Public Library

Public Library


Market Square,
Dunmanway North,

Tel: 023 88 55411

Opening Times

Tuesday – Saturday
9.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday & Monday
Closed Bank Holiday Weekends


Dunmanway Library offers a wide range of books for adults, children and teenagers, including audio books on both CD and cassette and Large print books. A selection of general reference books is also held.

The following newspapers are available for reading in the library: The Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Independent and the Southern Star.

A selection of magazines are available e.g. Woman’s Way, Hello, The Opinion.

Internet Access:

Internet Access is available on 2 PCs. Advance booking for this service is advisable. Wi-Fi is also available – you can use your own Internet enabled device in the library. To avail of library Internet access a valid library card is required.

Valuable Internet resources available include Irish Newspaper Archive, Britannica Online, JSTOR, Oxford Art Online and Oxford Music Online, Historic Graves, E-magazines, E-Books and E-Audio books and free access to online courses.

Selected Cork County Council information and publications are available to view in the library and online, including the Dunmanway Integrated Development Strategy.


Knit and Natter, a weekly knitting and crochet group, meet every Friday morning from 10am to 12 noon during term time. New members are always welcome. Contact the library for details.

Dunmanway Library regularly hosts displays and exhibitions for a variety of different groups including schools, artists and community groups. The library’s large shop-front style windows make a great focal point for all exhibits and have a very prominent position on the town’s main square. Enquiries about displays and exhibitions can be made to the library staff.

Regular festivals are held throughout the year in conjunction with the County Arts office:

Feile Bride in February

Library Ireland Week and Seachtain na Gaeilge in March

Summer Arts in July and August

Children’s book Festival in October.

Please contact the library for details of any upcoming events and activities.