New €1.1m Library set for Westport

Posted in Connect on January 26, 2016.

Minister of State Michael Ring announced this afternoon that Westport is to receive a new €1.1m library.

Funding has been sanctioned for the project by the Department of the Environment. The current library, located at St. Mary’s Crescent, was thought to have become outdated and not of a sufficient size to cater for the towns needs, the facility has been subject to much discussion over the years and the new library is sure to be welcome news to Westport residents.

The funding for the library comes as part of a €22 million investment by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government in some 16 library capital developments and the mainstreaming of the Open Libraries initiative.

Speaking about the announcement Minister of State Michael Ring said “Funding of €1.1 million has been allocated for a new library at Westport. This will be a state of the art project and is a major boost to the town, the library will service the large population in the town, as well as schools. The new library will make a significant difference for the people of Westport and the surrounding areas and I very much welcome the allocation of funds to this worthwhile project.”

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