‘Carnegie’ library building featured on stamp issue

CLONDALKIN features in a new edition of An Post stamps honouring the Carnegie Libraries in Ireland.

An Post unveiled their Carnegie stamps at Pearse Street Library on Wednesday morning, designed by artist Dorothy Smith.

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Clondalkin Library, one of the Carnegie Libraries

Clondalkin Library was picked alongside Kilkenny, Enniskerry and Athea, to celebrate “Carnegie’s rich dividend and Ireland’s library service.”

An Post say it was a tough decision to pick “just four” from the original list of 80 Carnegie buildings across the country, “with over 60” still in operation.

Clondalkin Library, the Carnegie building built in 1911, and designed by T J Byrne, is located on Monastery Road.

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) emigrated with his parents from Scotland to America in 1848.

He became exceptionally successful in the steel industry and after selling the business, was a leading philanthropist in the USA, Ireland, and the British Empire, notably in funding libraries, education and scientific research.

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