The London Irish Library is a unique collection of over 7,000 titles, offering a very special Irish cultural experience to lovers of literature.

This is a fantastic new community resource offers something for everyone. Whether it's history, politics, fiction or the Irish language, you'll find something of interest.

London Irish Library

Opening Times

This London Irish Library is open to the public at the following times:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am-4pm.

You can also request a visit outside these times by emailing [email protected].

The London Irish Library is managed by John Dunne (Librarian) and London Irish Centre volunteers.

Link to a guest blog from one of our great Library volunteers.

Opening of The London Irish Library

In April 2015, we were delighted to open the doors of the new London Irish Library to the public.

London Irish Library Opening


The seed for this important new community resource was a donation of books from the Foley Family. This donation, plus a couple of later, smaller ones, attracted the interest of visiting government ministers from Ireland, who worked with the charity in putting a call out for further donations and support to publishers, libraries and politicians in Ireland.

London Irish Library Plaque

This drive resulted in over 7,000 books being delivered pro-bono by An Post (Ireland’s postal service) to Camden Square. Fitting in with our redevelopment of the historic Kennedy Hall part of the Centre, the Library found a dedicated home here at the LIC, a lick of paint and a bit of love turned it into a fantastic new space. A team of volunteers worked closely with our team on sorting, cataloguing and shelving the books in time for the official launch.