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Enniskerry library was built in 1911, funded by the Carnegie Trust. It is a single-storey Edwardian style building with an underlying Arts & Crafts influence. The entrance is set within a large projection, with Queen Anne style stone surround and retaining the original pannelled wooden door. Above the entrance there is a panel with name and date and the Powerscourt crest. There is a low boundary wall at the front with wrought iron railings and a pedestrian gate. The building was renovated in 1986 and refurbished in 2006. The shelving is adjustable.
Library Details
Local Authority Name Wicklow County Council
Library Enniskerry
Date Opened 1 January 1911
Contact Details
Address Dublin Road
County Wicklow
Telephone 01 2864339
Locality & Services
Type of Service Branch library
Type of Building Renovated purpose-built library
Type of Building Converted Carnegie Library
Description of Locality Village
Urban Population 1881
Stand Alone Facility Yes
Size & Costs
Number of Floors 1
Size (m2) 119
Funding Sources Local Authority, DEHLG
Features & Facilities
Special Features Architectural features
Art work
Accessibility Assistive technology
Induction loop
Special Facilities Local studies collection
Relaxation and reading area
Internet Access 3 terminals
Wi-Fi No
Printing No
Photocopying No
  1. Irish Carnegie Libraries /  Brendan Grimes p143-145.
  2. Ireland and the New Architecture / Sean Rothery p102-103
  3. National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, DEHLG 
  4. Census 2006 Table 12 Alphabetical list of Towns with their population, 2002 and 2006 (Population within legally defined boundary)
Architect & Design Team
Architect Name R.M. Butler (1911)
County/City Librarian Wicklow County Council; Wicklow County Librarian (2006)
Additional Information

The site was donated by Viscount Powerscourt.

Enniskerry Library was refurbished in 2006 to make the building more accessible, with part funding provided by the DOEHLG through the Barcelona Declaration Committee.

For further information please contact Wicklow County Council Library Authority


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