Events in Louth County Libraries

Please be advised all ongoing library events are postponed until further notice.

Online Events

Furniture Upcycling Workshop: Join the Rediscovery Centre for a fun introduction to furniture upcycling as part of Bealtaine Festival 2021. During this workshop you will find out the best furniture to upcycle, how to choose colours, prepare the furniture and techniques for painting. Taking place via Zoom on Thursday May 13th at 2.30pm. Please register via to reserve a spot.

Kindfully Me: A workshop with children's therapist Louise Shanagher which introduces children to fun, creative kindness practices. Taking place via Zoom on Saturday May 15th at 3pm, Louise will explore what it means to be kind to ourselves through discussion, stories, craft and meditation. Suitable for children aged 4-10 years, the workshop will promote positive mental health and wellbeing for children. Places are limited, please register via to reserve a spot. This is a Healthy Ireland event.

Chair Yoga: Join Hazel from Chair Yoga Ireland, making Yoga accessible for all as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2021. Chair Yoga is a gentle yoga practice, where you get all the benefits of yoga, whilst seated and/or using a chair as an aid. Takes place via Zoom on Tuesday May 18th at 12pm. Places are limited, please register via to reserve a spot.

Exercise for Healthy Aging: In this Healthy Ireland workshop with physiotherapist Cillian O'Shaughnessy from Body Right Physio, you will find out how physical activity can improve our health and quality of life. Takes place via Zoom on Thursday May 20th at 12pm as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2021. Places are limited, please register via to reserve a spot.

In Conversation with Conor O'Callaghan: Join us for a conversation with author Conor O'Callaghan on Tuesday May 25th at 7pm. Conor will be chatting about his newest book "We Are Not In The World" before answering your questions in a Q&A. Originally from Dundalk, Conor has published 5 books of Poetry with Gallery Press, one of which, Seatown (1999), features Dundalk heavily. Nothing on Earth (Doubleday) appeared to critical acclaim in 2016 and was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Listowel Writers Week Irish Novel of the Year. His second and current novel, We Are Not in the World has been noted as "compelling and profoundly moving’ by the Irish Times. Booking is essential, save your spot at

Holistic Gardening: Join Bumblebee Farm for a holistic approach to gardening that protects ourselves and our wildlife, sequesters carbon to help reverse climate change by allowing you to grow better. Takes place via Zoom on Thursday May 27th at 3pm as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2021. Please register via to reserve a spot.

Dundalk Library. Tel: 042-9353190

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

Junior Book Club: Encouraging reading & discussion, the Junior Book Club starts again on Wednesday February 5th at 3.45pm & fortnightly thereafter. Please contact Dundalk Library to register your child's interest as places are limited.

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

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 March 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

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