It’s a seaside haven for bookworms.
The brand new €3.7m Kinsale Library is finally open and locals have been raving about its beautiful interior.
The project has seen the three-storey James O’Neill Building in Church Square converted into a modern venue covering a floor space of approximately 674m2 over three levels.
The Public Library is over ten times larger than its previous premises located in the Methodist Hall.
“Wow! The new Kinsale library is amazing!! Lots of LGBTQ reading in there I hope! Big credit to @Corkcoco.” tweeted Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West and former Mayor of County Cork, Christopher O’Sullivan TD.
— Christopher O’Sullivan TD (@COSullivanTD) August 9, 2023
— Amanda Mulligan-Landzaad (@AJLandzaad) August 10, 2023
— Amy Jordan Cronin (@AmyCroninAuthor) August 10, 2023
WOW WOW WOW 😮😍 The new Kinsale Library opened today and it is absolutely stunning!! 🥳
The My Open Library service will also be introduced, extending the self-service opening hours from 8am to 10pm, 365 days a year 🎉 pic.twitter.com/H1hGHhrtO1
— Kinsale, Co. Cork (@kinsale_ie) August 9, 2023
A special nod to this creative kid’s top-notch library costume too, spotted by an onlooker at the Kinsale Regatta earlier this month:
— Marie O’Sullivan (@osully1967) August 6, 2023
The new library is wheelchair accessible with a lift and the My Open Library service will also be introduced, extending the self-service opening hours from 8am to 10pm all year ’round.