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The newly refurbished Ballymahon  Community Library was officially opened on Friday 18th February 2011 by Longford County mayor, Cllr. Paul Connell and Deputy Peter Kelly, T.D. The new library opened it's doors to the public on Tuesday 22nd February at 10am.

The ground floor of the former courthouse houses the main library, complete with children’s corner, computer facilities, lending and reference library and soft seating area with, magazines and newspapers.  Above, on the first floor is a large community hall, which doubles as a local studies room, complemented by two smaller meeting rooms.

Library Details
Local Authority Name Longford County Council
Library Ballymahon
Library Name Ballymahon Community Library
Date Opened 18 February 2011
Contact Details
Address Ballymahon
County Longford
Telephone 090 6432546
Locality & Services
Type of Service Branch library
Type of Building Conversion and extension
Type of Building Converted Courthouse
Description of Locality Village centre
Urban Population 1797
Stand Alone Facility No
Locality & Services
Partnerships One-stop-shop
Location on Site Ground floor, 1st floor
Size & Costs
Number of Floors 2
Size (m2) 273
Cost of Library €1,500,000
Funding Sources Local Authority, DEHLG
Features & Facilities
Sustainability / Future Proofing Energy consumption
Special Facilities Local studies collection
Internet Access No
Wi-Fi No
Printing No
Photocopying No
References National Inventory of Architectural Heritage survey
Architect & Design Team
Architect Name S. Mullen (1819)
Sean Harrington Architects (2010)
County/City Librarian Longford County Council; Longford County Librarian (2011)
Additional Information

Sean Harrington Architects

Shortlisted in the RIAI's Irish Architecture Awards 2011

For further information please contact Longford County Council Library Authority


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