Minister Coveney opens Hollyhill Library in Knocknaheeny, Cork.
Simon Coveney, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, today (19/09/2016) officially opened the new state-of-the-art library at Hollyhill in Knocknaheeny, Cork.
The Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government invested €1.5 million in the project as part of the Government’s continuing commitment to improving library facilities around the country. Acknowledging the importance of local government and central government working together to deliver local services, the Minister noted the commitment of Cork City Council saying that “Without Cork City Council’s commitment to the project and its investment of some €2.5 million, we wouldn’t be here today opening this wonderful community facility.”
Designed by Cork City Council architects, the new purpose built library was placed second in the RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2016 – Public Choice Award. It will serve some 6,600 households in the northwestern suburbs of Cork City, specifically the Hollyhill/Knocknaheeny area, Gurranebraher/Churchfield, Sunday’s Well, Clogheen and the north western environs of the city.
The Minister commented “Our public libraries create great opportunities for the communities they serve. This wonderful facility realises the potential and promise of a modern, evolving library service.”