Cabinteely History – Cabinteely Library

Cabinteely Library built in 1912 with help from the Carnegie Trust. In 1928 it had 206 registered borrowers & 350 books.

Cabinteely library burned down in November 1987 following an arson attack which started the blaze in the central desk. The local history collection was held in the library and everything here was destroyed.

While the fire gutted the building and left it roofless, many of the books survived the fire only to be irreparably damaged by smoke and water including the history section at the far end of the building from the outbreak. At the time of the fire Dublin County Council announced that they were ‘examining their position with a view to rebuilding the library’

Source: Rathmichael Historical SocietyAndrew Carnegie

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