Limerick Reads – What's the Story

Connecting Limerick through great stories.

Limerick Libraries are delighted to announce the launch of a new initiative to highlight reading as an endless source of enjoyment and comfort and to celebrate some of the amazing authors in our midst.

  • Limerick Reads - What's the Story

We encourage all Limerick people to get involved by reading from a range of great titles from award-winning authors:

  • Kevin Barry That Old Country Music
  • Helena Close The Gone Book
  • Judi Curtin Lily Steps Up
  • Padraig Kenny The Monsters of Rookhaven
  • Roisin Meaney The Restaurant
  • Donal Ryan Strange Flowers

Stories connect us and we would love these stories to spark conversations and connections across Limerick. Our aim is to see these books shared, gifted and re-gifted widely across all our communities.

To download the Limerick Reads - Reading Guides, click here.

How do I get involved?

Follow the hashtag #LimerickReads on our social media channels to join the chat and keep up to date with our programme of author events. Please tag yourself and join in on the conversation to get involved in Limerick’s largest online reading celebration.

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Limerick Reads - What's the Story

Become a Limerick Reads Ambassador

We have a limited number of ambassador packs to give away, which includes a free copy of each of the six titles plus a reading guide and bookmarks. To sign up as an ambassador for Limerick Reads and get your free set of books for enjoying, sharing and gifting you should contact one of the following libraries:

  • Adare Library
  • Abbeyfeale Library
  • Dooradoyle Library
  • Kilmallock Library
  • Newcastle West Library
  • Watch House Cross Community Library

You can also email

Of course we will also have extra copies of each title available to borrow in all of our libraries, as well as digital copies to read via our BorrowBox app so that as many people as possible can get a copy. Request the books here.

Limerick Reads - What's the Story is funded by the Healthy Ireland Keep Well campaign.

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This service is provided by

Libraries, Gallery and Museum

Phone +353 61 556000
Limerick City and County Council Headquarters, Merchants Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90