€120k upgrade to Johnston Central Library

Funding allocated by the Department of Rural and Community Development will be used to construct a new entrance at the facility on Farnham Street.

A major €120,000 upgrade of Johnston Central Library has been announced

A sum of €100,000 has been allocated from the Department of Rural and Community Development which will be used to construct a new entrance at the facility on Farnham Street.

Cavan County Council will provide a further €20,000 – bringing the total investment to €120,000.

The proposed development has been welcomed by Minister Heather Humphreys, who said the funding will strengthen the position of Johnston Central Library as a community hub.

“Investing in our libraries is extremely important, particularly in light of Covid-19.

“This library is an ideal location for people to relax, work and study.

“By investing this money, we allowing the library to important works including the construction of a new entrance.

Encouraging everyone to use important facilities such as Johnston Library, she further commended and praised the staff there who she said ensure it is well-kept and available to the local community.

“These works will strengthen the library’s position as a community hub and ensure that it is a modern, well-equipped and comfortable facility that will leave a positive legacy for years to come.” In total 113 libraries will be upgraded nationally with the latest tranche of funding.

Clones is another set to benefit from the overall funding package worth €4.1m.

In total, €3m is being provided by Minister Humphreys’s department.

Works will commence over the coming weeks and will be completed by end 2020/early 2021.

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