Come to Chat and Find out About Slings and Babywearing

Sling Meets & Libraries

In response to demand, Babywearing Ireland (BWI) have been setting up and running local sling meets all over the country. BWI Sling Meets are peer-to-peer support meetings, facilitated by volunteers who are experienced babywearers. Peer-to-peer means that all those attending the meet help each other, share their experience, maybe even their slings. Facilitate means that our volunteers provide a space for the meeting to take place and are available to share information. Sling Meets are not workshops or a safe space for in-depth advice and instruction/teaching. It is not possible for any BWI volunteer to give detailed instruction or professional advice at a BWI sling meeting.

Most sling meets have a library too, so once you’ve tried a sling you can rent it, for a small fee, and try it at home. The slings stocked in each library vary from group to group, but will contain at least one sling in each of the following categories/ types – stretchy wrap, woven wrap, ring sling, mei tai, soft structured carrier (SSC).

Find all Sling Meets & Libraries listed at the bottom of this page

The National Sling Library

Our national sling library is a fabulous and unique resource. There is no other country in the world with a country-wide sling library! There are approximately 150 slings currently in the National Library, with various brands of stretchy wrap, woven wrap, ring sling, mei tai and soft structured carrier (SSC).

You can borrow slings from our National Sling Library and try it out for a couple of weeks, before buying one yourself. There is a small charge for borrowing. The fees earned from renting slings cover postage to you, and any remaining funds are reinvested in the library so that we can respond to demand for various carriers. BWI is always working hard to keep the selection of slings in the BWI National Sling Library up-to-date. We only carry slings that are currently available in Ireland or Europe.


”Sling meets are a lovely place for parents to meet others alike and learn more about slings and babywearing in an informal setting” – Mags, Laois Sling Meet facilitator

Sling Meets are a place where you:

  • can chat and learn about slings and babywearing
  • can get information about safe babywearing
  • can see a demonstration of all of the basic sling types
  • can hear other people’s and share your own experience about using slings
  • can ask questions you may have about day-to-day life with slings
  • can get assistance in trying on slings
  • can rent slings for a small fee
  • can get to meet other parents who live in your area

Slings meets are held on a regular basis in several locations.
PLease always check the Facebook page for most up to date meet details!


BWI Cavan Sling Library 

Hall in grounds of the Church of Ireland 

Virginia, Co. Cavan

Usually meets 2nd Monday of the month.


Clare BWI Sling Meet

Woodstock Hotel

Shanaway Rd, Ballylannidy, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 TR25

Usually meets the 1st Friday of the month


BWI Ballincollig Sling Meet

Ballincollig Rugby Club

Classis Lake, Ballincollig, Co Cork

Usually meets 4th Thursday of the month


Fingal Babywearing Ireland Sling Meet

Malahide Parish Centre

Main Street, Malahide, Co Dublin

Usually meets last Monday of each month


BWI Dublin North Inner City

Barbara Ward Community Centre 

(former Croke Park Community Centre), Dublin 3

Usually meets last Tuesday of the month


BWI Kilnamanagh

Kilnamanagh Resource Centre

St Kevin’s Girls School

Treepark Dr, Tymon North, Dublin, 24

Monthly meet – Please see FB page or message for dates. Meet is held once a month on a Friday


BWI South Dublin Sling Meet

Naomh Olaf GAA club (check Facebook)

Naomh Olaf GAA club, Holly Ave, Blackthorn, Dublin

Meet date varies from month to month, usually once every four-six weeks, published as an event on the Facebook page.


BWI Dublin West Sling Meet

Jill O’Neill School of Dance, Dance Studio, Junction 6.

Castleknock, Abbotstown, Dublin

Usually meets 3rd Tuesday of the month




Galway Slings BWI

Knocknacarra Community Rooms (above Joyces)

Shangort Rd, Knocknacarra, Galway, H91 Y72R

Usually meets 2nd Saturday of most months (please check Facebook page)



BWI Kerry Sling Library

Manor West Hotel, Tralee

Ratass, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Usually meets last Saturday of the month



BWI Clane Sling Library

Parish of Clane & Rathcoffey Centre

Beside Church of St Patrick & St Brigit, Main St, Clane

Usually meets 2nd Wednesday of the month (term time only)


BWI Monasterevin Sling Library

Monasterevin Community Centre

W34 FH24

Usually meets 1st Saturday every month



BWI Kilkenny Sling Library

Jellietots Playcentre

Loughboy Industrial Estate

Usually meets 3rd Thursday of the month



BWI Laois Sling Meet

The Heath Hall

The Heath, Laois

Usually meets 1st Wednesday of the month



BWI Limerick Sling Meet

To Be Confirmed January 2020

Please Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for details



BWI Longford Sling Meet And Library

COFFEEHOUSE45, Dublin Street, Longford. N39 E196

Usually meets 3rd Monday of each month



BWI North East (Dundalk) Sling Meet

Community Room Tesco Extra

Townparks, Dublin Road, Dundalk Co.Louth

Currently on hold- new volunteers needed



BWI East Meath Drogheda

Drogheda Presbyterian Church

Colp East, Drogheda, Co. Meath

Usually meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month


BWI Navan Sling Library

Solstice Navan

Solstice Art Centre  Railway St, Dillonsland, Navan, Co. Meath

Usually meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month



BWI Offaly Sling Library

King Oak Tullamore

Cloncollig Industrial Estate, Tullamore R35 H5K7

Usually meets the 2nd Wednesday of the Month



Sligo Slingers BWI Meet and Library

Costa, Carraroe

Carraroe Retail Park, Sligo



Nenagh Sling Library

Abbey Court Hotel,

Dublin Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, E45 KA99

TBD January 2020 – Please check the Facebook page



BWI Mullingar Sling Meet & Library

Jungle Joe’s/ Rock N’ Bowl

Lynn Road, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Usually meets the 1st Thursday of each month



BWI Wexford Sling Library

The Church Institute, Enniscorthy

The Church Institute, Church Street, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Usually meets 1st Wednesday of every month



BWI Waterford Sling Meets and Library

Ardkeen Library Waterford

Ardkeen Library Ardkeen Shopping Centre, Dunmore Rd, Waterford

Usually meets the 4th Saturday of the month



BWI Wicklow

Kilcoole Community Hall

14 Village Gate, Kilcoole, A63 V663, Ireland

Usually meets on the fourth Sunday of the month