Friday 18 January 2019

No definite decision made on library move

Pádraig Byrne

While the rumour mill has been going strong in recent weeks in relation to a possible relocation of Enniscorthy Library, Wexford County Council have yet to come to a decision regarding the matter. In recent weeks, rumours have been circulating of plans to locate a new library building in the old Dunnes Stores on Rafter Street, on the Murphy Floods site and even across the river in Templeshannon, however, District Manager Liz Hore on Friday confirmed that discussions are only at a preliminary stage and no decisions have been made yet.

An investment in Enniscorthy Library was one of the things listed in the County Economic Investment plan, which saw brochures circulated to every house in the county. Space is said to be at a premium in the current building and options are being explored.

'I suppose when you look at the increase in housing development and the population increases that come with that, there is an increasing need to expand the library service in the long term,' the District Manager said.

'We will look at all the options for this, whether that be extending the current building or looking at alternative options at different locations around town.'

'We're only at the very preliminary stage with this as of yet though and no decisions have been made.'

Enniscorthy Guardian