Abbeyleix Library News & Events

Library online events

Online activities, will be delivered by the staff of Laois Libraries on social media Laois Libraries face book page, this includes Baby book club, 0-3yrs Tuesday &Thursday, weekly at 10.30am.

Book bugs club 4-7years and Rocket Readers club 8-12 years Friday, fortnightly at 10.30am. Children’s activities, a mix of quizzes and crafts Saturday, weekly at 11.30am.

Adult Literature at Eleven Thursday, fortnightly at 11am.

The Just one more line Adult Book Club

The book club is now up and running, with some great books all ready devoured. So, if you’re also addicted to reading and need just one more line, contact us at 0578730020 or email us at and we’ll fix you up.

It runs once a month on a Thursday evening after 6pm.

Chess Club

Junior Chess Club every Sat morning at 10am. This is for all skills levels and absolute beginners are welcome too! No need to book a place, just come along.

Knitting Club

This runs every Wednesday morning from 10.30am. Drop us a line for details.

Abbeyleix Library Gallery

For the month of October we are delighted to welcome Monica O’ Meara to the gallery space here in the library. Monica is a Midlands based Visual Artist whose practice now concentrates on ceramics creating unique abstract sculptures. Monica is a multi-award-winning graduate of LSAD Limerick, following completion of Level 5 & Level 6 in Abbeyleix FEC. Her work is held in both public, corporate and private collections in both Ireland and overseas. She has exhibited widely in both solo and selected group exhibitions. Her current exhibition ‘Unfurled’ has grown from her connection to the Irish landscape, exploring geology and time through ceramic construction methods. This exhibition is free to visit during library opening hours.