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Blessington library is located on the 1st floor of the Town Centre development, above Dunnes Stores. The library is an L-shaped design with two entrances. The community/activity room has a partition that opens onto the main library. 
Due to the library's south-west aspect, tinted glass has been installed to minimise solar glare and overheating. The large windows look out on the surrounding countryside and town.

Library Details
Local Authority Name Wicklow County Council
Library Blessington
Date Opened 21 November 2006
Contact Details
Address Blessington Town Centre
County Wicklow
Telephone 045 891701
Locality & Services
Type of Service Branch library
Type of Building Purpose-built library
Description of Locality Commercial town centre
Urban Population 4018
Stand Alone Facility No
Locality & Services
Partnerships Shopping Centre
Location on Site 1st floor
Size & Costs
Number of Floors 1
Size (m2) 385
Cost of Library €2,354,000
Funding Sources Local Authority, DEHLG
Features & Facilities
Special Features Furnishings
Accessibility Accessible entrance
Accessible lift
Accessible parking
Accessible toilets
Induction loop
Sustainability / Future Proofing Maximum day-lighting
Tinted glazing
Special Facilities Audio listening posts
Baby changing facilities
Coffee dock
Community/activity room
Foreign language collection
Learning space
Local studies collection
Relaxation and reading area
Parking Free parking on site
Internet Access 8 terminals
Wi-Fi Yes
Printing No
Photocopying No
  1. 'Take 5 - of the best modern civic buildings in Europe' Irish Library News, No. 267, January/February 2007
  2. 'New Blessington Library'  Local Authority News, 27(2) 2007, p.12-13.
  3. Census 2006 Table 12 Alphabetical list of Towns with their population, 2002 and 2006 (Population within legally defined boundary) 
Architect & Design Team
Architect Name Henry J Lyons and Partners (2006)
County/City Librarian Wicklow County Council; Wicklow County Librarian (2006)
Additional Information
  Flexible shelving in children's library to facilitate events and activities.

For further information please contact Wicklow County Council Library Authority


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