Fianna Fáil Cllr Gail Dunne and local TD Pat Casey have welcomed the announcement of the purchase of the former Ulster Bank Building on upper Main St, Wicklow as the location of the new library for Wicklow Town.
Cllr Dunne “I have been working on the project for many years even before I became a Councillor and I am delighted that we now a fantastic premises on the main street which will be of huge benefit to all in Wicklow Town.
“The old library located on the site of Wicklow Courthouse was totally unsuitable to the needs of Wicklow Town. Our County town has grown over many years and will continue to grow so a much larger space and facilities are needed for a proper library service.”
“This new state of the art building will be ideal for our library with plenty of space and room for ICT facilities which are an essential requirement now for modern.”
Deputy Casey remarked that “I want to congratulate Wicklow County Council staff on this great news for Wicklow Town. For years we have been trying to get a more suitable venue for a library and this iconic building and location is ideal. I look forward to seeing it open to readers and users alike and this is an excellent example of main street renewal and I am delighted that the Council is to the forefront of this.”