October 5-8 2017

Programme (2016) Artists (2016)

  • Sara Baume
  • Dromineer Co Tipperary, Ireland
  • Amanda Bell
  • Dromineer Co Tipperary, Ireland
  • Sara Baume
  • Dromineer Co Tipperary, Ireland
  • Alan McMonagle
  • Dromineer Co Tipperary, Ireland
  • Geraldine Mitchell
  • Dromineer Co Tipperary, Ireland
  • Composite
  • Dromineer Co Tipperary, Ireland
  • John McKenna
  • Dromineer Co Tipperary, Ireland
  • Lisa Harding
  • Martin Malone
  • Composite
  • Yvonne Hennessy
  • Andrew Tierney
  • Martin Doyle
The Dromineer Literary Festival poetry and flash fiction competitions are now open for entries. We're delighted to announce the judges in both genres are Lisa Frank and John Walsh from Doire Press. 
Closing date is midnight, August 18, 2017.
For full details please see our competitions page.

Our website is currently being updated with details of the 2017 programme. Please bear with us...

Programme – highlights 2016

IMRAM Irish Language Literature festival presents -
Íde na Tine – Tionscadal Joni Mitchell
Sweet Fire – The Joni Mitchell Project 

at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Church St. Nenagh.

- with Caitríona O'Leary & band  More...

POETRY EVENING at Dún Mhuire, 50 Pearse Street, Nenagh

An evening of readings and discussion with Colette Bryce, Gerard Smyth and Robert Peake. Poet Aideen Henry will facilitate the discussion and introduce each reader. 
Clodagh Beresford Dunne will open the evening, reading three poems from her manuscript in progress. 

Meet the Authors at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Church St. Nenagh.

with Anne Enright, Anthony Glavin and Aideen Henry. This event will be chaired by RTE's Rick O'Shea. 

THE LAUNCHING PARTY at Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer. 
Thomas McCarthy will introduce readings by poets Catherine Ann Cullen, Mark Fiddes & Eleanor Hooker
At Nenagh Castle - Rebel Sisters: a discussion with Marita Conlon McKenna about her powerful novel, set in Ireland during the 1916 Rising and based on the real life Gifford sisters – Muriel, Grace, and Nellie. Chaired by committee member Margaret Kennedy.
Music by harpist Laura Hogan. 
WORKSHOPS at Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer.
Poetry Masterclass with Colette Bryce

Writing the Short Story with Danielle McLaughlin 

Reading Short Stories - On The Water event with: Danielle McLaughlin & Órfhlaith Foyle, who discuss a short story by the other (With thanks to Waterways Ireland for their generous support fro this event.)


a wonderful exhibition by Robert Ryan. Paintings will be available to view at Lough Derg Yacht Club.


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