It’s week 4 of our 25th Anniversary Event in Fingal Libraries.
Hot off the press is week 4 of our unique, commemorative blog series, celebrating Fingal County Council’s 25th Anniversary. The blog can be found here: http://www.fingal.ie/blog/?p=3377.
In today’s instalment, Laura Flanagan, Fingal Libraries staff, offers insight into the public library movement of early 1900s Ireland. This was an exciting era for public libraries, which flourished throughout the country especially in rural areas such as Fingal county. Curious as to how this all came about? Then check out the subheadings: Public Libraries (Ireland) Act, 1902, and Mr. Andrew Carnegie.
Ever wondered what your local Fingal library got up to in the first two decades of the 1900s? Well, if intrigue is your thing, or you enjoy a chuckle, then look under the subheadings: A Library by any other Name, Newspaper Roomsand Libraries for the People – Literature for Minds and Morals.
Would, perhaps, the ‘Top 100’ books at the turn of the 20th century rouse your interest? Then click on the image at the top of the article to view what was thought the definite list in which to entertain and educate people of 1900s Ireland. You’ll be sure to find some compelling entries!
25th Anniversary celebrations continue here in all 10 branches of Fingal Libraries. We are hosting a myriad of events for you to enjoy: Competitions for ALL the family with PRIZES for all, FREE Fun Projects & Workshops in branches, as well as a unique, once-off Blog series tracing the Public Libraries movement in Ireland, including some rather intriguing and humorous anecdotes from your local Fingal branches.
We are now on to week 3 of our commemorative blog series: http://www.fingal.ie/blog/?p=3332 which traces the development of the public library movement in 1800s Ireland. There are some intriguing insights within...
We hope you enjoy our blog series and we also invite you to enter in our competition and join in our fun projects!! Just call or ask at the desk of your local branch for details.
Start Date/Time: 14/07/2019, 10pm or 8pm meal/music
Details: A special late night gig in this intimate venue with singer songwriter Don Mescall who makes a welcome return to Boyle. His songs have over 16million hits on YouTube and have been recorded by artists such as Aslan, Nathan Carter, Geri Halliwell, Eleanor Shanley, Frances Black, Boyzone, Cliff Richard, The Backstreet Boys and many more
Title: Women in Politics & Public Life 1918-2018 Exhibition: Produced by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht as part of Roscommon County Council Decade of Centenaries Programme.
Details: The exhibition shines a spotlight on the stories of very familiar & lesser-known women including local figures, who have contributed significantly to Irish political & public life over the past century & on the challenges they faced & the obstacles they overcame. The Exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to encourage people of all ages to reflect upon a journey that this country has taken, particularly over the past 100 years but with an awareness also of the considerable work remaining to be
You can view further details on these events and others through the Councils Event Calendar here. 07 2019