We are pleased to report that we submitted our proposal to Fingal County Council for Lusk Library last month and met with them following this. We have the endorsement of Minister for Community Development, Joe O’Brien, and Senator Regina Doherty. We are very lucky to have Cllr Robert O’Donoghue on our committee, and he has been of utmost importance in bringing our agenda to Fingal County Council and ensuring good communication links.
A library in our community will have far reaching benefits. It is no longer simply a place to borrow books, but a holistic focal point in which to support and empower us, benefitting the whole community, schools, businesses, the older population and the youth. The library offers courses in literacy, numeracy and communication; support for those seeking employment, programmes on health education, support and collaboration with schools, business development education for self-employed and entrepreneurs and work and study spaces. The list goes on.As a community with a rich history and with such a unique national monument, the library would play a part in keeping this heritage and our cultural identity alive. Our Lusk Heritage Group have, throughout the years, and with very little funding, passed along the history of Lusk. The library would support them, promoting the celebration of our history.
Our schools have all contributed to our proposal with their endorsements. The benefits to them would be many, making a wonderful amenity finally accessible to our children, and enriching their education and experience. Lusk has seen incredible population growth in the last number of years, with supporting infrastructure and amenity struggling to keep pace. We hope that the provision of a local library in Lusk will contribute to meeting our community’s needs Many thanks to Cllr Robert O’Donoghue, all our local schools, Lusk Heritage Group, Levins Associates for their services, to Minister Joe O’Brien, Senator Regina Doherty, Cllrs Brian Dennehy, Paul Mulville and Cathal Boland for all their input. Thanks also to Lusk Community Network for their support.