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Official Opening of Douglas Library, 30 April 2010

Lord Mayor Dara Murphy and Lady Mayoress with Director of Services Valerie O'Sullivan,
Chérie O'Sullivan of Douglas Library, and City Librarian Liam Ronayne.

Fun at the official opening

Some guests at the library

Cutting the ribbon

Facepainting at the opening

Culture Night 2010

 Culture Night 2010
 Claudio & Fabio from the Italian Language School, Penrose Wharf, who entertained 200 guests with their culinary skills during Culture Night 2010 in Douglas Library on 24 September 2010 


Book on the Wall Project

Book on the Wall

Author Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick visited Douglas Library on Tuesday, 1 February. For more photos, visit

11 June 2011: Visitors from Åland Islands, Finland

Aland Islanders 
City Librarian Liam Ronayne with Åland Literature Association members in Douglas Library during their cultural tour of Ireland

The Bible and Science by Professor William Reville of U.C.C.

Professor Reville with members of the organizing committee of Douglas Churches Together.
A week long celebration of talks and exhibition of bibles was held in Douglas Library during the last week of November.

Student Art Exhibition

This is an exhibition Art Work by students of St. Francis College, Rochestown. The Exhibition is an eclectic mix of styles and forms and is on display in the Library's On The Wall Exhibition area for the month of January.

Rochestown College
The exhibition is curated by Transition Year Students Gavin Fitzgerald, Jack Digman, Conor Murphy and David Walsh.

Picture Gallery Archive

Members of the Douglas Junior Bookworm Club

Douglas Reading Circle Members.

 Boys from St Columbas School displaying their work from a print workshop.

Deirdre Mullins, tutor (Centre) with some of her pupils at the launch of the Douglas Adult Education Watercolour Group Exhibition.

Douglas Adult Education Watercolour Group at the lauch of their exhibition.

Members of Douglas ICA Choir performing during Bealtaine.

Niamh Ní Chuanacháin admiring some of the paintings at the Douglas Adult Education Watercolour Group Exhibition. 

Some members of the Douglas ICA Ballad Group following their performance during Bealtaine.

Helen (Left) with her flower arrangement.

Members of the Active Pulse Drama Group following their drama performance during Bealtaine.

Author Mary O'Sullivan (Standing) with members of the Douglas Reading Circle on a visit to Douglas Library as part of the Year of the Constant Reader.

Author Mary O'Sullivan (2nd right) on a visit to Douglas Library as part of the Year of the Constant Reader

Ciara Morrissey with her clay piece.

Angela,Clíodhna,Róisín and Aisling at the Creative Writing Workshop.

Children enjoying Seán Ó Laoghaire's puppet show.

Douglas hosts Getting Started with Computers

Computer Certificates Awarded

Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. John Buttimer visited Douglas Library in May. During his visit he presented certificates to a Getting Started Computer Class who had just completed their beginners course. Classes are held in the Library regularly and are given by volunteer tutors from Age Action Ireland. The class are pictured with the Lord Mayor , their tutors and Julie Oates, Regional Co-Ordinator of Age Action Getting Started

Tá an Ciorcal Cómhra ar saoire

Ciorcal Comhrá

Members of the Ciorcal Comhrá at their last meeting before the summer break. The conversational Irish group will be back in September. Open to all the Ciorcal is a great way to have a chat in Irish and great fun. Try it out you will be very welcome!

Summer Camp In the Library

Childrens Summer Camp

It was an enthusiastic bunch who took part in a Summer Camp with Judy Chalmers in early July, in one of a series of workshops held over the summer months in Cork City Libraries. They had a great time with fun drama and story telling and a host of other activities. The camp was facilitated by Judy Chalmers

Bright Beginnings In Douglas

Bright Beginnings

Bright Beginnings Montessori School Students put their Art on display in Douglas Library for the month of July adding their own unique splash of colour to the day!

The panels make you smile just to see the vibrancy of them. Come along and have a look next time you are in the Library. On view until the end of July 2013

Bright Beginnings Panel 2