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Library News

Library news is now mainly disseminated via our social media services:

The Library Blog and Twitter and Facebook

See also
Library Events and
What's New on the website and New Books and New Images online


See below for archived library news from the past:

Clare County Library News-Cuttings
Foto, Clare County Library Images Online, wins Excellence in Local Government Award in Arts and Culture category
Clare County Council wins Association of Irish Festival Events award as most supportive Local Authority in Ireland for its involvement in the Ennis Book Club Festival. allows you to search across the Irish public libraries’ online catalogues to locate and request an item which is not held in your own library service. is an initiative of the Irish public libraries, supported by An Chomhairle Leabharlanna and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and funded by the Information Society Fund.
Lifesteps Project launched: The Lifesteps project was launched by Mr. Dick Roche TD, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, on the 3rd of October 2005 in the Custom House in Dublin. Lifesteps is an initiative of Irish public libraries and is funded by the Information Society Fund, through the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. The Lifesteps project consists of 17 guides, which explain how to achieve various life steps using the Internet. These guides are also available on the project website

Draft national strategy for libraries open to public consultation 2nd Sept 2013 to the 11th of October 2013

Tony Killeen T.D, Minister for Labour Affairs, launches the 1901 Census of Clare Online 16th March 2005
Dick Roche T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, launches new Library Projects in Clare 4th February 2005

Clare County Library changing to a new Library Management System in the month of February 2008
Clare Tithe Applotment Books Project February 2004
Music Collection at de Valera Public Library, Ennis - February 2003
'Irish Life and Lore' at the Local Studies Centre, Ennis
Clare County Library - Cultural Development Policy
The Activate Project
The Library Comes Home - Information Age Town Project
Library Sites
Clare Local Studies Project
History of the Library Service

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