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Dundrum Library is a two-storey detached Carnegie library, built in 1914. There is high quality plasterwork on the façade. The entrance is flanked by Doric columns and capped with a small portico. An oval window with ornamental plasterwork surround is located above the entrance portico. The name 'Carnegie Library' is moulded above the entrance door. The library was renovated in 1973.

Note: Population figure below is for a suburban area

Library Details
Local Authority Name Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Library Dundrum
Date Opened 12 August 1914
Contact Details
Address Upper Churchtown Road
County Dublin 14
Telephone 01 2985000
Fax 01 2963216
Locality & Services
Type of Service Branch library
Type of Building Purpose-built library
Description of Locality Suburban area
Urban Population 17137
Stand Alone Facility Yes
Size & Costs
Number of Floors 2
Size (m2) 427
Funding Sources Local Authority
Features & Facilities
Special Features Architectural features
Accessibility Accessible entrance
Accessible ramp
Assistive technology
Induction loop
Transit wheelchair
Sustainability / Future Proofing Daylighting & electrical lighting
Maximum day-lighting
Waste management
Special Facilities Audio visual library
Book clubs
Community information collection
Computer learning facilities
Conversation exchange
Exhibition/ multi-purpose area
Foreign language collection
Health information collection
Historic maps viewer
Language courses
Literacy material
Local history files
Local studies collection
Multicultural collection
Parent and Toddler Group
Reference Library
Scrabble Group
Writers group
Internet Access 4 terminals
Wi-Fi No
Printing No
Photocopying No
  1. Irish Carnegie Libraries / Brendan Grimes, p139-142
  2. Ireland and the New Architecture / Sean Rothery p93, 102
Architect & Design Team
Architect Name R.M. Butler (1914)
County/City Librarian Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council; Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Librarian (1973)
Additional Information

For further information please contact Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Library Authority


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