A New Library for a New Age

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The Lord Mayor of Dublin Oisín Quinn will open Ballyfermot’s newly refurbished, state of the art library on Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10 on Tuesday, 17th September, 2013 at 12 noon.

This new community library features a colourful new layout with bright and spacious facilities for the people of Ballyfermot. Its offers an art room for children’s workshops, a classroom for pc and wifi access and a dedicated lecture room with audio visual facilities for cultural talks etc. There are plenty of quiet spaces for studying and reading available also. The library also continues to offer a range of programmes for various groups including book and film clubs, author visits, workshops and exhibitions.

The new library contains Ballyfermot College of Education’s resources for students and a collection of books of Irish interest donated by the family of Sé Geraghty.

“I am delighted  to reopen  Dublin City Council’s highly anticipated and upgraded library in Ballyfermot. It’s great that we can now offer the people of Ballyfermot a much broader range of facilities which reflect the needs of a community, new and old”, said the Lord Mayor.

The Ballyfermot Library refurbishments were funded by Dublin City Council and The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government at a cost of €1.7m.


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Notes to the Editor:

The Sé Geraghty Collection

The collection 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   the history of the Irish Trade Union movement, the Irish language and other topics will discover a mine of information.history of the Irish Trade Union movement, the Irish language and other topics will discover a mine of information.