A silent protest is planned to take place this Friday morning outside the closed library in Ballaghadereen.

The library in the town has been closed for more than two years now and there is no sign of it re-opening.

Local resident, former county councillor Michael Scally says it’s unfair to leave a town with a population in excess of 2,000 with an essential service.

He says the popular facility closed at the start of the pandemic and when it was not re-opening the public were being told that essential building works was needed on the premises, but he says no construction is underway and there is no time given for its re-opening.

He is calling for anyone who is keen to have the library service restored in the town to come out and join the silent protest that will take place this Friday morning outside the premises, the former Dillon House in the town centre.

Mr Scally has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley about how long the local population is without its library services.

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