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World Book Day Ireland

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A Chairde, we are delighted to be celebrating World Book Day in Ireland on Thursday 7th March 2019. Over the last 22 years, World Book Day has become firmly established as Ireland’s biggest annual event promoting the enjoyment of books and reading. The main aim is to encourage children to explore the pleasure of books and reading by providing them with an opportunity to have a book of their own. This may sound like a very simple idea, but unfortunately, many children do not have access to books in their homes.

Find out about the 12 World Book Day €1.50 books for 2019 here. Along with those titles there is an additional book available in Ireland only, Sam Hannigan’s Rockstar Granny by Alan Nolan, published by The O’Brien Press. The 2019 resource packs for primary and secondary schools will be available online from January 2019.

The 2019 resource packs for primary and secondary schools will be available online from January 2019.

As always, happy reading!

General Information

All material, including Euro Book Tokens, is sent in bulk to Ireland and is despatched to schools by the Irish Department of Education. All Primary and Secondary schools in Ireland automatically receive tokens. There is no need to register. 

Your tokens and resources should be with you by Friday 15th February 2019.

Other establishments, including Nurseries do not receive tokens automatically. There is limited stock available for these sites via the Irish Helpline. This operates for a limited period around World Book Day—please contact it on:

You should also use this email address if you do not receive enough tokens for your school

Please note, if as a Primary or Secondary school, you have previously opted out of receiving mailings from The Education Company, WBD’s mailing house based in England, you will not receive any WBD material. To rectify this situation, please contact the Helpline at

General Enquiries:
Press Enquiries: Jenny Sharif at Kate Bowe PR: