Saturday, May 17, 2008

New Dunmore Public Library

The new Dunmore Branch Public Library opens on Monday 19th of May. Designed by architect Declan Molloy of O Maoildhia Architecture the new library will be officially opened by Galway County Mayor Councillor Sean Canney.

The Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Lewis reminds us that Saint Patrick built the monastery of Domnagh Padraig, or “the stone house of Patrick” in Dunmore, and made Saint Fulartach it's superintendent; and a friary for Augustine Eremites was founded on the site of this abbey in 1425. One may assume that the first library in Dunmore would have been established in this monastery or friary.

A library is always a centre of learning, reflection and enlightenment. We hope that the new Dunmore Library will also be a place of enlightenment and inspiration for everyone in the community, as it was for the monks all those years ago.

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