Dromineer Literary Festival
After the wonders of Culture Night, we are still astounded by the rich literary heritage of Ireland. And we are delighted to be able to indulge in yet another celebration of creativity at the Dromineer Literary Festival from 6th-8th October.
This is the 14th annual Dromineer Literary Festival. For those of you unfamiliar with the weekend, you are about to discover one of the gems of the International Literary scene. The setting is truly spectacular. Many of the events will be held on the banks of Lough Derg. In fact some events will happen afloat the lake. The intimate Nenagh Arts Centre and the historic Nenagh Castle will stage others.
Visit www.dromineerliteraryfestival.ie for the full programme of events. But here’s some highlights to whet your appetite!
Dani Gill will open the poetry evening on Friday 6th with a reading from her debut collection. Internationally acclaimed poets Martina Evans, Martin Malone and Geraldine Mitchell will also read, setting the tone for a wonderful weekend. Additionally the event will introduce the pleasure of poetry for those new to the art form.
On Saturday afternoon there will be a free exhibition of the work of Yvonne Hennessy’s – “Nurture: Before Their Wings Fold”. The exhibition will be on view throughout the weekend at the Yacht Club and at the Arts Centre in Nenagh. Follow this with the launch party in the company of poets Amanda Bell, Edward O’Dwyer and Arthur Seafahrt in the Lough Derg Yacht Club.
Then, it’s back to Nenagh for Saturday evening. Martin Doyle, Literary Editor from the Irish Times will chair a wonderful event , ‘Meet the Authors’ with Martina Evans, Sándor Jászberényi and Alan McMonagle .
Sunday afternoon, it’s all aboard the Ku-Ee-Tu as it sets sail from Dromineer Harbour. Author Lisa Harding will be at the helm for a floating reading and interview with the author Sara Baume. Sara’s first novel ‘Spill Simmer Falter Wither’ was shortlisted for the Costa first novel award, won an Irish book award and was longlisted for the Guardian first book award and the Desmond Elliott prize. Her second offering ‘A Line Made by Walking’ is sure to make waves!
Finally wrap up warm for the last event of the festival. In the beautiful Nenagh Castle, author Dr. Andrew Tierney shall discuss and read from his debut novel, The Doctor’s Wife is Dead. The Nenagh native will bring a wonderful weekend to a close.
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Finally, all information correct at time of publishing. You should always check with the event organiser before you travel.