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Makerspace, Blanchardstown Library Deputy Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Daniel Whooley, Kate Delaney and Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Seána Ó Rodaigh. Pic Orla Murray/Coalesce


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Fingal Maker in Residence

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Fingal Maker in Residence

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31/05/22

Fingal Maker in Residence

The Maker Space at Blanchardstown Library is a multi-use, creative and educational community space. It houses a range of facilities and tools including laptops, a 3-D printer and a vinyl cutter. This accessible, dynamic and inclusive space is at the heart of Fingal Council’s commitments under the Creative Ireland initiative. The Fingal Community Maker programme aims to build and support creativity in communities within the Fingal area.

The Maker Space team works with schools in the Fingal area to provide young people with opportunities to take full advantage of the facilities on offer. They also work in partnership with the Technical University of Dublin to provide adult education opportunities. The space facilitates STEAM learning in an informal setting for students that complements their in-school learning.

The Fingal Maker Space is run by Creator in Residence Kate Delaney from Make Create Innovate. Kate is supported by Rhona Byrne, Andrew Carson and Catrina Carrigan. The team has developed a range of inclusive workshops aimed at all ages and backgrounds. These workshops aim to foster curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills among participants.

 

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