Events in Louth County Libraries

Dundalk Library. Tel: 042-9353190

February Events

Social Media Training Course for Local Traders: Tues. Feb 7th from 9.30am - 10.30am. This is a five week course funded by the Europe Direct Centre to help local traders make the most of social media to enhance their business. The course is free but booking is essential.

Children's Arts & Crafts with Amy: Sat. Feb 25th at 3.00pm. Suitable for ages 8 and under. This workshop is free but booking is essential.

March Events

XHale Introduction to Mindfulness Course: 6 week course starting Thurs. Mar 2nd at 6.00pm. There will be 6 1.5hr sessions every Thursday evening throughout which participants will learn about the many benefits of mindfulness meditation and its links to personal development and stress management. This course is in conjunction with Europe Direct.

Seachtain na Gaeilge: Beidh Leabharlanna Chontae Lú ag ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge le ceolchoirm ar an 7ú Márta ar a 7 a.c. i Leabharlann Dhún Dealgan.
Beidh ceoltóírí, rinceoirí agus amhránaithe ann.
Louth County Libraries are celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge with a concert in Dundalk Library on Tuesday, March 7th at 7pm.
It will feature local musicians, dancers and singers.

"Finding Rita" Bilingual Workshop: Learn how to illustrate a character for picture book illustration with Irish author & illustrator Andrew Whitson. Sat. March 11th at 2.30pm. Suitable for Ages 8+. Workshop is free but booking is essential.

The Treaty of Rome: A talk by acclaimed EU speaker Ingo Espenschied in the County Museum Thurs. March 23rd at 9.30am and 11.30am. These talks are sponsored by Europe Direct.

May Events

Self and Work - Life Balance: A lecture by Dr Tony Humphreys about how work can impact us as individuals, our self-worth, stress levels and the profound effect it can have on our physical, emotional, social & spiritual welfare. This lecture takes place Thursday May 11th from 6pm to 7.30pm, and is in conjunction with Europe Direct.

Ongoing Events at Dundalk Branch Library

Irish Language Group: Resuming January 10th 2017. Intermediate level - Every Tuesday at 4pm.

English for Employment and Self Employment for non English Speakers: 10 week course starting Tues. Jan 17th at 6pm. 

German Conversation Group: 10 week course every Friday at 3.30pm, suitable for all levels. Everyone is welcome. Please leave your name at the issue desk.

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

Europe Direct Centre – Dundalk Library is a Europe Direct Centre and provides information on issues related to the European Union including EU Publications and general queries about the role of the EU. Free phone access to Europe Direct contact centre and web access to the EU websites is provided go to

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

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. Next 6 week course begins Friday, September 9th, 2016

Please contact Dundalk Library for details of the above events.

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Drogheda Library. Tel: 041-9876162

March Events

St. Patrick's Day Art & Crafts Workshop: Saturday March 04th 10.30am-12noon. For children aged 6-12 years. Places limited, booking essential.

Art & Literature Workshop: for children aged 8-12 years Saturday March 11th at 11.00am. Author and illustrator Andrew Whitson & author Maire Zepf will present the workshop. Children will learn how to illustrate a character for a picture book illustration.  They will also have the opportunity to draw this character and learn how to bring it to full colour using various techniques taught by the artist.  Places limited, booking essential.

Ongoing Events:

Adult Creative Writer's Group: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month @ 2.30pm. (next meeting 21st February)

Parent & Toddler Group: Every Wednesday @ 10.30am.

Adult bookclub: Last Thursday of every month @ 2.30pm (next meeting 23rd February)


Ardee Library. Tel: 041-6853023

Ongoing Events:

Junior Film Club: Every Saturday morning, 10.45am-12.30pm

Junior/Young adult Bookclub: Monthly on Wednesdays, 4pm-4.45pm Register your interest at issue desk.

Parent & Toddler Time: Every Friday @ 11am

Knitting Group: Tuesday @ 11am

Beginner Computer Classes: Wednesday @ 11am.




Click on link to see Dundalk Bookclub featured on IrelandAM on TV3 on Jan. 28th reviewing the Bord Gais Energy book of the month, 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt.


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