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A Grade II listed Carnegie library, built on land donated by the Guest Keen Ironworks. Only two libraries of this architectural type are still open in the UK. Dowlais Library opened in 1908. The poet and People's Bard, Harri Webb, was the librarian from 1954 to 1964.

1. A guided walk around Dowlais, lead by local historian Huw Williams, looking in particular at the areas settled by Spanish immigrants in the early 1900s.                                                                                              2. An exhibition of material relating to the Spanish people who came to Dowlais.                                                                   

3. Showing of film compiled from reminiscences of the descendents of the Spanish in Dowlais.

Booking required - Guided walk - 20 spaces. Film Showing - 50 spaces.   Both events are free. Please contact Dowlais Library on 01685 725258 to book a space, or email

Dowlais Library, Church Street, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 3HS

Stagecoach No. 35 runs every 12 minutes from Merthyr Bus Station to Dowlais Con Club / Before Dowlais Library stop. Library is then 2 minutes walk away.  Free car parking at Dowlais Library