What's on at Offaly Libraries this February

What's on    at your local library... new and regular events.


Banagher Library

Birr Library

Clara Library

Daingean Library

Edenderry Library

Ferbane Library

Kilcormac Library

Tullamore Library

Please note: Due to weather conditions all events scheduled for the coming days (28th February, 1st March, 2nd March & 3rd March) will be cancelled until further notice.

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Banagher Library

Author and ecologist Pádraic Fogarty talks about his book Whittled Away: Ireland’s Vanishing Nature

A must for all nature lovers!

Thursday 8th February at 6:30pm

Cost: Free

Contact: BanagherLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9151471


Blind Date With a Book

Take home a mystery book this Valentine’s Week!

Saturday 10th February – Thursday 15th February

Cost: Free

Contact: BanagherLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9151471


Regular Banagher Events

Banagher Library Book Club

Monday 12th February at 7:30pm (Members must have My Open Library membership)

February’s book is In the Woods by Tana French.  Copies available at the library. New members welcome.

Cost: Free

Contact: BanagherLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9151471   

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Birr Library   

Birr Regular Events

Birr Library Book Circle

Date & Time: Wednesday 7th February at 3.00pm

New members welcome.

Cost: Free.


The Next Chapter (Children's Book Club)

Date & Time: Wednesday 14th February at 3.45pm

Children's Book Club for 8-12s. New members welcome. Contact library staff for details. 

Cost: Free. 


Birr Writers Group

Date & Time: Thursday 15th February.  10.30am - 12.00pm

New members welcome.

Cost: Free.


Birr Knitting Circle

Every Wednesday.  5.30pm-7.30pm

New members welcome.



Every Saturday morning.  11.30am

For ages 4 - 8 years.  New members welcome.

Free event.


Birr Writers' Group

Every Thursday at 10.30am.

New members welcome.

Free event.

Contact:  BirrLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9124950. 

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Clara Library

Clara Regular Events

Tuesday Crafters Group

Every Tuesday.  10am – 12pm

New members welcome.

Free event.


Craft Group

Every Thursday.  10am – 12.30pm

New members welcome.

Free event.

Tel: 057 9331389  Email: Claralibrary@offalycoco.ie 

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Daingean Library 

Daingean Regular Events

Crochet Class

Every Wednesday.  6pm - 8pm

New members welcome.  Free event.

Tel: 057 9353005 or Email: Daingeanlibrary@offalycoco.ie 

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Edenderry Library

Lee Feeney - Art Exhibition

Date/Time: Tuesday 6th February - Friday 2nd March

Junior art exhibition, mixed media.

Launch on Wednesday 14th Feb at 6.30pm. All welcome

Cost: Free


Kids Let’s get crafty workshops

Date/Time: Fridays from 3.30pm - 5.00pm, commencing 2nd February.

Arts and crafts for 8-12 years, with Sharon Eady. Materials are supplied.

Cost: €35 for 4 sessions, booking essential.


Essential oils taster session

Date/Time: Wednesday 7th February at 6.45pm

Description: Learn about Essential Oils, how they work, and their health benefits

Cost: Free, booking essential


Mindfulness for students talk

Date/Time: Thursday 8th February

Description: for secondary school students, speaker-Des Hackett

Cost: No, fully booked


Valentine’s Knitting Workshop for children age 8+ 

Date/Time: Saturday 10th February

Description: bring knitting needles and wool

Cost: No


Valentine’s Craft Workshop for adults

Date/time: Wednesday 7th February  6.00pm to 7.30pm

Description: with tutor Sharon Eady

Cost: €15

Contact: EdenderryLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 046 9731028


Edenderry Regular Events

Tiny Tots Time

Date/time: every Friday morning at 11am

Description: A fun time to get little ones and parents interested in books and stories.

Cost: free


Edenderry Adult Book Club (New members welcome)

Date / Time:  Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 11am 12.00pm. (13th February)

Description:  Monthly Book Club for adults

Cost: Free


Mountmellick Embroidery class

Date/time: Meets every 2nd Wednesday 10.30am - 12.30pm

Description : 6 sessions

Cost: Yes


Evening Adult Book Club

Date/Time: Meets last Wednesday of the month, from 6.30pm - 7.30pm. (28th February)

Description: Monthly Book Club for adults

Cost: Free


Edenderry Library Junior Book Club

Date/Time: meets 3rd Wednesday of the month. (21st February) 3.30pm - 4.15pm.

Description: Monthly Book Club for children, ages 8-10 years

Cost: Free


Junior Chess advanced

Date/Time: meets 3.00pm - 4.30pm ( 1st and 15th February )

Description: Chess Club

Cost: Free


Adult Chess Group

Date/Time: meet Wednesdays 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Description: Meet and play for beginners to advanced

Cost: Free


Edenderry Crafters (New members welcome)

Date / Time: Tuesdays 11am-1pm

Description: Knitting, crochet, stitch Club

Cost: Free


Art with Anna Winiarska

Date / Time: Tuesdays 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Description:  Art

Cost: fee charged



Date / Time: Fridays 11.00am - 1.00pm

Description: Mental Health Awareness 

Cost:  Free


Computer classes for adult beginners

Date/Time: Saturdays 10.00am – 12.00noon

Description: provided by Irish Rural Link, Moate. Classes are ongoing.

