Book Clubs

CARLOW

Carlow Central Library The Mixed Bag Bookclub meet in Carlow Central Library on the THIRD Tuesday evening of each month at 6pm. Each month a different theme is chosen [email protected]
St. Leo's College Student Bookclub

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CAVAN

Bailieborough Library Book Club Meets on last Thursday of every month at 1pm in Bailieborough Library 042 966577
Belturbet Library This group meet on the last Saturday of each month at 10am 049 9522683
Cootehill Library Book Club Meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in Cootehill Library 049 5559873
Johnston Central Library Cavan Reading Group (Established 1999) Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 1pm 049 437850

CLARE

De Valera Library Adult Book Club Three reading groups which meet monthly to discuss books. Our aim is to share with others the pleasures of reading and to expand our members' reading experiences 065 6846353
De Valera Library Children's Book Club A reading group for children which meets monthly (apart from summer months) to discuss books chosen in advance by library staff and the children themselves. The children also complete book reviews, compete in fun quizzes, play games and use the Internet to research books and authors 065 6846353
De Valera Library Staff Led Adult Book Club Staff led reading groups which meet monthly to discuss books. Our aim is to share with others the pleasures of reading and to expand our members' reading experiences 065 6846353
Ennistymon Library Adult Book Club Join us for a cuppa and a natter to share your thoughts on our chosen book 065 7071245
Ennistymon Library Junior Book Hub Our Junior Book Hub is for developing readers aged 6 to 8 065 7071245
Ennistymon Library Senior Book Club This book club is for confident readers aged 9 to 12 065 7071245
Kilkee Library Adult Book Club A reading group which meets monthly to discuss books. Our aim is to share with others the pleasures of reading and to expand our members' reading experiences 065 9056034
Kilkee Library Children's Book Club A reading group which meets monthly to review material chosen by the bookclub members and to share interpretations and thoughts on the chosen books 065 9056034
Killaloe Library Adult Book Club Every third Thursday of the month at 12pm 061 376062
Kilmihil Library Children's Book Club Reading group for 9/10/11 year olds (3rd or 4th class). The group will read a book suitable for their age and meet together to discuss 065 9050528
Kilrush Library Adult Book Club A reading group which meets monthly to review material chosen by the bookclub members and to share interpretations and thoughts on the chosen books 065 9051504
Kilrush Library Adult Non-Fiction Book Club A reading group which meets monthly to review non-fiction material by the bookclub members and to share interpretations and thoughts on the chosen books 065 9051504
Kilrush Library Children's Book Club A reading group which meets monthly to review material chosen by the bookclub members and to share interpretations and thoughts on the chosen books 065 9051504
Miltown Malbay Library Children's Book Club A reading group for children to discuss books that are chosen in advance 065 7084822
Newmarket-on-Fergus Library Adult Book Club A reading group which meets monthly to discuss books. Our aim is to share with others the pleasures of reading and to expand our members' reading experiences 061 368411
Scariff Library Adult Book Club A reading group which meets monthly to discuss books. Our aim is to share with others the pleasures of reading and to expand our members' reading experiences 061 922893
Scariff Library Children's Book Club A reading group for children which meets monthly to discuss books chosen in advance by library staff and the children themselves. The children also complete book reviews, compete in fun quizzes, play games and use the Internet to research books and authors. Suitable for 9 to 12 year olds 061 922893
Shannon Library Adult Book Clubs Reading groups which meet monthly to discuss books. Our aim is to share with others the pleasures of reading and to expand our members' reading experiences 061 364266
Shannon Library Children's Book Club A reading group for children which meets monthly (apart from summer months) to discuss books chosen in advance by library staff and the children themselves. The children also complete book reviews, compete in fun quizzes, play games and use the Internet to research books and authors 061 364266
Sixmilebridge Library Adult Book Club A reading group which meets monthly to discuss books. Our aim is to share with others the pleasures of reading and to expand our members' reading experiences 061 369678

CORK CITY

Central Library, Grand Parade The Second Tuesday club meet in the Central Library at 2.00 pm on second Tuesday of each month.
The Saturday Book club meet on selected Saturdays at 11.15 am.
The Companions of Cordoba specialise in reading non-fiction. They meet every Saturday 3.30p.m. - 5.00p.m
021 4924900
Bishopstown Library, Wilton The Lucky Dip Club is a bookclub with a difference! Members chose their own book and chat informally about books and authors. There are opportunities to attend book launches, trips and visits to places of literary interest. This vibrant and active group meets on the first Friday of every month from 11.00-1.00pm 021 4924950
Blackpool Library, Redforge Road, Blackpool Book Club meets at 2.30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month, in the Adult Library 021 4924933
Douglas Library, Douglas Village Shopping Centre The Douglas Book Club meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 11.00am and currently have 21 members. Usually there is no set book, members discuss what they are reading at the moment. A few times a year they will chose one particular book to read, usually a classic 021 4924932
Hollyhill Library, Foyle Avenue, Knocknaheeny One of the newer book clubs in our services, Hollyhill Readers met for the first time in January 2007. The group meets every 2 months, on the third Tuesdays in January, March, May, July, September and November. New members are always welcome 021 4924928
Mayfield Library, Old Youghal Road The Frank O’Connor Library Book Club has been meeting since 1994.  Members meet once a month, September - June to discuss books and writers.  Occasionally the members organize activities and excursions around a literary theme.  The meetings take place on the second Wednesday of each month, beginning at 11.00 a.m. Membership is free and new members always welcome 021 4924935
Tory Top Library, Ballyphehane The Book club in Tory Top Library is an active group that also organises trips and lectures for members. New members are welcome. The club meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 11.00a.m 021 4924934

