bit.ly/2rfa1P9  

Contact the library to book for all of these events:
Phone: 01 8704401 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
05 2017

Written by: Fingal County Council Categories: Community Notices, Fingal County Council

26
May
2017

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

  • Title: Private Peaceful
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 01/06/2017, 20:00
  • Details: Following on from the worldwide success of Michael Morpurgo’s best selling book, film and stage play War Horse, Simon Reade adapts and directs a stage version of Morpurgo’s award-winning book, Private Peaceful. Private Peaceful is a timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those involved in World War 1. The story charts the life of a young soldier, Tommo Peaceful, a private played by Shane O’Regan, in this new Irish production of the play, who faces the firing squad for cowardice. Shane’s talents have seen him taking the role of Shaggy Callaghan in Conall Morrison’s Borstal Boy and most recently he played the lead role of Mark Renton in Reality:Check Productions critically acclaimed run of the stage adaptation of Trainspotting. As Tommo sits in his cell awaiting for sunrise he thinks back to some of his fondest memories and reflects on the events that made him the person he is today. In his recollection Thomas 'Tommo' Peaceful recounts the fact that he and his elder brother Charlie do everything together. Such as memories from their schooldays together, facing personal problems together, sleep and eat together; they even fell in love with the same girl. But now they have to face the many facets of war together. Can a bond and loyalty between two brothers overcome the brutality of the front lines and bring them safely home? When the lines of heroism and cowardice collide, what can one man or even a brother do to fight the injustices of it all? The play highlights the dreadful horrors of war while celebrating the joyfulness of life, both which are clearly bound together in this not-to-missed, magnificent one-man theatre production. Tickets: €16/14conc, Family of 4 €49

  • Title: Carlow Farmers Market
  • Venue: Potato Market Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 27/05/2017, 09:00
  • Details: Carlow Farmers Market is held every week in the centre of Carlow Town (at the old Potato Market beside the main town-centre Car Park) and there are a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public

  • Title: 1916 Commemorative Stained Glass Mural by artist Peadar Lamb
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum
  • Start Date/Time: 26/05/2017, 10:00
  • Details: As a lasting legacy of the Carlow Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, this innovative and unique contemporary stained glass mural illustrates a Carlow narrative showing some key Carlow figures such as Micheál O’Hanrahan who grew up on Tullow Street and Nurse Margaret Kehoe from Leighlinbridge who lost her life on Easter Monday 1916, and tells of the role they played in 1916. Rich in symbolism the piece was created by Peadar Lamb, an artist working primarily in the medium of stained glass for over twenty years, using hand-made glass and a variety of techniques which have changed little over the centuries. Well worth a visit, Admission to the Museum as always is free! Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm

05 2017

Written by: Carlow County Council Categories: Community Notices, Carlow County Council

23
May
2017

Community First Responder Group Leighlinbridge

Community First Responder Group Leighlinbridge

There will be a Public Meeting in The Parish Centre, Leighlinbridge on Tuesday 30th May at 7.30 p.m. to set up a Leighlinbridge and District (Old Leighlin, Bilboa, Ballinabranna etc.). Community First Responder Group.  
John Fitzgerald from CFR Ireland and Des Kelly from the National Ambulance Service will be in attendance.


A Community First Responder is a trained member of the public who has volunteered to assist their local community by attending emergency calls in their locality. The Community First Responder programme is managed by the National Ambulance Service and all volunteers are trained to PHECC Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council standards. Committee members as well as volunteers are required. Everyone aged 18 years and older may join. For further information please contact Will Paton at (087) 6787115. 

05 2017

Written by: Carlow County Council Categories: Community Notices, Carlow County Council

19
May
2017

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

Weekly Community Event list, issued by Carlow County Council

  • Title: Big Maggie
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 20/05/2017, 20:00
  • Details: Fourth Wall Theatre Group is Co. Laois's new theatre group consisting of new and experienced talent. The play stars, Margaret McKenna one of Carlow Little Theatre's finest actors having recently appeared in Calendar Girls. It also features upcoming actor Carlow man James Aylesbury who appeared in Many Young Men of Twenty last season. The play also stars and is directed by Kevin Lalor-Fitzpatrick and Michelle O'Sullivan. Tickets: €15/13conc

  • Title: Family Art Workshops
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 21/05/2017, 15:00
  • Details: Family Play Dates: Family Art Workshops Sun 21st May 3.00 - 4.30pm. Cost: €5 per person, €10 per family Suitable for children from 6 to 12 years Family activities continue for the summer. We welcome parents and grandparents to join in with their children and grandchildren and get creative. Facilitated by artists, these fun afternoons are guaranteed to add the sparkle of imagination to any Sunday. Our workshops have been inspired by the seasons gallery programme. Please Note: this is a family workshop and parents/guardians must remain with their children throughout.

