Literary & Book

Listowel Writers Week

Wed May 31st - Sun Jun 4th 2017

Listowel has been running its annual Writers Week since 1970 and it is an event that continues to attract the cream of …

Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas

Fri Jun 9th - Sun Jun 11th 2017

A weekend of stimulating dialogue and discourse, gathering together writers, artists, film-makers, political …

The Hay Festival, Kells

Thu Jun 22nd - Sun Jun 25th 2017 (Provisional)

This week long event is an offshoot of the world renowned Hay Festival held annually in Hay-on-Wye in Wales.

Focal: Wexford Literary Festival

Fri Jun 23rd - Sun Jun 25th 2017 (Provisional)

A weekend of talks, readings and other events held annually in Wexford town.

West Cork Literary Festival

Fri Jul 14th - Fri Jul 21st 2017

This Bantry based festival continues to grow and expand, attracting Irish and international writers and commentators to …

Yeats Summer School & Tread Softly Festival

Thu Jul 20th - Sun Jul 30th 2017

A more recently established companion to the better known Yeats Summer School , this weekend event is an opportunity to …

Gerard Manley Hopkins Literary Festival

Fri Jul 21st - Fri Jul 28th 2017

Not that many people are aware of the Irish connections of poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, who lived for his last years in …

Aspects Festival

Sun Sep 17th - Sun Sep 24th 2017

A long running ‘festival of writing’ that has been held in Bangor in Co Down for over 25 years, this event …

Patrick Kavanagh Weekend

Fri Sep 29th - Sun Oct 1st 2017

A weekend of events held annually in celebration of the life and work of one of Ireland's most famous and loved poets, …

Dromineer Literary Festival

Thu Oct 5th - Sun Oct 8th 2017

A lovely location on the shores of Lough Derg and a particularly friendly atmosphere has made this festival a special …

Tipperariana Book Fair

Sun Feb 11th 2018 (Provisional)

This popular annual book fair takes place in the pretty village of Fethard in Tipperary each February, with everything …

Ennis Book Club Festival

Fri Mar 2nd - Sun Mar 4th 2018 (Provisional)

Books clubs have become tremendously popular and this annual festival celebrates the love of books and of reading - it's …

Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

Wed Mar 21st - Sun Mar 25th 2018 (Provisional)

The Mountains to Sea Festival honours the surprisingly large number of highly regarded and successful authors who hail …