Skip to Content
Home About Us Services Departments Careers News Publications Sitemap Contact Us Accessibility
Your Library Account
Library Home
About Us
Contact Us
Arts & Activities
Become a Member
E-books and E-audiobooks
Internet Facilities
Kids & Teens
Mobile Library Services
Digital Collections
Reference & Local Studies
Schools Library Service
Trace Your Ancestors
Your Good Self
Library Development Plan
Library App
  Home / Library & Arts Service / Arts & Activities

Arts & Activities

  • The Arts in Libraries and LHQ Application to exhibit details

    The Arts in Libraries programme is a well-established part of the Library Service. In addition to major programmes run throughout the year, there are regular events organised in many branches such as story telling, book clubs, writers' groups, as well as art and music groups. See below for a list of Festivals and programmes running in Cork County libraries throughout the year.

    West Cork Literary Festival
    The West Cork Literary Festival takes place every July in Bantry. The Festival is well-established in the town and offers a range of readings and workshops given by visiting writers. Public readings take place in Bantry Library during the week for the Festival. For more information about this year's programme go to

    St. Brigid's Festival
    This festival focuses on local craft traditions associated with this important Irish saint. Several libraries offer classes in traditional cross-making and host storytelling sessions.

    Seachtain na Gaeilge
    De ghnáth, thosaíonn Seachtain na Gaeilge dhá Seachtain roimh Lá Fhéile Phádraig. Is í aidhm na féile ná an Ghaeilge agus cultúr na hÉireann a neartú agus a spregadh go náisiúnta agus go hidirnáisiúnta trí go leor imeachtaí éagsúla.

    This festival is a celebration of creativity in older people and is held annually during the month of May.

    The Summer Arts Programme
    The Summer Arts Programme brings workshops and reading challenges to encourage young people to read during the summer holidays.

    The Children's Book Festival
    Every October we celebrate the Children's Book Festival with a series of workshops, author visits and competitions.

     LHQ Gallery space. Application to exhibit details.

     The LHQ gallery in Library Headquarters, Carrigrohane Road is available to artists and to community groups and others to exhibit works and projects. Full details of how and when to apply for an opportunity to exhibit in this space are available here.

Cork County Library & Arts Service, County Library Building, Carrigrohane Road, Cork.
Phone: 021-4546499 - Email