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Пресс-релиз – Министр отказывается от новой библиотеки Томастауна

10/05/24 11:59

Press Release – Minister Humphreys turns the sod on the site of new Thomastown Library

We were delighted to welcome Minister Heather Humphreys to Thomastown on Wednesday, April 24th 2024 to the site of the new Thomastown Library. The project involves the relocation of the existing library to a modernised library in the building which adjoins the community centre.

This new library will be designed to be accessible, welcoming and inclusive to all communities providing visual impact with broad appeal, functional excellence and efficiency.  

The overall cost of the project is €4.6 million with grant funding being provided by the Rural Regeneration Development Fund of over €4 million and the balance funded by Kilkenny County Council.


This library with a floor area of 700sqm will provide a range of spaces and services including:

  • Dedicated spaces for adults, children and teenagers
  • ICT and digital spaces
  • Учебные помещения
  • Multipurpose/community area
  • Моя открытая библиотека
  • Workshops, events and classes throughout the year for all ages
  • Opportunities for lifelong learning
  • Opportunities throughout the year to access a wide range of cultural and creative programming
  • Sensory collections


By expanding its offerings and services, increasing the opening hours and working collaboratively and in partnership with a wide range of agencies and organisations, Kilkenny County Council Library Service will   add significance economic, educational and social value to the community of Thomastown.

This library will be a state of art modern library service and will provide a significant cultural, community, educational and informational space and a destination for the community. 


Project team – Brendan O Brien and Seamus Foley

County Librarian – Josephine Coyne

Contractor – Tom O’ Brien Ltd

Design Team – Reddy Architecture and Urbanism.