Dublin city receives valuable Geraghty private library

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Cllr Mary O’Shea, representing Lord Mayor Gerry Breen, will accept the late Sé Geraghty’s private library on behalf of Dublin city on 1st June at 18.00hrs. Sé Geraghty’s wife Alice Hanratty will make the donation at an event attended by many of Sé’s family and friends at Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

Cllr O’Shea says “Sé Geraghty’s private library is a wonderful resource and will be a huge benefit to the public. It is made up of around 7,000 items, mainly books, but also many pamphlets and periodicals, on topics such as history, politics, literature and the arts. Anyone with an interest in fascinating subjects like the Spanish Civil War, 1916, the history of the Irish Trade Union movement, the Irish language and other topics will discover a mine of information. Dublin City Library and Archive Service did a very professional job in cataloguing the material and on their behalf I would like to thank Sé’s partner Alice Hanratty and his family for this wonderful donation.”

Dublin City Library and Archive Service will keep the library as a single resource for consultation by the public. The library service hopes to make it available at Ballyfermot Library when it reopens in the autumn. The local community, students and academics are among those who are sure to find it of interest.