Dunmanway Library

Dunmanway Library

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 9.30am - 5.30pm.

Closed Mondays.

Closed Saturday of Bank Holiday weekends.

Please check in with your local library for updated opening hours and services available.  

Dunmanway Library offers a wide range of books for adults, children, and teenagers including audiobooks 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, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, and The Southern Star.

A selection of magazines is available e.g. Woman's Way, Hello, The Opinion.

Internet Access 

Internet access is available on public computers. 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 10 am 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. Inquiries 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.

Directions to the Library

Dunmanway Library is located in the town's main square- Market Square. It is on the left-hand side of the square if you are approaching from the Cork City/Bandon direction. The library is located between Crowley's Pharmacy and The Shamrock Bar. There is free car parking available all around the Main Square area, including wheelchair-accessible spaces, but there is a 2 hr limit.