Events in Louth County Libraries

Dundalk Library. Tel: 042-9353190

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.

The Treaty of Rome: To mark the anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, Dundalk Library Europe Direct Information Centre are hosting a stunning presentation in The County Museum, Jocelyn Street, Dundalk at 9:30am and 11:30am on Thurs. March 23rd. In his new production '60 years since the Treaty of Rome - 60 years of Europe', the renowned political scientist and lecturer Ingo Espenschied takes us on an exciting, live, multimedia journey through time on the big screen. This presentation shows the convoluted history of Europe's last six decades. What did the signatories of the Treaty of Rome achieve? How has Europe developed, what are its strengths and weaknesses, and where do we go from here?
The Treaties of Rome are considered to be one of the great milestones in the founding history of Europe. Through these treaties, the 1958 European Community was established. This event is free and is suitable for adults and second level students. For further information contact Dundalk Library at Tel: 042 9353190 or Email:

April Events

Easter Arts & Crafts: Wednesday 12th April at 3.30pm. This Easter themed workshop by The Dundalk Polish school is free but booking is essential.

Spring Arts & Crafts: The Dundalk Polish School are hosting an Arts & Crafts workshop on Saturday April 22nd at 11am. This workshop is free but booking is essential.

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.

Aontas "The Power and Joy of Learning" Adult Learner Festival March 2017: Just "ask" about learning - information desk Tuesday 07th March 11am-1pm.           Local Adult Education and Information Service. Drop in and ask about learning in association with LMETB.

Book Launch - "The Green Man" by local poet Dermot O'Neill: Saturday 11th March at 3pm.

Art & Literature Workshop: for children aged 8-12 years Saturday March 11th at 11.00am. Author and illustrator Andrew Whitson & author Caitriona Nic Sheain 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.

April Events

Spring into Storytime: An invitation to grandparents, parents and children aged 3-6years.  Join us for lots of stories and colouring fun on the following dates: Saturday April 01st at 11.30am, Friday April 07th at 3.30pm, Wednesday April 19th at 3.30pm and Friday April 21st at 3.30pm.  All welcome and admission is free.

Easter Art & Crafts Workshop: Saturday April 08th 10.30am-12noon. For children aged 6-12 years. Places limited, booking essential.

Social Media Training Course for Local Traders: Thursday April 27th-Thursday May 25th. 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.

Ongoing Events:

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

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