The De Valera Public Library
and Gallery was opened in 1975. The building comprises the library proper
and the Gallery which is situated in what was once a Presbyterian Church.
This Church was built in 1856 at a cost of £600. The library proper
stands on a site once occupied by an old Church of Ireland Hall built
in 1890. This branch has a membership of over 5,500 readers. As well
as an extensive range of books for adults and children and a comprehensive
collection of CDs and DVDs, there is a wide selection of magazines and
newspapers available to the public on a daily basis. De Valera Public
Library provides story-time for children on a regular basis and hosts
bookclubs for both adults and children.
De Valera Public Library has a stock of over 32,400
books for adults, and 16,400 books for children. Music
(on CD) and film (on DVD) collections are also available for borrowing,
and there are thirteen free public access internet PCs.
Free WiFi now available.
Log on using your library card, or approach the desk for a
|Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
||10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
|Tuesday and Friday
||10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
||10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
On Thursdays at 11am
With an activity storytime on the last Thursday of every month.
Please contact the branch for the theme of the activity sessions.
Children aged between 3 and 6 years old are welcome to come along.
Adult Book Club
Three different Book Club groups that meet monthly.
New members are always welcome.
Improve your Internet and Email skills
Fridays at 11am: Library staff will provide an introduction to
Internet and email skills every Friday. Come along and find out
how to set up an email account and browse the Internet. Free of
charge and all are welcome.
Painting of De Valera Public Library by Tomás O'Maoldomhnaigh,
Clare County Library Collection
© 2010 Ordnance Survey Ireland