Guide to starting a book club


Book clubs around Ireland and abroad

As well as being a member of ClubLeabhar.com, you can take part in the activities of one of the Irish language book clubs throughout the country and abroad. If you are already a member of a book club not listed below, please contact us (contact details at the bottom of this page) and we will add that club to our list. We would like to hear from book clubs outside of Ireland as well.


Book clubs around Ireland

Co. Cavan

Club Leabhar an Chabháin
Johnston Central Library
Farnham Street
Cavan Town
049 437 8500
c/o Fiachra Ó Mórdha: 087-2186081
Email: omordha1@eircom.net

Co. Clare

Club Leabhar an Chláir
Ennis, Co. Clare
c/o Dónall Ó Loingsigh 087 276 0590
Email: oloingsigh@eircom.net

Co. Derry

Clubleabhar Uí Chanáin
Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin
37 Mórshráid Sheamais
Doire
BT487DF

c/o Fiachra 07843959386
or Bernie 07855820822

Email

Co. Dublin

Club Leabhar Bhord na Gaeilge
(for University students and staff, and for the public in general)
Teil: 00353 1 716 7387
f/ch: Ashling Harteveld
Email: ranganna.gaeilge@ucd.ie

Club Leabhar Leabharlann Dhún Droma
Dundrum Library
Upper Churchtown Road
Dundrum
Dublin 14
Ríomhphost: dmcnally@dlrcoco.ie

Club Leabhar Leabharlann Shráid an Phiarsaigh
Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 1
+ 353 1 6744888
c/o Anne Pigott
Email: ann.pigott@dublincity.ie

Club Leabhar Leabharlann Ráth Éanaigh
Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5
+353-1-8315521
c/o Laurie O’Reilly
Email: laurieui@gmail.com or teresa.murray@dublincity.ie

An Focal Beo
Irish Language Reading Group, Ranelagh, Dublin 6
c/o Natasha Evans
Email: natashev@hotmail.com

Club Leabhar Átha Cliath
City centre venues
c/o Frank Naughton: + 353 1 626 1575 (tar éis 6pm)
Email: maryfrank@eircom.net

Club Leabhar d’Fhoghlaimeoirí
Central Library, ILAC, Henry Street, Dublin 1
Contact Tom Griffin: +353-1-8734333
Email: clubleabhar@leabharlann.ie

Co. Galway

CLEAS (An Club Leabhar Eachtraíochta Agus Sóisialta)
Loughrea Public Library, Loughrea, Co. Galway
+353 91 532460
More Information: CLEAS

Club Leabhar na Gaillimhe
Galway City Museum, Spanish Arch, Galway
+353 91 532460
Email

Club Leabhar Chois Fharraige
Tigh Mholly, Indreabhán, Co. Galway
Meetings held monthly, on second Wednesday of the month at 9pm. New members welcome.
Email: clubleabharcf@gmail.com

Club Leabhar na Ceathrún Rua
Leabharlann na Ceathrún Rua, Co. Galway
+353 91 595 395
c/o Tríona Nic Dhonnacha
Email: tmhicdhonnacha@GalwayCoCo.ie

Co. Kerry

Club Leabhar Chorca Dhuibhne
An Daingean Library, An Daingean, Co. Kerry
+353 66 915 1499
Email: mus@cfcd.ie

Co. Limerick

Club Leabhar Chaladh an Treoigh
Limerick
Contact: Ciara Considine
T:061-234754
Email: ismaithliomleabhair@gmail.com

Club Leabhar Gaeil Luimní
Takes place: the first Wednesday of each month in the City Library, The Granary, Michael Street from 7 - 8 pm.
Contact: Liam O Briain
T: 087 137387
Email

Co. Tipperary

Club Leabhar Chluain Meala
Contact: Jessica Ní Chatháin
T: 087-2742720
Email: jessica-martha@excite.com

Co. Tyrone

Club Leabhar an tStratha Báin
The Alley Theatre, Railway Street, Strabane, Co. Tyrone
Meeting held: The first Saturday of each month, 10.00 a.m. until 11.00 a.m.
Contact: Seán
T: 00447912662796

Léigh Leat
Cookstown Library, Co. Tyrone
Meeting held: 11.00a.m. each Tuesday
Contact: Séamus Mac Giolla Phádraig / Urlsula (leabharlann na Coirre Críochaí)
T: 0781 0331564 / 048 86763702
Email

Co. Waterford

Club Leabhar na nDéise
Údarás na Gaeltachta offices, An Seanphobal, An Rinn, Co. Waterford
+ 353 58 46752
Email: cabrini@02.ie

Co. Wexford

Club Leabhar Gaeilge Leabharlann Loch Garman
Leabharlann Loch Garman, ar siúl go míosúil, an dara Déardaoin de gach mhí, ag 7 i.n.
Contact: Dearbhla Ní Laighin, Leabharlann Loch Garman
T:053 9121637
Email: dearbhla.nilaighin@wexfordcoco.ie

Co. Wexford ---------------- Club Leabhar Chill Mhantáin
Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin, Merrymeeting, Rathnew, Co Wicklow
the last Thursday of each month between 8-9p.m. in Gaelscoil Chill Mhantáin
Contact: Róisin McCullagh: +353 86 248 1893
Email


Book clubs outside Ireland

Berkeley, California

Clubleabhar - An Chuallacht
Becketts Irish Pub and Restaurant (upstairs), 2271 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California
Tuesday, 6.00 p.m.
Contact: Kathleen Cipolla
T: 707-526-0177
Email: kcipolla@sonic.net

London

Contact: Éamon Jeffers
Website: http://groupspaces.com/ClubLeabharLondan/
Email

Paris

Contact: Pól Mac Uistin
Register with the club here.