Events in Louth County Libraries

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Dundalk Library. Tel: 042-9353190

September Events

Culture Night - A King of Infinite Space: An evening of bilingual music with Mark Corcoran and the Plastic Palace People on Friday September 20th at 6.30pm. The evening will feature songs that reflect a lifetime spent in and love of the library and songs that will be released on a new recording later this year. Refreshments will be provided.

Benefits of Book Clubs: A talk facilitated by Words Ireland exploring the benefits of book clubs and how to set them up. This is a Wee County, Big Book Club event taking place on Tuesday September 24th at 6pm.

Moo Music: An interactive music session for babies & toddlers on Wednesday September 25th at 10.30am. Booking is essential for this event as places are limited.

Festival of History: Registration for the day-long series of talks in the Festival of History on Friday September 27th at 11am. More information on the Festival of History can be found at

October Events

Volunteer Louth: An information session with Kayleigh Mulligan from Louth Volunteer Centre on Thursday October 24th at 11am. A Work Matters event.

Halloween Storytelling: Join Lisa for some spooky tales for children this Halloween, Thursday October 31st at 3pm. Suitable for children aged 3-7, Halloween costumes are encouraged.

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 Wednesday of every month at 11.00am

eServices Demonstrations: Learn how to use our full suite of eServices with help from staff on the first Wednesday of every month from 3pm - 5pm. These eServices can be found HERE

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

September Events

LMETB Louth Adult Education Guidance & Information Service - Information Morning: Thursday 05th September 10.30am-12.30pm. Drop in anytime during the session and find out about education, training and upskilling opportunities if you are seeking work or thinking of a career change.

Summer Stars Closing Ceremony Presentation of Certificates: Saturday 14th September 11.30am. A special ceremony for all Summer Stars participants.

Moo Music: An interactive music session for babies and todddlers. Friday 20th September at 10.30am. Booking essential for this event.

Drogheda Creative Writers: Friday 20th September at 3pm. Members of Drogheda Creative Writers will read some of their favourite poets and authors. Expect to hear works by Yeats, Frank O'Connor, Percy French, Seamus Heaney and Irish Language poets Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill and Seamus O Neill. All welcome. 

Book Chat with Dani Gill - A Wee County Big Book Club Event: A talk facilitated by Words Ireland exploring the benefits of book clubs and how to set them up. Thursday 26th September at 6pm. All welcome.

Ongoing Events:

Parent & Toddler Group: Every Wednesday @ 10.30am

Baby Book Club: Explore the benefits of reading to your baby from an early age. Join us for lots of great stories, rhymes and songs. The Baby Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month.  Next meeting Wednesday 25th September at 10.30am. All welcome.

Adult bookclub: Last Thursday of every month @ 2.30pm 

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


Ardee Library. Tel: 041-6859023

My Open Library has launched in Ardee Library. Click here for details.

September events:

Book Chat with Dani Gill! Join us for this insightful talk facilitated by Dani Gill, Words Ireland, and explore the benefits of bookclubs and how to get one started!

This Wee County Big Bookclub event takes place in Ardee Library on Thursday September 26th at 3PM. All welcome, but booking essential. Please contact Ardee branch for further details.

Louth County Council Festival of History Love, Work, Escape: Irish Women in Society Join Catherine Healy, postgraduate scholar for this talk on Thursday evening September 26th at 18.30. Booking essential, please phone Ardee Library.

Dilín O Deamhas for Culture Night at Ardee Library, Friday September 20th 7PM-8.30PM. Enjoy & participate in music, song & dance with local groups led by Ardee Concert Band & Oriel ||Traditional Orchestra. All welcome to this family event.

October Events:

Art exhibition with artist Larry Steen October 1st-5th during library hours.

October 8th Author and Illustrator Tatyana Feeney will visit the Library as part of Childrens Book Festival. Invited school audience.

October 8th Micheal Smith author of An Unsung Hero will visit as part of CBF, for invited school audience.

October 24th author Erika McGann will visit as part of CBF for an invited school audience.

Ongoing Events:

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

Adult Bookclub: Monthly meeting.

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

Dunleer Library. Tel: 041- 6859016


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