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A Limerick based festival with evening readings by international, national and local poets, a schools’ programme, lunchtime readings, discussions and book launches.
There is plenty of time for socialising too, and each evening the very popular Cuisle Grand Poetry Slam is followed by a sociable gathering in the Festival club.Read More
A weekend of lectures, workshops, poetry, drama, music and fun in beautiful Inishowen to celebrate the life of Charles Macklin.
Born in Culduff Macklin is still remembered more than 200 years after his death for his role as Shylock in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice.Read More
Athlone’s Literary Festival grew from small beginings as the John Broderick Weekend, an event to celebrate the life and work of locally born writer.
It has now broadened its remit and has a wide range of events, from readings, public interviews and discussions to workshops on a wide range of topics for all ages.Read More
This annual event is intended to get kids involved in, and enjoying, reading and there are activities and events for all ages, from tiny tots to teens.
It is not specific to any location and activities will be running in libraries, schools and arts centres all over the country throughout the month of October.Read More
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 well as the literary elements there are visual arts events, film and even some science – and a cruise on the river too!Read More
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 it’s second year, the varied programme of readings, tours, performances and lectures has something of interest for anyone who loves good books, good writing and good company.Read More
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 Ireland’s foremost academics working in the Irish language, but also has a very lively social side.Read More
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 as a particularly good programme for children. And all in West Cork, a pleasure to visit at any time.Read More
The largest poetry event in Ireland brings both poets and lovers of poetry from throughout Ireland and abroad to the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire.
As well as lectures, reading and discussion there are children’s events and the presentation of several poetry awards. And a great social side too – yes, poets can party!Read More