Ireland Reads

Throughout February we celebrate reading in all its forms with "Ireland Reads". This national initiative calls on people across Ireland to get lost in a good book. It doesn’t matter what you read, where you read or how well you read, as long as you read.

Ireland Reads is an initiative of the Government of Ireland to celebrate the joy of reading. It is funded by Healthy Ireland and supported by public libraries and many organisations that promote reading, literacy and the arts.

  • Reading Ambassadors
    In the run up to #IrelandReads on Saturday 24th February 2024 we have asked our reading ambassadors to tell us why they love reading and what types of books they love to read. Author and illustrator Dolores Keaveney tells us all about the non-fiction books she enjoys. Reading is like "lighting up your brain" so go visit your… Read more: Reading Ambassadors
  • Get Lost in a Good Book
    We're celebrating Ireland Reads 2024 by asking you to "Get Lost in a Good Book". This February 24th is Irelands Read Day, a national celebration of reading. We'll be marking the day with a host of events and activities. If you need some inspiration to help you to Get Lost in a Book why not… Read more: Get Lost in a Good Book
  • Ireland Reads 2023
    Whether you are seasoned reader or ready to fall in love with literature again, join us for Ireland Reads on Saturday 25th February. Ireland Reads is a national day of reading and we encourage everyone, no matter their age or stage of reading to ‘Squeeze in a Read’ and take a pledge to read on… Read more: Ireland Reads 2023