Literary & Book

Ennis Book Club Festival

Books clubs have become tremendously popular and this annual festival celebrates the love of books and of reading - it's an event for readers, not writers. The festival gives book lovers …

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Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

The Mountains to Sea Festival honours the surprisingly large number of highly regarded and successful authors who hail from or live in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area of Dublin. Now in …

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Listowel Writers Week

Listowel has been running its annual Writers Week since 1970 and it is an event that continues to attract the cream of Irish and overseas writers as speakers and workshop …

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The Hay Festival, Kells

This week long event is an offshoot of the world renowned Hay Festival held annually in Hay-on-Wye in Wales. The first incarnation in Kells was in 2013 and since then the festival …

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Focal: Wexford Literary Festival

A weekend of talks, readings and other events held annually in Wexford town. There is plenty to please book lovers and anyone with an interest in writing, but also music, craft …

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The Merriman Summer School

This is an annual event, conducted mostly through the Irish language, held in honour of the Irish poet Brian Merriman. It tackles fairly weighty topics and is attended by some of …

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West Cork Literary Festival

This Bantry based festival continues to grow and expand, attracting Irish and international writers and commentators to week of readings, workshops and seminars. There is music too, and art as well …

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Yeats Summer School & Tread Softly Festival

A more recently established companion to the better known Yeats Summer School , this weekend event is an opportunity to learn more about one of Ireland's greatest poets as well …

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Gerard Manley Hopkins Literary Festival

Not that many people are aware of the Irish connections of poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, who lived for his last years in Dublin, where he was professor of Greek and Latin …

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Patrick Kavanagh Weekend

A weekend of events held annually in celebration of the life and work of one of Ireland's most famous and loved poets, Patrick Kavanagh. An important focus of the weekend is …

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Dromineer Literary Festival

A lovely location on the shores of Lough Derg and a particularly friendly atmosphere has made this festival a special favorite for the many people who return year after year. As …

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Doolin Writers’ Weekend

Doolin is magical and many well known literary figures spent time there, including J.M. Synge, George Bernard Shaw, Dylan Thomas, Augustus John and Oliver St. John Gogarty. Lofty company indeed. It’s …

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Tipperariana Book Fair

This popular annual book fair takes place in the pretty village of Fethard in Tipperary each February, with everything from inexpensive paperbacks to rare antiquarian books available. Fetherd is a pretty …

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