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Ireland Issued Stamps on Carnegie Library

Clondalkin Library was picked alongside Kilkenny, Enniskerry and Athea, to celebrate “Carnegie’s rich dividend and Ireland’s library service.”Clondalkin Library, the Carnegie building built in 1911, and designed by T J Byrne, is located on Monastery Road. Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) emigrated with his parents from Scotland to America in 1848.He became exceptionally successful in the steel industry and after selling the business, was a leading philanthropist in the USA, Ireland, and the British Empire, notably in funding libraries, education and scientific research.

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