De Valera Public Library

De Valera Public Library

The DeValera Public Library and Gallery was opened in 1975. The building comprises the library proper and an exhibition Gallery which is situated in what was once a Presbyterian Church built in 1856. The library stands on a site once occupied by an old Church of Ireland Hall dating from 1890.

This busy branch has an active annual membership of over 6,000. As well as an extensive range of books for adults and children, the library has a comprehensive reference section and a diverse selection of magazines and newspapers. A wide range of music CDs and movie DVDs is also stocked and the library is a popular venue for public talks and lectures. Exhibition space and notice boards are also available in the library for the display of information on local services and activities of an educational, cultural or entertainment nature.

On-going events at De Valera library include story-time and activities for children, book clubs for adults and children, the annual Children’s Book Festival, and summer projects for children.

De Valera Public library is wheelchair-accessible and also has a selection of visibility and disability aids for customers.

Opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm

Tuesday and Friday: 10.00 am to 8.00 pm

Saturday: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm



40.0 km from the Cliffs of Moher
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De Valera Public Library
Harmony Row
Co. Clare
V95 TY39

One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.

With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit.

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