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Tuesday 19 March 2019

Garristown school wins Battle of the Book

Maura Cassidy, DAA, the Mayor of Fingal Anthony Lavin and Helen O’Donnell, Fingal Libraries with the winning team from St Marys NS; Danny Dunne, Alannah Rock, Scott Thomas, Liam Tallon, Senyo Clarke and Evan Boylan at the Battle of the Book final
Maura Cassidy, DAA, the Mayor of Fingal Anthony Lavin and Helen O’Donnell, Fingal Libraries with the winning team from St Marys NS; Danny Dunne, Alannah Rock, Scott Thomas, Liam Tallon, Senyo Clarke and Evan Boylan at the Battle of the Book final

The Fingal County Libraries Battle of the Book final was won in a hotly contested final by St Mary's National School, Garristown.

The final which took place in the Riasc Centre last week, saw six Fingal schools take part in a quiz on 'The Book of Learning' by E.R Murray and 'Arthur Quinn and the World Serpent' by Alan Early.

Both authors were present to sign copies of the books, and the entertainment and quiz master for the morning was Reuben the Entertainer from RTE Junior Fame.

As well as reading the book, the children participated in various activities organised by Fingal Libraries on the themes presented in the book. It was a hard-fought quiz with all children displaying an amazing knowledge of the content of each book.

After a tie-break, the Mayor of Fingal Anthony Lavin presented the winning team with their prize of a behind-the scenes tour of Dublin Airport courtesy of the DAA. This year's Battle of the Book involved St. Colmcille's GNS Swords, Powerstown Educate Together Tyrrellstown, St. Patrick's Senior NS Corduff, Rush NS, St. Mary's Garristown NS and St. Nicholas of Myra NS, Kinsealy.

Mayor Lavin and council chief executive, Paul Reid congratulated all the children who took part in the initiative. County Librarian Betty Boardman thanked Maura Cassidy and the daa for their involvement in the competition.

Fingal Independent

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