Events 2023

Elizabeth Valentine Art Exhibition Opening on Saturday 13th May 2023 @ 6.30pm 

We are delighted to welcome everyone to join us on Saturday evening,

for a ‘Meet the Artist’ gathering in our Gallery.

Come along and chat with Elizabeth about her work and inspirations.

Enjoy a glass of wine, and some cheese and crackers.

Our Bookshop will also be open on the evening.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome.

Alice Kinsella Reading on Saturday 6th May 2023 @ 2pm 

We are delighted to welcome everyone to join us on Saturday afternoon.

Alice will be reading from her book ‘Milk’ which is receiving wonderful reviews.

A map of motherhood, ‘Milk’ is at once a gentle and meditative story of one woman’s experience of new motherhood

as well as a confronting and often painful examination of the experiences of having children in contemporary Ireland.

Alice will sign copies of her book.

This is a free event and refreshments will be served.

John Hoban Reading on Sunday 30th April 2023 @ 3pm 

We are delighted to welcome everyone to join us on Sunday afternoon.

John will be reading from his book ‘Sound Men and Women’.

This book moves with the pulse of many people, many voices,

sounding out their lives. These stories, sayings and songs stayed with John,

precious and timeless, as he lives and loves on this river of sound.

Now in this book, is John’s chance to share and pass them on.

He also said he’s bringing his guitar, for a tune or two.

This is a free event and refreshments will be served.

Poetry Day Ireland Thursday 27th April 2023 7pm 

We are delighted to welcome you to an Evening of Poetry and Wishing Ribbons.

Poetry Reading by Seán Lysaght.

Art Installation of Wishing Ribbons by Jennifer Hickey.

Pop in for a visit and add a colourful wishing ribbon to the display.

This is a free event and refreshments will be served.

Supported by Poetry Ireland.

Book Signing Saturday Morning 22th April 2023  

We are excited to welcome Charleen Hurtubise to our shop on Saturday morning

to sign copies of her book ‘The Polite Act of Drowning’, just out this month.

Charleen has been on the Tubridy Show, the Sunday Independent, the Irish Times,

the Irish Independent, the Irish Examiner and will also be on the

Irish Times Women’s Podcast, and an extract on

We are delighted to welcome everyone to call in and meet Charleen.

See you on Saturday morning!

Ukrainian/Irish Art Exhibition – 14th April to 11th May 2023

We are delighted to welcome you to an Exhibition of paintings

by Ukrainian artist Alina Rybalchenko, and Irish artist Deirdre Quinn.

Alina arrived in Ireland with just a suitcase, and her children, her creativity and expertise.

She created this collection since arriving in Louisburgh.

Deirdre has exhibited in Ireland for over 40 years.

The exhibition is a collection of abstracts, landscapes, flora & fauna.

Opening night ‘Meet the Artists’ – cheese & wine reception @6.30pm.

All are welcome.

Pop in for a visit to our gallery – ‘Art at One’.

Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 5pm.

Art Exhibition March 16th – April 13th 2023

We are delighted to welcome Sandor Kovacs to our gallery space. Exhibition running from March 16th – April 13th.

Pop in for a visit to check it out.

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am -5.00pm

Poetry Reading Friday 10th March 2023

Join us on Friday 10th March 2023 at 7pm for a poetry reading with brothers Daryl and Cormac Noonan, co-founders of Wolf Academy.

Former IT consultant , Cormac started writing poetry back in 2015 as a way for his soul to escape the office. When his physical body eventually decided to follow, Cormac was led on an inward journey as it helped him reconnect with who he really was.

On his return to Ireland Cormac co-founded Wolf Academy with his brother Daryl. Their mission is to reach young people across Ireland , sharing their personal stories and tools that helped them overcome their own challenges.

The team at Wolf Academy, along with 15 other contributors , including a local Louisburgh woman, created a book of poems in 2021 to share snippets from their own personal journeys.

This is a free event and refreshments will be served.

Events 2022

Readings At The Bookshop 2022

On Friday 9th December the children from sixth class, Louisburgh National School met Ellen Ryan, award winning author of “Girls Who Slay Monsters”.

Following an introduction to Irish Goddesses, Ellen entertained everybody with the story of “ClIdna, Chief Wave of Ireland”.

This was followed by a fun quiz where the children were encouraged to discover “Which Goddess are you?” Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we rounded off the day with a donation of “Girls Who Slay Monsters” to the school library and a free raffle for a signed copy of the book for one lucky student.

Ellen Ryan

Wednesday 26th Oct 2022 3.30pm Zak Moradi “Life Begins in Leitrim”

Hot on the heels of his appearance on “The Late Late Show” we are delighted to announce that Books At One Advisory Board Member Zak Moradi will visit our bookshops in Letterfrack and Louisburgh this week. Zak’s amazing story takes him from a refugee camp in Ramadi, Iraq to Croke Park via Carrick on Shannon.

Meet Zak in

Letterfrack: Tuesday October 25th at 3.30pm

Louisburgh: Wednesday October 26th at 3.30pm

No booking required.

You can also order signed copies of Zak’s Book “Life begins in Leitrim” by email , phone or from our website

Friday June 10th 7.30pm Poetry Reading by Sean Lysaght

Sean will read from his recent publication “New Leaf”. This is a free event and light refreshments will be served. Book here:

Friday June 24th 7.30pm Reading by Mary O’Connor

Mary will read from her book “Free Rose Light” the story of the community of South Street Ministries, Akron, Ohio. This is a free event and light refreshments will be served.

Wednesdays throughout June 7.30pm Ciorcal Comhrá

Practice your cupla focal in a friendly informal setting. This is a free event and all are welcome. Contact 098 66855 or text 083 3590910.

Wednesdays & Saturdays throughout June. Woo In The Willows Pop Up shop 10am – 5pm

Local, naturally grown herbs, hand made culinary and cosmetic products.

Thursdays throughout June. Wild Atlantic Ceremonies 12pm – 4pm

Meet Tricia Hudson, a local Celebrant for all that matters in life – birth, transitions of all kinds including weddings, vow renewals, separations, death and celebrations of life.