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Your Good Self is an exciting joint initiative between the HSE and Cork County Library and Cork City Libraries. The "Your Good Self" programme aims to provide quality information to the people of Cork on how to look after their emotional well-being as part of their overall health.

Collections are available at the following branch libraries: Ballincollig, Bandon, Bantry, Carrigaline, Charleville, Cobh, Dunmanway, Macroom, Mallow, Mitchelstown, Skibbereen and Youghal. Our mobile service is also participating and information on the mobile's collection can be had by contacting Library HQ at 021 4546499.

The following links give a further information leaflet and full listings of material available for Adults and also for Families and Children.

Kevin reading for his book club at Carrigaline Library


Many of Cork County library branches hold regular adult book clubs. It is always best to check with your local branch as locations and times can vary.

We hold children's book clubs too in selected locations subject to local demand.

Bantry Library Writers' Group
    Bantry Library Writers' Group                          

Writer's groups are held in selected locations subject to local demand.

Please check with your local library.

Knitting and Crochet at Clonakilty Library

There are lots of knitting and crochet groups meeting in Cork County library branches.

Please check with your local branch for times.

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Ciorcail Cainte is an informal Irish language conversation group. All levels of Irish are catered for, and everyone is given a chance to partake.

Please check with your local branch for times.

Gramophone Circle at Carrigaline Library


Please check with your local library for times.

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

Summer Reading Programme Certificates & Kids



Register at your local library to take part in our annual Summer Reading programme and receive your Summer Reading card. This programme is aimed at encouraging children to continue to read throughout the summer months.

For every book you read in July and August, a library reward stamp is added to your Summer Reading card-see how many you can collect!

After the programme, all children who participate will be invited to attend at their local library and will be presented with their award certificate.

West Cork Literary Festival Programme Booklet


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


Heritage week 2018

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build an appreciation and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.

To keep up to date with Heritage Week Activities throughout the county, full details will be accessible on the County Cork Heritage Week Events Guide.