Crane collapses into Kevin Street Library

c. 1968, Kevin Street Library Collection

When the Dublin Institue of Technology was built in 1966, a crane collapsed on the site and came through the ceiling and balcony of our middle, reading room.

December 1st, 1966, Evening Herald

Before that college was there, there was a Technical College the door of the library faced it. I’m told that’s why our entrance isn’t on the street.

The end of the crane which came through the ceiling, through the balcony and hit the ground.
Image: Dublin City, Kevin Street Library Collection.

Hopefully, as the demolition begins next door, history won’t repeat itself!

If you’d like to learn about our former neighbour, DIT, click below:

Aaron McGrath Creative

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