A joint initiative between Fingal Tourism and Fingal County Council will see a dedicated events calendar in place for the first time from this month onwards.

Covering the wider Fingal area, the events calendar will sit on www.fingal.ie/events and display upcoming events in venues such as Malahide Castle, Newbridge House and Farm, Argillan Castle, Draíocht, Skerries Mills, The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, and The Millbank Theatre Rush. The partnership aims to create more awareness around the diverse range of events taking place in North County Dublin and Greater Blanchardstown all year round and add to the quality of life of Fingal residents.

The dedicated online and print calendar will showcase a host of categorised events in areas such as; arts and culture, workshops and classes, family fun events, sports, theatre/drama/concerts as well as key business events in the area. It is hoped that the event guide will become an absolute "must read" to keep up to date on what's on in the area and drive more attendance to community events.

December Events
Make it a Christmas month to remember and book your visit to North Pole. Santa has arrived in Fingal and is expecting you in Newbridge House and Farm. Check out Santa in the House www.newbridgehouseandfarm.com.

Get into the Christmas spirit with Christmas themed events at Draíocht Arts Centre www.draiocht.ie. Brush up your vocal chords and join in for some Carols for Christmas on the 20th December to start off the festivities!

If singing is not your thing, not to worry! Seamus Ennis Arts Centre is hosting a series of events including the Christmas Craft and Food Fair on Sunday, 14th December. Indulge in some artisan foods and crafts. You might even pick up a Christmas pressie for someone special. More information available here on all the happenings www.tseac.ie.

Skerries Mills are running a great selection of classes and workshops throughout December. Creative Writing with Megan Wynne suits all ages from children to adults and promises to let the creative side run free. Classes run every Thursday throughout December in Skerries Mills www.skerriesmills.org.

January Events
Kick off the New Year with song and dance, with plenty of fun and costumes. Jack and the Beanstalk panto is taking place in Draíocht throughout January and promises to be full of elegance, exuberance, music, dancing and a few surprises. Book your ticket now www.draiocht.ie.

Skerries Mills offers an Art Class with Mary Dolan every Thursday in January. It's a series of art classes available for anyone who's looking to let their creative juices flowing. Register on the website www.skerriesmills.org.

February Events
Celebrate the world of engineering with a week-long programme of events during the Engineers Week. The week aims to create a positive awareness and spark enthusiasm about the engineering profession to people of all ages. The week runs from 8th February until the 14th of February. More information available here www.engineersweek.ie.

Are you a budding musician looking to learn an instrument? Slow Session is the event for you, where you can partake in a relaxed informal Traditional Music Session. These sessions encourage the participants to learn a repertoire of new tunes while playing with other musicians at slow to moderate tempos. You can book your tickets here www.tseac.ie.

March Events
Did you know that St. Patrick landed on a small island off Skerries? Legend has it that when the saint arrived on the island, he was accompanied by a goat which provided milk, but his goat was stolen! This made him very angry and he reached the mainland in two giant strides. To this day his footprint can be seen in the rocks. Come and experience the legend and join in the St. Patrick's Festival on March 17th www.visitskerries.ie.

Are you a fan of a good musical? Rush Musical Society presents "The Best Little Whore House in Texas" in the Millbank Theatre in March. Further information available on www.millbanktheatre.ie.

Go back in this magical era and join Reeling in the Showbands. Never to be repeated time in Irish pop music! This is truly a wonderful night out to go back in time. Book your ticket here on www.draiocht.ie.

For the full events calendar, check out www.fingal.ie/events for more information and details on all the events listed here and many more.