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Parnell Square Cultural Quarter - Public Consultation

Parnell Square Cultural QuarterYour chance to have a say!

Update: Parnell Square Cultural Quarter Consultation Survey. This survey is one part of a public consultation process on the development of the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter, being undertaken on behalf of Dublin City Council. The survey will take no more than 15 minutes.

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In early April 2013, Dublin's Lord Mayor Naoise Ó Muirí announced a vision of a new cultural quarter for Dublin City - Parnell Square. A new City Library will be built beside the existing world-class Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and will offer a range of creative, participative and educational experiences. The civic plaza will connect the new library and Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, creating a new public space that those who live, work and visit Dublin can use, engage with and enjoy in the heart of the City.

Dublin City Council has engaged Green Hat to carry out an initial public consultation to ensure that the vision of a Cultural Quarter as a cultural space for all is realised. Focusing on the responses to the vision and the desired physical spaces for the area, the consultation will seek input and ideas on the provision of opportunities to learn, create and participate.

Promotion Video for the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter

The Dublin City Library @ Parnell Square Cultural Quarter. The Dublin City Library will be a new kind of city library for the citizens of Dublin. A window on the world of knowledge and culture, a centre of learning and literature, a commune of research and reading and a hub of ideas and creativity.

The Dublin City Library @ Parnell Square Cultural Quarter

An exciting new destination for learning, literature, information and culture in Dublin.

Dublin City Library

What is the Dublin City Library?

The Dublin City Library will be a new kind of city library for the citizens of Dublin. A window on the world of knowledge and culture, a centre of learning and literature, a commune of research and reading and a hub of ideas and creativity.

Election / Referendum Day

e-RegRaheny Library will be closed on Thursday, 27th October, to facilitate the library premises being used as a polling station. The children's library will be closed from 1.00pm on Wednesday the 26th, until 1.00pm (or as soon as possible afterwards) on Friday the 28th.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience.

eReg: Register of Electors Online Enquiries.

Reader-in-Residence Appointed!

Dublin City Public Libraries, in association with the Home School Community Liaison Scheme, has appointed Sarah Purcell as Reader-in-Residence. Sarah takes up her Residency this September for a nine-month period and will deliver a programme of activities designed to instil in young children an appreciation and love of reading which, at the same time, will give parents/guardians an awareness of the positive value of literacy, books and reading in their children’s development. The programme will include opportunities for parents and children to explore and enjoy reading and other literacy activities together.

Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive

The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association (RDFA) was established in 1996 to commemorate all Irish men and women who volunteered, served and died in the First World War 1914-1918. The RDFA fulfils its remit by organising public exhibitions, lectures, seminars, visits and the publication of a journal, Blue Cap. In 2005, the RDFA decided to place its archive with Dublin City Library and Archive, where it is available for public consultation in the Reading Room. The RDFA Archive is managed by Dublin City Archives.

Dublin: UNESCO City of Literature

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature logoDublin was formally designated as a UNESCO City of Literature on Monday, 26 July, 2010.

Dublin is one of only seven cities in the world with the designation of UNESCO: City of Literature.

The sought-after accolade was bestowed by the Director General of UNESCO and recognises Dublin’s cultural profile and its international standing as a city of literary excellence.

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