If you’re searching the web for book clubs in Ireland and need some help, we’ve featured 10 for your perusal below.
Charlie Byrne’s Book Clubs consists of several book clubs in Galway, Ireland. The first Charlie Byrne book club was established in 2013 and its members consist of men and women in their 20s to 70s. No matter your gender or taste in books, you are welcome at Charlie Byrne’s Book Clubs. Meetings are hosted at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop.
Adult readers can choose between their literary fiction-themed book club, which meets on the first Tuesday evening of every month, or their fantasy book club, which meets on the last Wednesday of every month. In addition, there is a travel writing book club that meets on the third Thursday evening of every month and a general book club that reads both fiction and non-fiction meets on the second Wednesday morning of every month. Book club members are eligible for a 10% discount when they purchase the book of the month through Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop.
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Based in Dublin, Ireland, Feminist Book Club in Dublin is a book club with over 2,300 active members. Group organizer Claire W welcomes feminist readers who are looking for an opportunity to meet other women to share thoughts on fiction and non-fiction books about feminism.
Some of the books that Feminist Book Club in Dublin have discussed in the past include “Wild Irish Women” by Marian Broderick and “Animal” by Lisa Taddeo. Monthly book club meetings are usually held online on the last Monday of the month and are free of charge.
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Dublin Ladies Book Club is a book club that runs out of Dublin, Ireland. Group leader Ann-Marie leads a group of 500+ women who love meeting up to read fiction and non-fiction books, including contemporary fiction, classics, mystery novels and historical fiction.
All women who can attend their meetings in and around Dublin, Ireland, are welcome to Dublin Ladies Book Club’s online monthly book club meetings. Meetings are usually held on the first Saturday of every month. Whether or not they have been able to read the book of the month, all participants are welcome to join discussions about books like “Still Life” by Louise Penny and “Sorrow and Bliss” by Meg Mason.
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Situated in Dublin, Ireland, Gay Men’s Book Club Dublin is a book club catering to members of the gay community of men in the area. The private Meetup.com community is led by group co-organizers, including Jamie L, who are all passionate about keeping Gay Men’s Book Club Dublin a safe, supportive reading community.
Book club meetings for Gay Men’s Book Club Dublin meet in the Dublin area on the last Thursday of every month. Books they read collectively include titles like “Goodbye to Berlin” by Christopher Isherwood and “The Talented Mr. Ripley” by Patricia Highsmith.
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Co-organizers Clodagh Lynch and Niamh O’Hora are the leaders who helped put together The UX Book Club in 2021 and continue to be a key part of leading the book club today. Since its inception, The UX Book Club has grown to over 1,100 members, who are men and women passionate about reading books about tech, innovation, UX and related topics with other group members.
The UX Book Club’s book club meetings are held bimonthly, are online and accessible to all interested and are all free of charge. For a better idea of the kinds of books that The UX Book Club covers, look at “Navigating the Politics of UX” by John Scott Bowie and “Radical Technologies” by Adam Greenfield.
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Serving the population of Dublin, Ireland, as well as other men and women who are passionate about books and are from the area, Books, Runs, Walks, Chats and Tea is a book club led by co-organizers Sarah and Aisling.
“Country Girl” by Edna O’Brien and “The Maid” by Nita Prose are a few titles that Books, Runs, Walks, Chats and Tea has gone over together, when not out for a run or walk together. Book club meetings have recently been held online on Zoom. Times and dates of Books, Runs, Walks, Chats and Tea’s book club meetings and other events can be found on their Meetup.com website.
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Group leader Ailish is behind the formation of Fiction and Coffee Book Club, a book club aimed at bringing together ladies in their 20s and 30s from the Dublin area. Books that Fiction and Coffee Book Club will focus on will be largely fiction and less serious in nature (i.e. nothing too political)
Fiction and Coffee Book Club has it’s in person meetups on the last Thursday of every month on Thursday evenings at Dublin City Centre. Participants will be asked for a small participation fee, usually roughly €5-10. The book club has looked at books like “People We Meet on Vacation” by Emily Henry and “What a Shame” by Abigail Bergstrom.
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Based out of Dublin, Ireland, The Dublin City Book Club is a book club that has been active since 2011. Today, the book club has over 300 members and continues to welcome new book club participants who are from the area and are passionate about reading books with others and having discussions with others about different opinions and ideas.
To check out some of the titles that The Dublin City Book Club has read together in the past, look at “Idol” by Louise O’Neill and “Eight Feet in the Andes” by Dervla Murphy. The Dublin City Book Club meetups happen monthly at a convenient location near the city center and are held on the first Wednesday of the month.
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Book Club for Reading & Travel Enthusiasts is a book club based in Cork, Ireland. It’s the brainchild of Fiona Ni Choitir who, upon returning home to Ireland, set up Book Club for Reading & Travel Enthusiasts in an effort to connect with other likeminded readers.
Today, Book Club for Reading & Travel Enthusiasts has over 350 participants who meet up online to talk about a shared monthly book. Book Club for Reading & Travel Enthusiasts goes through fiction and non-fiction, books suggested by book club members themselves, like “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig and “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini.
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Cork, Ireland is home to Cork Science Fiction & Fantasy Meetup Group, a book club welcoming men and women who love reading science fiction and fantasy novels. Participants can also look forward to a lively discussion on all things science fiction and fantasy related.
“The Dispossessed” by Ursula Le Guin and “Good Omens” by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman are a few books that Cork Science Fiction & Fantasy Meetup Group have read together as a group. Book club meetings alternate online and in person. Times, places and locations are posted on their Meetup.com website when confirmed by group organizers.
To learn more about Cork Science Fiction & Fantasy Meetup Group, contact them on Meetup.com!