Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries Shortlist Announced

It is with great delight we announce the shortlist for this year’s Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries.


The shortlistees are:

Primary Schools

St Vincent de Paul Primary School, Belfast

O’Callaghan Mills National School, Clare

Ballinspittle National School, Cork

St Pauls Nursery and Primary School, Derry

Balbriggan Educate Together NS, Dublin

Holywell Educate Together NS, Dublin

Dublin 7 Educate Together NS, Dublin 7

St Mary’s Primary School, Dublin 7

Our Lady of Victories Infant School, Dublin 9

Drimnagh Castle Primary School, Dublin 12

Scoil Íosagain Ballybunion, Kerry

Gortnahoe NS,  Tipperary

Scoil Réalt na Mara , Wexford

Scoil Ghormáin Naofa, Wexford

Newtownmountkennedy Primary School, Wicklow


Secondary Schools

St Genevieve’s High School Belfast, Belfast

Carrigtwohill Community College, Cork

St. Joseph’s CBS, Dublin 3

St Raphaelas Secondary School, Dubin 14

Firhouse Educate Together Secondary School, Dublin 24

Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ, Limerick

Ballinrobe Community School, Mayo



We were once again humbled by the sheer quantity of applications received from schools in need across Ireland wishing to participate in this scheme which is now in its second year. We would like to thank all the schools who applied this year for being so forthcoming and considered in their applications.

We especially wish to commend all of this year’s shortlistees on their commitment to creating a culture of reading in their respective schools and so passionately championing the needs of their students. .

CBI in partnership with ICLA and supporting publishers, will make an award of three libraries worth €2,500 each to three schools.

The winning schools will be announced publicly in early 2019.