Roscommon County Council’s application for the development of a new community library in Boyle has received funding of €4,335,851.
The new library will be located to the rear of the former Royal Hotel, will face out onto the river walk and will form a prominent part of the suite of public realm enhancements in the centre of the town.
It will be accessible, flexible, and suitable for the provision of innovative library services into the future. It will provide a modern cultural and community space in the heart of the King House Cultural Quarter. Alongside traditional library services, the facilities offered in the new multi-functional library with include meeting, workshop and event spaces, technology and research spaces and indoor and outdoor sensory spaces. The new library will be a place for people to gather, to learn, to relax, to enjoy and to create.
Minister Feighan stated,
“I am thrilled to another regeneration project for my hometown of Boyle which sees another significant investment of €5,444,814 in the town centre with the provision of a much-needed modern library facility for the town, I am delighted that Minister Humphreys has taken on board my representations regarding the need to regenerate the town centre of Boyle which is needed.
“My hope is that the King House Cultural Quarter with an investment of well over €11m to date will attract people into the town centre to visit, I am confident in time this will encourage private investment to compliment the large among of public funding” concluded Minister Feighan.