New €4m library opens in Athy

Former Dominican Church

Paula Campbell


Paula Campbell


New €4m library opens in Athy

A shot from inside the library showing the reflections from the Dominican stain glass windows

The new €4million library in Athy has opened to the public.

There was less of the usual fanfare due to the Beast from the East slightly postphoning the opening date, however the doors were finally opened on Wednesday, March 7 last.

The community facility housed in the former iconic Dominican has undergone a major renovation.

It will be the first new library in the country, which will open on a daily basis, from 10 am to 5 pm and 8 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Members can apply for a special privileges card that will allow them after hours access and use of the self service areas.

The stained glass windows from the original Dominican church have been kept intact to respect the history of the building.