Cost: Free

Contact: (0906)6482744 or 6482745, email:  info@irishrurallink.ie


E-Learners Group (Offaly Local Development Company)

Date/Time: Mondays except Bank Holidays @11.00am – 1.00pm.

Description: E-Learners group

Cost: Free


Work and Learning Centre (Offaly Local Development Company)

Date/Time: Every Monday   @9.30am – 1.00pm.

Description: Walk in and referral service for employment/learning

Cost: Free

Contact: OLDC 046 973 2688


Getting citizens online

Date/time: every Wednesday morning, 10.30am-12.30pm,  5 week course

Description: Using tablets to introduce internet, email, online transactions, skype, etc

Cost: Free, tablets provided, booking essential

Contact: Third Age 046 955 7766 or email nationaloffice@thirdageireland.ie


An Ciorcal Cainte Irish language conversation group

Date/time: every Wednesday from 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Description: conversation group for adult Irish speakers of all levels

Cost: Free


Offaly Reading and Writing Programme

Date/Time: Every Wednesday from 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Description: One to one and group classes for adults

Cost: Free 

Contact: Alison or Marina at E.T.B (057) 9349424 / (057) 9349426


Ballyleakin Art Group

Date/Time: Every Thursday from 3.00pm to 5.00pm

Description: Painting group for adults

Cost: Yes


EdenArt Painting Group

Date/Time: Thursdays from 10.00am – 1.00pm

Description: Painting group for adults

Cost: Yes


Art with Kathleen

Date/Time: Tuesdays from 11.00am – 1.00pm, except 2nd Tuesday of month

Description: Painting group for adults

Cost: Yes

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Ferbane Library


Ferbane Regular Events

Junior Book Club

Saturday 24th February @ 10.30am

New members welcome.

Cost: Free

Contact: FerbaneLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 090 6454259


Story time

Every Saturday @ 11.30am

New members welcome.

Cost: Free

Contact: FerbaneLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 090 6454259


Junior Knitting Classes

Every Thursday at 6.30pm

New members welcome.

Cost: Free

Contact: FerbaneLibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 090 6454259

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Tullamore Library   

Talk ’Taking Control of your Health’ – Healthy Ireland Talk

Date/ Time: Thursday 1st February.  6.30pm - 7.30pm

Description: Diarmuid Herlihy of Clonminch Pharmacy will give a talk on:

  • What you should eat
  • Exercise –Get Healthy
  • Tips to stop smoking
  • Taking Care of your mental health
  • Minding yourself when you are unwell


Craft Exhibition by Hazel Greene

Date / Time:  All of February

Exhibition by Hazel Greene - Accessory Designer of the Year.

Cost: Free – All Welcome


Rahan Parish Yesterday and Today

Date / Time:  All of January

Description:  Members of Tullamore Camera Club are taking part in a project in conjunction with Offaly Historical Society and Offaly County Council (Tourism) to photograph the villages and communities of Offaly. The purpose of this project is to build up a permanent file of images that tell the story of village community life in County Offaly.

Cost: Free – All Welcome

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832


Tullamore Regular Events

Toddler Time

Date / Time:  Every Wednesday at 11.00am

Description: Rhymes and stories

Cost: Free


Storytime at the Library

Date/  Time: Saturday Mornings at 11.00am

Description:  Storytime for under 7’s with Maree Moore


Grow Mental Health Organisation

Date/Time:  Every Wednesday at 11.00am

Description: Mental health Group

Cost: Free


Knitting Group

Date/ Time: Every Tuesday.  6.00pm - 7.45pm

Description: Knitting Group meeting weekly

Cost: Free - New members welcome


Conradh na Gaeilge / Conversational Irish Group

Date/ Time: Every Tuesday.  6.45pm - 7.45pm

Description: Irish conversation group meeting weekly

Cost: Free - New members welcome


Junior Book Club

Date/ Time:  Thursday 8th February.  3.30pm - 4.30pm

Description:  Open to children aged between 8 & 10 years


Dorothy Oakley Bookclub

Date/ Time:  Monday 5th February.  3.00pm – 5.00pm

Description: Adult Bookclub


Tullamore Bookclub

Date/ Time:  Monday 5th February.  3.00pm - 4.30pm



Novel Bunch BookClub

Date/ Time:  1/2/2018.  6.00pm – 7.00pm

Description: New members welcome.


Wordsmiths Group

Date/ Time: Thursdays.  5.45pm – 7.30pm

Description: Creative Writing Group


Tullamore Library Film Club

Date/ Time: 8th February.  5.30pm - 7.45pm


Creative Writing Classes for Adult Beginners

Date/ Time: Starting 27th February for 6 weeks.  5.30pm - 7.45pm

Cost: Fee Charged

Description: With Pauline McNamee.


Computer Classes for Beginners

Date/ Time: Starting 25th January for 5 weeks.  11.00am – 1.00pm

Cost: Free

Description: Basic Computers –using Internet and e-mail


Mol an Oige –Children’s Creative Writing Competition

Date/ Time: February 2018, Closing 10th March 2018

Cost: Free

Description: Creative writing competition organised by Wordsmith’s Writing Group and Offaly Libraries.  Children have to write a piece of prose (no more than 300 words) with the theme ‘I dreamed a dream.  Collect the application form at Tullamore Library.

Contact: Tullamorelibrary@offalycoco.ie  Tel: 057 9346832

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