CORK COUNTY

Baile Mhuirne Library Book club has 10 members at present [email protected]
Ballincollig Library 2 clubs with a total of 18 members [email protected]
Bandon Library Book club has 10 members emer.coll[email protected]
Bantry Library Book club has 12 members [email protected]
Blarney Library Book club has 11 members [email protected]
Carrigaline Library Book club has 11 members [email protected]
Clonakilty Library One bookclub with 7 members [email protected]
Fermoy Library Book club has 19 members [email protected]
Glanmire Library Book club has 7 members 021 4821627
Macroom Library Book club has 8 members [email protected]
Mallow Library Book club has 14 members [email protected]
Mitchelstown Library Book club has a total of 12 members [email protected]
Skibbereen Library Book club has 12 members [email protected]

DUBLIN CITY

Just Us Book Club We meet once a month to discuss our book of the month. To get notifications on the next book club Dublin meeting, sign up for our book club newsletter [email protected]
Light House Cinema Book Club Light House & Cinema Book Club selects the best (and worst!) book to film adaptations to watch and discuss in our unique monthly book club. Each month we'll pick a different book and film adaptation for discussion. Read the book, then join us for the film and a discussion afterwards in our bar. Great chats, great people and great fun on the last Monday of every month Website
The Gloss Book Club Dublin The Dublin chapter has been in place since 2017. We have about 6 core members 30 or so active members Website
Trinity College Book Club We meet from 6:30-7:30pm on the third Tuesday of the month (during term) to discuss a piece of recently translated literature. New members are always welcome and may drop in and out as it suits. Admission is free and we meet online. All books are available to order from good bookshops and public libraries Website

GALWAY

Charlie Byrne’s Book Club Charlie Byrne’s Book Club started back in February 2013 with Old Filth by Jane Gardam. The members are a mix of men and women, ages 20-something-ish to 70-something-ish, and always welcome new members of all ages, genders, and reading tastes Facebook
Silent Book Club Galway Silent Book Club Galway takes place every two weeks, around 7 PM at the Secret Garden in William Street. Join us for some tea, great pastries and some quality reading time. Plus, there's usually a cat wandering around the premises Facebook

KERRY

Cahirciveen Library Cahirciveen Library hosts a book club with 10 members [email protected]
Killorglin Library Killorglin Library book club has membership of 12 [email protected]
Tralee Library Tralee Library hosts a book club comprising of 14 members [email protected]

KILDARE

Athy Library Athy Library currently runs two adult book clubs.They both meet once a month 045 980555
Ballitore Community Library The Book Worms Book Club meets at Ballitore Community Library every four to six weeks 059 8623344
Celbridge Community Library Celbridge Community Library facilitates 6 adult book clubs and a childrens' club 045 980994
Clane Library Clane Library Book club meets once a month. For further details contact Clane Library 045 892716
Kilcullen Community Library Kilcullen Community Library hosts a Baby Book Club every Tuesday 045 482193
Kildare Community Library Kildare Community Library Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 7pm to 8pm 045 520235
Leixlip Library Leixlip Library hosts 3 Book Clubs. The Book Clubs take a break during the months of July and August 01 6060050
Maynooth Community Library Maynooth Community Library hosts two adult Book Clubs 045 980493
Naas Community Library Naas Community Library hosts three adult Book Clubs.They were established in March 2004 045 879111
Newbridge Community Library Newbridge Community Library hosts two adult Book Club and two children’s Book Clubs 045 906130
Rathangan Library Rathangan Library hosts two Book Clubs 045 528078

ONLINE

GAA Museum Virtual Book Club Each month our GAA Museum team will choose a well-known GAA book to read and review and at the end of the month, the museum will host a free online interview with the author, in which members can submit questions and comments Website
The Irish Times Book Club Sign up to the Irish Times books newsletter for features, podcasts and more Website
IrishCentral Book Club Each month, the IrishCentral Book Club selects an Irish book or an Irish author to celebrate the amazing ability of the Irish to tell a good story Facebook