Red Books Groups & Events

Red Books is a hub for various creatives and free thinkers.  Here are some of the groups and events that run in our stores.



A monthly spoken-word open-mic hosted by Deirdre McGarry and Alanna Hammel (Alanna is currently on leave so Jimi Rivets has taken her role) featuring a guest poet followed by an open-mic.

☆ 7.30pm Friday 19th January 

☆ 7.30pm Friday 16th February 

☆ 7.30pm Friday 15th March


Cómhrá (Irish language discussion group)

☆ Meets at noon every Wednesday. Beginners welcome. €2 fee.


Chess Club

☆ Meets 7-9pm every Wednesday. Multiboard system guarantees everyone games. New members welcome. €2 fee.


Write Club

Writers Group now in its sixth year. New writers welcome. €3 fee. Join now to enter a new anthology exclusive to the RB Writers Groups in Wexford and Gorey.

☆ 7pm Thursday 8th February 

☆ 7pm Thursday 7th March

☆ 7pm Thursday 11th April 


The Dangerous Bookclub 

Monthly bookclub featuring dangerous books!

☆ 7pm Thursday 15th February 

☆ 7pm Thursday 21st March

☆ 7pm Thursday 25th April 


The Salon - Talking Shop

Weekly meeting of like-minded individuals discussing life, philosophy and free expression. Come in and grab a coffee and a chair. Meets every Friday at 11am.


Always Be Crafting Craft Group 

Weekly meeting for those who like to knit, crochet and do other crafts.  Every Tuesday morning from 10-1pm.


Diamond Art 

Weekly meeting every Tuesday from 2-4.45pm. New artists welcome.


Dream Weavers Weaving Group 

Weekly meeting every Thursday from 10-1pm. New members welcome.


The Rhythm Room 

Monthly live music hosted by Gar Cullen of Hoist the Colours Studio. Starts at 7.30pm on Thursday the 22nd of February.


Music with Martina 

A night with local singers hosted by Martina Byrne. Guests include Franko Doyle, Gemma Garnham, Shane Kenny, Lisa Maher, Michael McCourt, Matilda Rowe, John Stewart and Joe Keeling. 7.30pm Friday 26th January.


Brigid's Fire

Annual celebration of St Brigid's Day featuring music, spoken-word and customs. 7.30pm Thursday 1st February.

Wexford Youth Literary Society 

Meets every second Saturday in Red Books Wexford from 11-1pm. Next meetings are on Saturday 20th January, 3rd and 17th February.



Weekly Writers Group which meets from 2-4pm every Friday in Red Books Gorey.

Rí Rá Comedy Club

Monthly comedy club in Red Books.

☆ 8pm Friday 23rd February 

☆ 8pm Friday 29th March

☆ 8pm Friday 19th April