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Legal Services, Ballymun Library

Ballymun Community Law CentreFLACBallymun library hosts both FLAC and the Ballymun Community Law Centre on a regular basis. Days and times vary so please refer to details below.

Citizens Information Centres

Citizens Information CentresCitizens Information Centres (CICs) are hosted in Donaghmede and Raheny Libraries and provide free, impartial and confidential information. They provide integrated information across the full range of state services and entitlements as well as local services and supports.

Note: Dates/times may vary, please check with location in advance.

Music for People with Dementia and their Carers

Walkinstown Library, Wednesday 26 February at 6.30pm 

Music therapist Martin Fahy will explore how to use music in caring for people with dementia and how it can benefit their carers. There will be live music and songs to enhance the understanding of the potential of music. Martin works as a music therapist in the age related unit of Our Lady's Hospice. Audience participation is encouraged. 

Getting Citizens Online - Digital Skills Course

Various libraries during February and March 2020, see below for details.

Getting Citizens Online is a digital skills learning course for those who have never used the internet. This is an initiative of the Departmewnt of Communications, Climate Action and Environment that offers 10 hours free tuition to each participant.  Course content includes how to better understand  the internet, how to create an e-mail account, an introduction to government online services and social media.

20th Century Irish History Course

Cabra Library, Thursday 9, 16, 23, 30 January & 6, 13 February at 6.30pm  

Week 1: Ireland in 1920: The Year in Terror. Delivered by historian James Curry, this talk focuses on 1920, the year that the Black and Tans & Auxiliaries arrived on the scene during the War of Independence.  

This 6-week course will focus on the revolutionary years from 1916-23 when Ireland achieved independence from Britain. Delivered in a lively and accessible manner, topics will include partition, the War of Independence, the Treaty and the Civil War. If you enjoy going to talks on Irish history, this is your chance to delve deeper and learn some more on this pivotal period in our history. In addition, each week course participants will read and discuss historical documents and memoirs of the time.    

Creative Writing Course

Walkinstown Library, Friday 17, 24, 31 January & 7 February, 10am-12pm  

Have you a story you would like to document? Try this 4-week Creative Writing course if you are interested in telling that "special story", stimulating your imagination, or motivating yourself to develop a new skill. 

Pavee Roads Home Exhibition

Finglas Library, Tuesday 10-Monday 23 December

Pavee Roads Home ia an innovative project designed by a group of Traveller men exploring cultural identity through research and personal history. The men, who are part of the Men's Health Programme at Pavee Point took a number of months to document the history and journey of their families from when they travelled the roads to when they arrived in Dublin. The men worked on developing their family trees. Thery had to collect and research the information from older members of the family - as some Traveller births and deaths were not registered. 

The Great Flood of December 1954

Marino Library, Wednesday 4 December at 6.30pm  

The Great Flood of December 1954 entered the history books as one of the worst weather events in the 20th Century. On the 8 December 1954, the areas of East Wall, North Strand and Fairview were severely affected. A talk featuring images, film footage and eye-witness accounts will provide a brief insight into the profound effect this event had on these local communities.  

C.O.P.D. Information and Support

Ballyfermot Library, Tuesday 19 November at 10.30am

If you or a family member has experience of C.O.P.D., come along to Ballyfermot Library on C.O.P.D. World Day 19 November for practical information and discussion. A Respiratory Nurse, Pharmacist and instructor from Siel Bleu will be present at this information session to provide advice and support.   

Jobcare Information & Advice Stand

The Business Information Centre, Central Library, Tuesday 10 September from 12.30-2.30pm   

Are you actively seeking employment? If so, visit the Jobcare Information & Advice Stand.  Jobcare offers a range of services, courses and resources to help people develop their skills and improve their employment opportunities.    

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