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Address: Harmony Row, off Abbey St. | off Abbey St, Ennis, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 684 6353
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 - 17:30
Tue 10:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 17:30
Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
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De Valera Public Library has a stock of over 32,400 books for adults, and...

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 guest pass

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Terrific public resource

The public library in Ennis is opposite Colaiste Muire girls secondary school near club bridge. There is very limited pay parking by the school. The building is long and low... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
MarOReilly
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Ennis, Ireland
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Ennis, Ireland
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to engage the reader in this library based in former Presbyterian Church. Good children's section. Friendly staff. Good atmosphere. Worth popping in. Lots of historical books.

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1 Thank Thomas L
Ennis, Ireland
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207 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The public library in Ennis is opposite Colaiste Muire girls secondary school near club bridge. There is very limited pay parking by the school. The building is long and low housing a kids section with sunken seating where storytelling becomes magical, a central book repository and a computer section for Internet access or reading. There is a museum of de... More 

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Thank MarOReilly
Ennis, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I am again so disgusted for coming in today. This is my second time. My first time I went the library is very noisy. Not conducive for studying. It is like a market people are coming with loud voices and loud laughters especially from the reception area. That was a year ago. I chanced it today hoping to be a... More 

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Thank marichualmazan
Ennis, Ireland
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

The help and care one receives at the de Valera Library is heart warming. A super place to relax, read and research history and families. Cannot pin point one individual as everyone is so helpful always.

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Thank Sinead123456789
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Except for the information age nonsense in 95 and at long last getting WiFi a few years ago I can't think of a single change to this place in the 30 years since my dad first took me aged 5. Grim and depressing. Surely they could have done something during the good years when there was a bit of cash... More 

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Thank Mikey G
KILDARE, IRELAND
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This library no longer has a museum. The only item at the library is De Valera's old car. The exhibition has been discontinued since 1999.

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Thank MLOCO
Cork, Ireland
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

The Library is absolutely terrible in all senses. The atmosphere is dirty, dumb and dark. Very little space to sit down. The reading area is always occupied by loud teenagers after school hours. Impossible to read or to study. The bathroom is a disgrace all together.

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Thank Jane A
Ennis, Ireland
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

This library could do with a makeover! It's cosy enough but that bit small. The shelving for books is a bit frustrating when trying to locate a book. Staff are very helpfull.

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1 Thank 673pat
Berlin, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

The de Valera library is a small town library with public restrooms and a reasonable selection of fiction and non-fiction books. There is a small collection of DVDs for loan. Attached to and to the right of the library is a glassed-in garage housing a limousine which once belonged to Eamon de Valera, a very significant national historical figure. The... More 

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1 Thank Keith T
Ennis, Ireland
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

The atmosphere is calm and relaxed with very helpful staff comfortable surroundings and a nice quaint museum in the back. Books for all readers and free internet access with lots of computers.

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