Minister Foley Welcomes €225,000 Funding for New Mobile Library for Kerry

Minister for Education and Kerry T.D, Norma Foley, has welcomed the announcement of €225,000 for a new mobile library for her home county.

Minister for Education and Kerry T.D, Norma Foley, has welcomed the grant of €225,000 for a new mobile library for Kerry.

Kerry already has two mobile libraries which serve North & West Kerry and South & East Kerry respectively. The funding will be used to replace one of the existing mobile libraries which has been in use since the 2000s.

Very Positive News

Minister Foley welcomed the new funding of €225,000 for a new mobile library for Kerry from the Department of Rural and Community Development,.

“It is very positive news that we will have a new mobile library on the roads of Kerry. This service is invaluable in bringing the magic of books to people all across the county.”

There are nine public libraries in Kerry including Ballybunion, Caherciveen, Castleisland,  Dingle/Daingean Uí Chúis, Kenmare, Killarney, Killorglin, Listowel and Tralee.  The mobile library service is used to serve villages and parishes with visits every two weeks.

Fantastic Community Resource

Minister Foley said: “Our library buildings and our mobile libraries are a fantastic resource for our communities. I would encourage everyone to join their local library, which provides books and other resources for free as well as study spaces and meeting rooms.”

The government’s new public library strategy, The Library is the Place which was launched in July 2023, contains a commitment to deliver improved outreach library services such as mobile libraries or digital services.

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