New Library Planned for Ballyogan with Sensory Space & Music Studio

by Alison O'Hanlon
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An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Denis O’Callaghan visited Samuel Beckett Centre, Ballyogan this week to mark the progress to date on the works for the new library.

The library will be an accessible building on two floors and will be open six days a week, Monday to Saturday. This will be the first public library in the county with a sensory space, a dedicated teen area and a music studio.

Progress of the work on the new library at Samuel Beckett Centre Ballyogan. Pictured is Andree Dargan, DLR, Frank Curran, CE of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Catherine Gallagher, County Librarian, DLR, Cathaoirleach Denis O’Callaghan, Therese Langan, Director of Community and Cultural Development, DLR and Mary Ruane, Senior Exec Community and Cultural Development DLR. Pic Orla Murray/Coalesce

Commenting on the work in progress, An Cathaoirleach, Denis O’Callaghan noted that, “Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is working hard to complete the new library which will offer lots of free space for the local community to use and to enjoy”. 

The development of the library is part of Samuel Beckett’s Phase 2A development initiative for the Ballyogan area. Samuel Beckett Phase 2 will include the development of a Sports Campus and swimming pool. Information panels on the new library were unveiled as part of An Cathaoirleach’s visit and can be viewed by everyone in the entrance hall at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Ballyogan.

Progress of the work on the new library at Samuel Beckett Centre Ballyogan
Picture Orla Murray/Coalesce

Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Frank Curran added “Dún Laoghaire County Council is delighted to work on the development of the library and we look forward to providing new services in the Ballyogan area”.  

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