Images

Images

Ballaghaderreen Town Library 05

Utility room, with computer facilities

Ballaghaderreen Town Library 04

Library front room (adult fiction area), showing period detail

Ballaghaderreen Town Library 03

View showing the library counter

Ballaghaderreen Town Library 01

View from the library counter

Description

Description

The library is partly contained with the former home of the Dillon family, built around 1820, which had deteriorated to the point of dereliction when a joint venture between Roscommon County Council and the Office of Public Works resulted in a major transformation and extension.

Much of the original detail was reused or replicated.

The entrance porch is common to both the library and the Western Development Commission Offices.

The library has full access for users with disability.

Awards

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The Building

The Building

Type of library

Small community library

Size

214 m2

Floors

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Architect

Internal

Building contractor

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The Space

The Space

Features and services

Special services

Specialist subject collections

External features

Shared building

Internal features

Design features

Energy efficiency

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Accessibility provision

Access to building, Access within building

Interior designer

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Furniture suppliers

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Services and facilities suppliers

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IT provision

Number of public computer terminals: 3

Seats/study places

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Stock

7,500