Events in Louth County Libraries

Dundalk Library. Tel: 042-9353190

July Events

Summer Stars Reading Programme: The Summer Stars Reading Programme will continue throughout the summer. It is free to register and starter packs are available in the library.

Be A Superhero: All summer long we will have a Justice League cutout for kids to pose as some of their favourite superheroes.

Name the Dundalk Library Mascot: Ongoing competition to name the new Library Mascot. Entry forms available in the library.

August Events

Arts & Crafts with Amy: Saturday August 19th, this arts & crafts workshop is suited for Ages 4-8.

Kid's Movie Night: Tuesday August 22nd at 6pm

Our National Heritage Workshop: Taking place Wednesday August 23rd at 11am, this workshop is suitable for children aged 6-12 however booking is required. Bookings can be made by contacting Dundalk Library at 042 9353190 or emailing

Heritage Week Workshop for Adults: Taking place Thursday August 24th from 3.45pm-4.30pm, this workshop will demonstrate the wealth of information available from various projects & websites involved in Heritage Week in conjunction with & Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, DCU & the National Folklore Collection, UCD aim to digitize the National Folklore Collection making it available for public access at From this project grew Meitheal Dúchas who are transcribing original handwritten text making it easy to both read & search. The Placenames Database of Ireland contain all official Irish placenames at along with educational resources & placename research. Developing from this is Meitheal Logainm which acts as a means of collecting & preserving minor placenames & the toponymic heritage of Ireland e.g. Irish names of physical features, both natural & man-made. To learn more about these projects, or to find out how you can get involved, register for this fantastic workshop by contacting the issue desk at Dundalk Library at 042 9353190 or emailing

Teddy Bear Sleepover: Winner of the "Name the Mascot" competition to be announced Thursday August 24th at 6pm. This will be followed by a Teddy Bear Sleepover where everybody is invited to take in a fluffy toy from home for a library sleepover.

Teddy Bear Sleepover Slideshow: On Friday August 25th all teddies can be collected from the library after their sleepover with a special presentation at Midday showcasing their overnight adventures.

September Events

Summer Stars Reading Program Closing Ceremony: Saturday September 2nd at 11.30am. A special closing ceremony to mark the end of the Summer Star Reading Program 2017. All children who participated in Summer Stars are invited to come along and receive their prizes.

The EU Investment Plan: What's In It For You?: European Commission Panel Debate on Tuesday September 19th at 6.30pm.

Oíche Chultúir / Culture Night: Seisiún scealaíochta le maith ar a dtugtar Jack Lynch seanchaí agus ceol traidisiúnta / damhsa a leanúint agus sóláistí. Dundalk Library will host an evening with Jack Lynch, Storyteller, followed by traditional Irish music and dance to celebrate Culture Night, Friday September 23rd at 7.00pm.

Ongoing Events at Dundalk Branch Library

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

English Conversation for non English Speakers: The next 10 week course starts Sat. May 6th at 10am *Starting date changed due to library closure for Bank Holiday Saturday Apr. 29th

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

August Events

Heritage Week Nature Art & Crafts Workshop Saturday August 19th 10.30 a.m. - 12 noon. Suitable for children aged 6-12 years. Places limited. Booking essential for this free workshop.

Dogs Trust Dog Safety Workshop: Tuesday August 22nd at 11.30am. Suitable for children aged 7-12 years. This workshop aims to teach children to be responsible dog owners and how to stay safe around dogs. 

Exploring our Natural Heritage Children's Workshop: Wednesday August 23rd 2.00pm-3.30pm. This workshop explores the natural heritage of the local area and its importance, Ireland's biodiversity and what we can do to protect our wildlife.  Suitable for children aged 6-12years.  The workshop is free of charge but places are limited.  Booking is essential for this event.

Wildlife on our Doorsteps Photo Exhibition: From Saturday August 19th to Saturday August 26th, view these magnificent wildlife images which will inspire us to look at nature around us as captured by photographer Eric O'Neill.

National Heritage Week Meitheal Dú Workshop Thursday August 24th 11.45 a.m. -12.45 p.m.Find out how you can contribute to the preservation of Ireland's cultural heritage. This workshop with dú and will demonstrate how to  transcribe folklore from the 1930s and record minor placenames. There is no charge for this event. www.duchas/en/meitheal

Children's Storytime - Animal Tales: Friday August 25th at 11.30am. An invitation to parents, grandparents and children age (3-6yrs). There will be lots of stories, songs and colouring fun. All welcome.

September Events

Summer Stars Reading Programme Awards Ceremony Saturday September 30th at 11.30 a.m. All children who participated in this year's reading programme at Drogheda library are invited to come along and receive their medals and certificates.

Ongoing Events:

Parent & Toddler Group: Every Wednesday @ 10.30am.

Adult bookclub: Last Thursday of every month @ 2.30pm 


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