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Garristown Library is a single-storey Carnegie library, built in 1912 and renovated in 2006. The building displays gothic features. The facade is limestone with a sand-cement door and window dressings. Special features include decorative terracotta ridge tiles, a yellow brick chimney stack to rear gable and a limestone tablet inscription above the main entrance. Some original glass-doored bookcases have been retained.
Library Details
Local Authority Name Fingal County Council
Library Garristown
Library Name Garristown Library
Date Opened 1 January 1912
Contact Details
Address Main Street
County Co. Dublin
Telephone 01 8355020
Locality & Services
Type of Service Branch library
Type of Building Conversion
Type of Building Converted Church
Description of Locality Village centre
Urban Population 1185
Stand Alone Facility Yes
Size & Costs
Number of Floors 1
Size (m2) 76
Funding Sources Local Authority
Features & Facilities
Special Features Architectural features
Internet Access 2 terminals
Wi-Fi Yes
Printing Yes
Photocopying Yes
  1. Irish Carnegie Libraries /  Brendan Grimes, pp 151-152. 
  2. National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, DEHLG
Architect & Design Team
Architect Name Anthony Scott (1912)
County/City Librarian Fingal County Council; Fingal County Librarian (2007)
Additional Information
  The building may have been converted from an existing Church building. It was shortlisted for the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Awards in 2008. The opening ceremony of the refurbished library took place on Wednesday June 11 2008.

For further information please contact Fingal County Council Library Authority


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