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Dromineer & Nenagh Literary Festival, Tipperary


Red boat adorned with bunting flags moored in front of a castle ruin

5th Oct 2023
to 8th Oct 2023

Age Range

Dromineer, Nenagh Arts Centre & the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh

Dromineer, Co. Tipperary

Dromineer & Nenagh Literary Festival

Dromineer and Nenagh Literary Festival is celebrating it's 20th anniversary  which takes place between the 5th to 8th October 2023. All are invited to join us in the beautiful historic town of Nenagh and the environs of Lough Derg to indulge your interest in the world of books and literature. Fiction, crime, memoir, sport, style, art and drama make for a varied and exciting lineup at this year’s Festival. Carlow-based artist Bridget Flannery has created a series of pieces under the title ‘River Traces’, which are inspired by Ryan’s novel ‘Queen of Dirt Island’. This art exhibition will be in Nenagh Arts Centre for the month of October. The opening night this year has three local writers: poets Eleanor Hooker and Sean O’Connor, and novelist, Siobhan MacGowan, reading from their work. The same evening, bestselling author and screenwriter Emma Donoghue (‘Room’) comes to the festival for the first time. She’ll be joined onstage by Sinéad Gleeson to discuss her new novel, ‘Learned by Heart’. Memoir and poetry will be discussed by award-winning writers Vona Groarke and Kit deWaal, who will also be conducting master classes over the weekend. For crime fans, bestselling authors Catherine Ryan Howard and Andrea Mara will be in Nenagh Arts Centre on Saturday night. Both authors’ recent books ‘The Trap’ and ‘No-one Saw A Thing’ have been runaway successes. With lots more to enjoy please visit the website for the full programme.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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