Upcoming Events

Bookmart currently runs one monthly night for readers and writers- which is and always has been free to attend, and puts on a bunch of gigs whenever possible!

Illuminations open mic poetry

Hosted on the first Thursday of every month @8pm since 2013, Illuminations is a poetry night which has hosted famous authors such as Kevin Barry and Paul McMahon. Despite bagging a few big names (and being fairly established), we're not too formal, so don't feel intimidated. There's no podiums, favourites played or forms to fill in- just turn up on the night!

Our regular host is Patrick Curley (playwright, event manager and actor) and our food is vegan now too!

Gigs @ Bookmart

Since Summer 2018 Bookmart has been hosting experimental and strange musicians including Ensemble PMV, To Live and Shave in LA, Joey Molinaro, Ocean Floor and Last Bus to Nowhere! All our gigs are BYOB and bring in a friendly crowd. If you'd like to contact us about organising a gig, please contact us at contact@bookmart.ie


hosted by Owen Kilfeather, Songlab runs a singer songwriter's original compositions through a series of improvisors. Guests include Sinead Sexton, Laura Rai and David O'Sullivan.