Ballaghaderreen Library, closed to the public for two years now, is due to re-open next Summer, according to Sinn Féin deputy for Roscommon/Galway Claire Kerrane

Roscommon County Council has confirmed to the deputy that consultants have been appointed to manage the refurbishment of the Library. 

Consultants were a planning requirement as the premises is a listed building

Works are expected to be completed by the second quarter of next year with a re-opening date of Summer, 2023. 

Part of the works include a new My Open Library service, the first in County Roscommon. It will provide automated self-service access to Library facilities for members and will be available 365 days of the year on top of normal staffed hours. 

Deputy Kerrane has been speaking to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley about the much delayed, but welcome news that a re-opening date is now in place…


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