  • Title: MGC Gala Concerts
  • Venue: Visual
  • Start Date/Time: 24/05/2017, 20:00
  • Details: Wed 24th and Thurs 25th May, 7.30pm Tickets: €11 ON SALE TUES 28TH MAR AT 11AM The 3rd series of Gala concerts hosted by Music Generation Carlow will showcase some of the talented participants from 8-18 years across the Music Generation Carlow programme. With performances by the Vocal Programme, Recorder Programme, Junior and Senior Rock Schools, Carlow Regional Youth Services, Traditional Programme and the Brass programme these concerts are sure to have cater for all music lovers.

  • Title: Carlow Farmers Market
  • Venue: Potato Market Carlow
  • Start Date/Time: 20/05/2017, 09:00
  • Details: Carlow Farmers Market is held every week in the centre of Carlow Town (at the old Potato Market beside the main town-centre Car Park) and there are a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public

  • Title: 1916 Commemorative Stained Glass Mural by artist Peadar Lamb
  • Venue: Carlow County Museum
  • Start Date/Time: 19/05/2017, 10:00
  • Details: As a lasting legacy of the Carlow Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, this innovative and unique contemporary stained glass mural illustrates a Carlow narrative showing some key Carlow figures such as Micheál O’Hanrahan who grew up on Tullow Street and Nurse Margaret Kehoe from Leighlinbridge who lost her life on Easter Monday 1916, and tells of the role they played in 1916. Rich in symbolism the piece was created by Peadar Lamb, an artist working primarily in the medium of stained glass for over twenty years, using hand-made glass and a variety of techniques which have changed little over the centuries. Well worth a visit, Admission to the Museum as always is free! Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm

05 2017

Written by: Carlow County Council Categories: Community Notices, Carlow County Council

17
May
2017

LA21 PARTNERSHIP FUND 2017

LA21 PARTNERSHIP FUND 2017

Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund 2017

Environmental Awareness

Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase awareness of environmental issues locally, or that could help your community to become more sustainable?
If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from theLocal Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2017. This Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level. 

Does Your Project Qualify?
Projects should focus on environmental awareness and actions which complement national environmental policies such as those on waste, biodiversity, water conservation and climate change. 
A wide variety of projects and schemes have been supported under the Fund in previous years, including community gardens and allotments, compost schemes, rainwater harvesting, biodiversity projects, waste reduction initiatives, educational initiatives and environmental exhibitions. Lists of previously funded projects can be viewed online at www.environ.ie/en/Environment/LocalAgenda21 

How to Apply

Applications are made directly to your local authority. Further information, application forms (in both Irish and English) and contact details for your local authority are available online at www.environ.ie/
Applications must be made to your local authority no later than 5.00pm, Friday, June 23rd, 2017.
For general information on the Scheme please contact the Waste Management Section, Fingal County Council on Tel. 01-8906721 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Written by: Fingal County Council Categories: Community Notices, Fingal County Council

12
May
2017

CLEANER COMMUNITIES 2017

CLEANER COMMUNITIES 2017

CLEANER COMMUNITIES COMPETITION 2017

Fingal County Council is pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Cleaner Communities Awards, which is a countywide competition aiming to make our county a cleaner, greener place to live. The Awards reward residential and business areas for their efforts in maintaining a litter-free, well presented and environmentally friendly community or place of business.

We are now inviting entries for this year’s Awards.   Closing date for receipt of applications is 4.30pm on Friday, June 2nd, 2017. 

For full details of the competition, please contact the Waste Management Section, Environment Division, Fingal County Council by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone on 01-8906721.

Further information can also be found by following the linkhttp://fingal.ie/environment/clean-community/

05 2017

Written by: Fingal County Council Categories: Community Notices, Fingal County Council

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