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County Library, Tallaght


County Library, 
Library Square,
Dublin D24 A3EX

Tel: +353 1 462 0073+353 1 462 0073 

Acting Senior Executive Librarian: Ann Dunne

Senior Librarians: Margaret Bentley, Henry Morrin

Library email: talib@sdublincoco.ie

Events and Activities.

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Date Title
13/10/2015 - 10:30am
Over 55s Drama Group (Part of: )
Our Over 55s Drama Group will start meeting again after the summer break on Tuesday 6th October. The group will meet every Tuesday, starting at 10.30 am. Booking essential. Book in person or telephone 01 4620073. New members always welcome. 
13/10/2015 - 11:00am
Red Line Book Festival: From Page to Stage (Part of: Red Line Book Festival)
Producer and performer Andrea Scott and writer Gill McCaw adapted Hanna Greally's disturbing 1970s autobiography "Bird's Nest Soup" into "Lunatic: There I Go", a script for a theatre presentation. Andrea and Gill will read extracts from this script and discuss the adaptation process, bringing  you on their journey from novel to stage. Tuesday 13th October at 11 am. Book in person or telephone 01 4620073.
13/10/2015 - 1:00pm
Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. starting on 15th September. Booked out. 
13/10/2015 - 3:30pm
Every Tuesday at 3:30 pm in the Junior Library.   All welcome
13/10/2015 - 4:00pm
Junior Chess Club (Part of: )
The Junior Chess Club meets for the first time after the summer break on Tuesday 15th September at 4 p.m. It will continue on Tuesdays at the same time. Suitable for ages 8+ but you must know the basic rules of chess.  All welcome. 
13/10/2015 - 6:30pm
Tuesdays from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. starting 8th September for 10 weeks.  Class is fully booked. 
13/10/2015 - 7:00pm
a talk by Cormac Lowth. Tuesday October 13th at 7 pm. All welcome.
14/10/2015 - 9:45am
Toddler Time (Part of: )
Toddler Time at Tallaght Library starts again on Wednesday 9th September and will continue every Wednesday until next summer. Toys and games will be available all morning until 11 am. Songs and rhymes at 10.30 am. All welcome. 
14/10/2015 - 11:00am
Our popular Healthy Food Made Easy course is starting again on Wednesday 9th September. It takes place at 11 am on each Wednesday morning for 6 weeks. Each class last 90 minutes. Booked out. 
14/10/2015 - 5:00pm
English for Beginners (Part of: )
Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for 12 weeks.  Starting 16th September.  Booking from 24th August. Book in person, telephone 01 4620073 or email: talib@sdublincoco.ie.
14/10/2015 - 6:00pm
Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting 16th September for 12 weeks. Booking essential. Booking from 24th August. Book in person, telephone 01 4620073 or email: talib@sdublincoco.ie.
14/10/2015 - 6:30pm
Group meets every Wednesday at 6.30 p.m.. Bring along whatever project you are working on: sewing, knitting, quilting, papercraft etc. or just drop in to swap skills and ideas over tea/coffee. No booking necessary.
14/10/2015 - 6:30pm
6 week course starting Wednesday 23rd September at 6.30. Booking essential. Book in person or telephone 01 4620073. 
14/10/2015 - 6:30pm
with Stephen Tonge. Wedensday 14th October at 6.30 pm. Suitable for 5th and 6th year students. Booking essential. Book in person or telephone 01 4620073.
15/10/2015 - 10:00am
IE Network (Part of: )
Every Thursday morning in The County Library Tallaght, The IE Network will be holding seminars/talks on all aspects of job-seeking and self-employment. Topics may include self-improvement, motivation, setting up your own business, accounts, business planning etc. We can guarantee that there will be a topic or talk that will have you thinking and you will enjoy it. These events start at 10:00 and finish at 12:30. There is also a great opportunity for networking. This is an opportunity to meet likeminded people who will inspire you and get you in the motivated to believe that you can do it. The IE Network events on Thursdays are open to the public so spread the word.
15/10/2015 - 5:00pm
Junior Theatre Club (Part of: )
Our new Junior Theatre Club will be meeting for 6 weeks on each Thursday starting 24th September from 5 pm to 6 pm. Suitable for ages 9+. Booking essential. Book in person or telephone 01 4620073.
15/10/2015 - 7:00pm
Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting 10th September for 10 weeks. Booked out. 
17/10/2015 - 11:00am
This experiential poetry workshop inspired by the local environment will be hosted by poet and writer Grace Wells. Participants will visit the current exhibition at Rua Red Arts Centre and visit a number of local venues and stimulants, using the real world as a prompt for new writing. Saturday 17th October from 11 am to 1 pm. Booking essential. Book in person or telephone 01 4620073.

Opening Hours

Closed Saturdays and Mondays of Bank Holiday Weekends

  • Mon: 9.45 - 8.00  
  • Tues: 9.45 - 8.00  
  • Wed: 9.45 - 8.00  
  • Thurs: 9.45 - 8.00
  • Fri: 9.45 - 4.30  
  • Sat: 9.45 - 4.30  


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About the County Library

The County Library, Tallaght, which reopened in April 2008 following a major refurbishment programme, is in the heart of the cultural quarter of the Tallaght Town Centre, which includes the Civic Theatre, the Big Picture and Rua Red Art Centre. The Library is located adjacent to the Square Shopping Centre and at the terminus of the Luas Red Line. 

In keeping with our service commitment to promote accessibility for all citizens, access to the building is facilitated by automatic doors and movement within the building is facilitated by a lift and a ramp.  The library provides a wide range of stock in a variety of formats including large print books, talking books on CD and online access to our download zone. The library counters and the conference room have a loop hearing system and a number of computers are provided with assistive technologies. Both counters have low-level sections. An accessible toilet is available. Some tactile signage is provided on both the ground floor and on the upper floor. The library operates a Home Delivery Service for people who are unable to visit the library. Please select the following link for more information on Access Features of the County Library (pdf, 13Kb). Details of access features of all South Dublin Libraries including a video are available on our Access page. A detailed access guide to the County Library is also available from www.accessdublin.ie.

The County Library is a light filled, spacious and customer-orientated building which provides a large and up-to-date book stock, free state of the art computer faculties, self service terminals, printing and photocopying systems, a digital training and a conference suite, a teen zone, a children’s library and a local studies area, a download zone where customers can download audio books directly to their  mp3 player or iPod from our award winning on-line service and assistive technologies for people who have visual or reading difficulties. The County Library delivers open and welcoming access to leisure, information and educational opportunities

The multi award winning County Library is now included in a European database for inspirational libraries.

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Map and Directions

The library can be reached by bus or by the LUAS. 

  • The LUAS red line terminus (Direction: Tallaght) is located on Blessington Road between the Square Shopping Centre and the rear of the County Library. For routes, timetables and fares information see luas.ie
  • Any bus routes that go to Tallaght Hospital or to the Square Shopping Centre including 49, 54a, 65b, 75, 76a, 76b, 77a, and 210.  For details of routes, timetables and fares, see the Dublin Bus website.
  • For specific location, please use this link
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