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Get the latest information on events, competitions and bookings from Dromineer Literary Festival, County Tipperary, Ireland

2017 DLF POETRY & FLASH FICTION competitions now open for entries. Judges Lisa Frank & John Walsh

Saturday, June 03, 2017

The 2017 Dromineer Literary Festival poetry and flash fiction competitions are now open for entries.  We are delighted to announce that the judges for this year's competitions are Lisa Frank and John Walsh from Doire Press. Read more...


Monday, April 17, 2017

The Dromineer Literary Festival in association with Nenagh Arts Centre will celebrate Poetry Day Ireland, April 27, with readings by Helen Ivory and Martin Figura. On their first visit to Ireland these reading by two of the UKs much loved poets is an event not to be missed! The theme for Poetry Day is Poetry Connects. Please do come along and support this event, we look forward to seeing you there.
For more information or to purchase tickets (priced at €10) please visit 
You can also purchase tickets by ringing 067 34400 or by calling into the Box Office. 

Martin Figura’s most recent collections Dr Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine (Cinnamon Press) and pamphlet Shed (Gatehouse Press) were both published in 2016. The show of Dr Zeeman began touring in 2016. He was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and won the Best Spoken Word Show Saboteur Award for his previous show Whistle. He has performed all around the UK, including several Latitude Festivals, Bang Said The Gun, Rally and Broad and a number of leading poetry festivals, such as Stanza and Ledbury. He lives in Norwich where he runs Café Writers. 
Figura, was a revelation – funny, sharp and on top form. Robert McCrum, The Observer
Poetry, boring? Think again, riveting.  *****  Fringe Review

Helen Ivory is a poet and visual artist. She has won a Gregory Award and her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection, the semi-autobiographical Waiting for Bluebeard was short-listed for the East Anglian Book Awards (2014). She edits the webzine Ink Sweat and Tears and is tutor and Course Director for the UEA/Writers Centre Norwich online creative writing programme. 
Fool’s World a collaborative Tarot with the artist Tom de Freston (Gatehouse Press) won the 2016 Saboteur Award for Best Collaborative Work. Hear What the Moon Told Me, book of collage/ mixed media/ acrylic painted poems was published this year by Knives Forks and Spoons Press.


Proposed dates for 2017 festival are October 5-8

Thursday, January 05, 2017
The proposed dates for the 2017 festival are October 5-8
Plans for the 2017 festival will be posted here and on our social media sites in the coming months.  Read more...

The Launching Party: Thomas McCarthy on three new poetry collections

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Launching Party, Saturday October 8 Dromineer Literary Festival Read more...

WINNERS POETRY PRIZE 2016, Judge Colette Bryce

Monday, October 10, 2016

WINNERS POETRY PRIZE 2016 Dromineer Literary Festival

WINNERS FLASH FICTION 2016, Judge Anthony Glavin

Monday, October 10, 2016

Winners FLash Fiction, Dromineer Literary Festival 2016


Friday, September 30, 2016

With only six days to go to the first event of the 2016 Dromineer Literary Festival, we're pretty much set to welcome our visiting artists, friends and audience. Visit the Bookings page to get your tickets.  Read more...

Poetry and Flash Fiction Competitions 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The winners in the 2016 poetry and flash fiction competitions have all been contacted. Thanks to everyone who entered the competition. The award ceremony will take place at Lough Derg Yacht Club, 2.30pm-3.30pm, Sarurday, October 8. Read more...

Poetry Day Ireland with Tipperary poets Michael Coady Paddy Moran and Seamus Hogan. April 28

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Dromineer Literary Festival, in association with the Nenagh Arts Centre, will celebrate the Poetry Day Ireland, April 28, with readings by Tipperary poets Michael Coady, Paddy Moran and Seamus Hogan. In addition, Dromineer Literary Festival committee member Geraldine McNulty will, along with four local women, recite their favourite poem.  Music will be provided by the wonderfully talented Harpist, Laura O’Sullivan.  Read more...

New poems by George Szirtes, Thomas McCarthy and Mark Fiddes following their visit to Dromineer

Friday, October 09, 2015

The poems, 'Lake' by George Szirtes, 'A Genteel Quarter Of Nenagh' by Thomas McCarthy and 'By Dromineer' by Mark Fiddes, have been reproduced here by kind permission of the poets Read more...