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Tullow Library is located on the banks of the River Slaney. The floor area has been raised to avoid the possibility of flooding. A riverside promenade runs alongside the building. The library is located on the ground floor of a two-storey building. The building exhibits the following elements of sustainable design: tinted glazing; 1st floor cantilevered overhang to shade the library interior from summer sun; Brise-soleil to reduce solar glare during winter months; double height void in reading area and reception desk area which admits maximum natural light.
Library Details
Local Authority Name Carlow County Council
Library Tullow
Date Opened 16 September 2005
Contact Details
Address Tullow Civic Offices
County Carlow
Telephone 059 9151497
Locality & Services
Type of Service Branch library
Type of Building Purpose-built library
Description of Locality Town centre
Urban Population 3048
Stand Alone Facility No
Locality & Services
Partnerships Local authority area offices, One-stop-shop
Location on Site Ground floor
Size & Costs
Number of Floors 1
Size (m2) 400
Cost of Library €1,744,501
Funding Sources Local Authority, DEHLG
Features & Facilities
Special Features Architectural features
Riverside site
Accessibility Accessible parking
Induction loop
Sustainability / Future Proofing Natural/passive heating & cooling
Solar access
Internet Access 6 terminals
Wi-Fi No
Printing No
Photocopying No
  1. Irish Library News No.255, 2005.
  2. Tullow Civic Centre and Library, C. Carlow. Local Authority News 25, No. 4, 2005 pp26-29.
  3. Tullow Civic Centre and Library. Plan Architectural Review, 2005, pp.94-95.
  4. 'Tullow Civic Offices & Library, Co. Carlow.' Architecture Ireland, (215) March 2006, pp15-18.
  5. Signature Building Construction and Property News 32 (8), Feb 2006, pp26-28
  6. Tullow Civic Centre & Library Ulster Architect 22 (2), Feb/March 2006, pp20-25
  7. Tullow Civic Centre and Library, Architecture Ireland, supplement, 2006, p.98
  8. Census 2006 Table 12 Alphabetical list of Towns with their population, 2002 and 2006 (Population within legally defined boundary)
Architect & Design Team
Architect Name Architecture 53Seven (2005)
County/City Librarian Carlow County Council; Carlow County Librarian (2005)

For further information please contact Carlow County Council Library Authority


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