Conversation Exchange

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Conversation ExchangeConversation exchanges are very popular in the libraries. As well as practising your language skills with native speakers through conversation, you can also learn much about the culture, politics and economics of that country. They are held in Ballymun, Cabra, Central Library, Coolock, Donaghmede, Pearse Street, Pembroke, Raheny and Walkinstown librariesDates and times may vary (see below); it is advisable to check with location in advance.

Ballymun Library

  • Ciorcal Comhrá Gaeilge / Irish Language Conversation Circle, gach Déardaoin 3pm - 5pm (note: no meeting during August)
  • Japanese Language & Cultural Exchange, one Monday each month, 3pm to 5pm.  (note: no meeting during July or August)

Telephone 01 8421890 for further details.

Cabra Library

  • French/English Conversation Exchange, Tuesdays, 6.30 - 8pm
  • Spanish/English Conversation Exchange, Wednesdays, 7 - 8pm
  • English Conversation Group, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm.
  • Irish Conversation Exchange, Saturdays, 11.30am - 12.30pm

Tel. 01 8691414 for further details.

Central Library, ILAC Centre

  • English/Multilingual Conversation Exchange - open to speakers of all languages including English speakers: Fridays, 3.30 - 4.45pm
  • French/English Conversation Exchange: Wednesdays, 6.00 - 7.45pm
  • German/English Conversation Exchange: Saturdays, 1.00 - 2.30pm
  • Irish/English Conversation Exchange: Saturdays, 11.30am - 1.00pm
  • Japanese/English Conversation Exchange: Saturdays, 10.00 - 11.30am
  • Russian/English Conversation Exchange: Friday, 2.00 - 3.30pm
  • Spanish/English Conversation Exchange: Tuesdays, 6.00 - 7.45pm
  • Italian/English Conversation Exchange: Mondays, 6.00 - 7.45pm

Tel. 01 8734333 for further details.

Coolock Library

  • Maidin Comhra Irish Conversation Exchange, Tuesdays from 10am to 11am and 11.30am to 12.30pm.

Tel. 01 8477781 for further details.

Donaghmede Library

  • Irish Conversation Group: Mondays, 6.30 - 7.30pm

Tel. 01 8482833 for further details.

Pearse Street Library

  • Portuguese for Beginners on (most) Saturdays, from 1.00pm -3.00pm.
  • Spanish-English Language Exchange on (most) Saturdays, from 11.00am to 1.00pm. 

Tel. 01 6744888 to confirm upcoming dates and for further details.

Pembroke Library

  • Irish Conversation Group: Every second and fourth Monday of the month, 7.00 – 8.00pm (except July and August)
  • French Fridays / Vive le Vendredi. Every second Friday of the month at 10am. Informal gathering of lovers of French language and culture who wish to improve their knowledge through conversation, reading and exchange of learning/ideas.

Tel. 01 6689575 for further details.

Raheny Library

  • Irish Conversation Group: Wednesdays, 6.30 - 8pm
  • Spanish/English Conversation Exchange: Mondays, 6.30 - 8pm
  • French Conversation Exchange: Tuesdays, 6.30 - 8pm

Tel. 01 8315521 for further details.

Walkinstown Library

  • Irish Conversation Group: Monday, 6 - 7pm

Telephone 01 4558159 for further details.

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