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Programme – highlights 2017

2017 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME LAUNCH at Nenagh Arts Centre, 

Banba Sq. Nenagh. 

Friday SEPTEMBER 8 - a reading by Mark Roper from his new collection at Dedalus Press. 

POETRY EVENING at Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Sq. Nenagh
An evening of readings with Martina Evans, Martin Malone and Geraldine Mitchell. 
Eleanor Hooker introduced each reader and Dani Gill opened the evening, reading three poems from her debut collection After Love (Salmon Poetry)

Meet the Authors at

Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Sq. Nenagh

with Martina Evans, Sándor Jászberényi and Alan McMonagle, aired by Martin Doyle, Literary Editor, Irish Times

THE LAUNCHING PARTY at Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer. 
Martina Evans introduced readings by poets Amanda Bell, Edward O'Dwyer and Arthur Seefahrt.

At Nenagh Castle - The Doctor's Wife is Dead
A Peculiar Marriage, a Suspicious Death, and a Murder Trial in
Nineteenth-Century Ireland
Local author Dr Andrew Tierney
discussed and read from his debut novel. Chair Margaret Kennedy

WORKSHOPS at Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer.
Poetry Masterclass with Martin Malone

Writing fiction with Lisa Harding

On The Water event: 

Sara Baume read from her latest novel, discussed her writing life and her current projects with Martin Doyle, Books Editor at the Irish Times.

With thanks to Waterways Ireland for their generous support for this event.

FESTIVAL EXHIBITION -Nurture: Before Their Wings Fold

an exhibition by Yvonne Hennessy

Visual Arts exhibition at Lough Derg Yacht Club and Nenagh Arts Centre, Nenagh.


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Reviews and visitor comments

"I found Dromineer to be a warm and welcoming festival, full of people who love the written word. It was a place to meet poets and novelists and enjoy the banter. The Dromineer Literary Festival is, in every sense, in the heart of Ireland. Long may it run.”
Tony Curtis