Lurgan Carnegie Library

Libraries NI - Heritage Placemaking Case Study: Lurgan Carnegie Library

Lurgan Carnegie Library was chosen for this placemaking case study as an example of a library steeped in history with a rich heritage of providing services to communities in Lurgan and the surrounding area. It is a listed Carnegie Library building, unique in that has been in continuous use as a library since it was built and is sited on the aptly named Carnegie Street, ideally located to serve all communities and traditions in Lurgan town.

In this respect, Lurgan Carnegie library continues to be a neutral, safe and trusted space in the town centre where everyone is welcome and where people and communities come together to learn, and consider their shared histories and to discuss and celebrate the cultural heritage of the area including the linen industry, railways and the workhouse.

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