Events in Louth County Libraries

 Summer Stars 2018: The popular kids reading programme is back for 2018. Starter packs are available in all Louth Library branches throughout the Summer.

Wee County Big Book Club 2018 - This year's book is Michael Harding's "On Tuesdays I'm A Buddhist" and all Louth Book Clubs are invited to read the book and attend a series of events throughout the county culminating in a theatre performance and meet & greet with Michael Harding in An Táin on September 29th.

Dundalk Library. Tel: 042-9353190

August Events

Library eServices Demonstration: Showcasing how to access & use the range of online services available from Louth County Libraries. Takes place Wednesday August 15th at 10.00am.

Discover Your Library Workshop: Library workshop for children aged 8-12 which aims to encourage children to utilise the broad range of services available in their library through fun activities. Takes place Wednesday August 15th at 2.30pm

Heritage Week: Display of local maps takes place from Tuesday August 21st until Saturday August 25th.

Children's Storytime: Fun stories for children aged 3-7. Takes place Wednesday August 22nd at 11.30am.

Art Exhibition: Local artist Sean Hamill will showcase his paintings which explore the benefits of art for our mental health. On display from Friday August 31st until Saturday September 8th.

September Events

Introduction to Dementia: A Healthy Ireland information session with Maeve Montgomery which takes place Tuesday September 4th at 2pm.

CV and LinkedIn Preparation: A Work Matters workshop taking place on Wednesday September 12th at 11.00am presented by Elaine Russell from Women Returners.

Summer Stars Awards Ceremony: The children participating in this year's Summer Stars Reading Programme are invited to attend an award ceremony to celebrate their achievement. Takes place Saturday September 15th at 11.30am.

SS Dundalk: A talk on the SS Dundalk taking place on Thursday September 20th at 6.30pm

Tall Tales & Musical Stories from the Irish Countryside: Celebrate Culture Night 2018 with Len Graham on Friday September 21st at 6.30pm. 

Ongoing Events at Dundalk Branch Library

Irish Language Group: Intermediate level - Every Tuesday at 4pm.

Georgie Porgie Tots Corner, Parent & Toddler Group: Every Thursday @ 10am.

Adult Book Clubs – Rediscover the joy of reading and discuss your views with others. Please ask at desk for details

Baby Book Club - Explore the benefits of reading to your baby from an early age. Takes place on the second Friday of every month at 11.00am

WiFi Access is available to current Library members. Renew your Library membership today and avail of free WiFi in Dundalk, Drogheda and Ardee Libraries as well as several hot spots in Dundalk Town Centre. Ask at issue desk for registration details and PIN no.

Computer Classes for groups. If you are interested in updating your computer skills please phone Dundalk Library on 042-9353190 for further details. Free classes run throughout the year.

Please contact Dundalk Library for details of the above events.

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Drogheda Library. Tel: 041-9876162

August Events

Summer Storytime for Children - Friday 10th August at 11.30am. Join us for lots of great stories, songs and colouring fun.

Fleadh Cheoil Photo Exhibition  - Local photographers celebrate Heritage Week with images from past Fleadhs. This exhibition will run throughout the month of August.

Celebrating Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann Ceol sa Leabharlann - Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th & Friday 17th August from 2pm-3pm. Join us for some wonderful traditional music in the library.  Admission FREE.

Summer Storytime for Children - Thursday 23rd August at 11.30am. Join us for lots of great stories, songs and colouring fun.

True Stories from Our Past - Friday 24th August 11.30am-12.30pm. As part of Heritage Week local author Nicola Cassidy takes a look at news stories from Drogheda and surrounds from early 19th century to modern day as inspiration for contemporary and historical fiction creative writing. Booking essential for this event.

September Events

LMETB Adult Education Guidance Service Information Morning -Wednesday 05th September 10am-12noon. Come along and find out about education, training and upskilling opportunities if you are seeking work or thinking of a career change. A Work Matters at the Library event.

Introduction to Dementia - Thursday 06th September at 6pm. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library information session with Maeve Montgomery.

Summer Stars Award Ceremony - Saturday 15th September at 11.30am. An invitation to all children participating in this year's Summer Stars Reading Programme to come along and celebrate their achievement.

Nutrition Talk - Thursday 27th September at 6pm. An overview on how we can support good health and well-being through nutrition and lifestyle factors with particular emphasis on heart and bone health. With practical advice on topics such as food labels and how to read them and healthy eating for one, this talk is for anyone looking for jargon-free  hints and tips for implementing diet and or/ lifestyle changes. A Healthy Ireland at Your Library event.

Ongoing Events:

Parent & Toddler Group: Every Wednesday @ 10.30am

Baby Book Club: Explore the benefits of reading to your baby from an early age. Next meeting Wednesday 22nd August at 10.30am.

Adult bookclub: Last Thursday of every month @ 2.30pm 

'All Write' - Adult Creative Writing Group: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month (2.30pm-4.00pm). 


Ardee Library. Tel: 041-6853023


July Events

July-August Family Fun Fridays Toys, music and books for all the family! From 10.30-12.00, all welcome!

August Events

Heritage Week, August 18th-25th  Sharing Stories: An exhibition of old photographs of Ardee from days gone by.

Ongoing Events:

Louth Volunteers drop in, every 2nd Thursday from 10.00-13.00

Adult Bookclub: Monthly meeting.

Parent & Toddler Time: Friday mornings from 10.30 Baby Book Club 1st Friday of the month at 10.30. All welcome!

Beginner Computer Classes: Please contact the branch for details.

Active Retirement Chair Yoga Wednesdays from 11.00

Tapestry Group Wednesdays from 2.00

Carlingford Library. Tel: 042-9383020

August 14th at 3PM meet Audrey & her dog Lucy from Dogs Trust for this fun event on responsible dog ownership. All welcome!

Heritage Week August 18th-25th Sharing Stories: Carlingford Schools in the 1930s

Dunleer Library. Tel: 041- 6859016

August Events

Heritage Week August 18th-25th Sharing Stories: Dunleer Schools in the 1930s


Please see link below to the Newstalk Radio Documentary 'Shelf-Life',a day in the life of Louth Co. Libraries