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TheRaven is a News & Information channel for North Fingal. We bring news information podcasts interviews and much more across social media and the web for people living in Balbriggan, Balrothery, Skerries, Rush, Lusk, Naul, Man O’War, Loughshinny, Oldtown, Garristown and Ballyboughal.

 

Our vision is to bring this new channel to North Fingal. We will create the content videos, blogs, interviews and updates to keep you informed of events, activities and is much more to do around our local Villages. Telling stories and history and bringing nostalgia to our followers. We will set up virtual town hall meetings, discussion groups and other forums for discussion. We will create a safe environment online for discussion.

To do this we need your support, we are looking for contributors, people to write blogs, make interviews or tell us whats going on in your town.  Get involved we are looking for photographers, writers all kinds of help.

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Huginn and Muninn, The Ravens. This beautiful illustration by local Artist Alison O’Grady. We commissioned the very talented artist to design our logo and we are very impressed.

 

The Raven a longtime symbol of things Fingalian do you know where it came from?

 

We found this extract from Norse Mythology “Two ravens sit on his (Odin’s) shoulders and whisper all the news which they see and hear into his ear; they are called Huginn and Muninn. He sends them out in the morning to fly around the whole world, and by breakfast they are back again. Thus, he finds out many new things and this is why he is called ‘raven-god’”

 

Fingal Arms

The arms show a Viking longboat and a raven (a Norse emblem which appeared on the arms of the old Dublin County Council), both of which recall the Norse settlement of Fingal in the 9th and 10th centuries - the Irish form of the placename, Fine Gall, means "foreign tribe".

 

The Fingal raven itself can be traced back to the defeat of the Vikings at Battle of Clontarf in 1014.  The region derives its name from the Gaelic words 'Fine Gall' meaning 'land of the fair haired stranger' in reference to the Vikings who settled in the area from the 8th century onwards. At the Battle of Clontarf 1014, during which the Irish Kings famously defeated the Viking invaders, the Viking flag was captured and the black raven featured on the flag remains the symbol of Fingal today.

 

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