News and Updates

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

2018 Writer in Residence

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Planning is underway for the 2018 festival.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Childrens' Primary Schools' (North Tipperary) poetry competition 2017 was judged by Geraldine Mitchell. The were 518 entries to the competition, an extraordinary response. The competition is coordinated by DLF committee member, Margaret Folan. Read more...

WINNING ENTRIES 2017 Flash Fiction

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Lisa Frank and John Walsh of Doire Press judged both our Flash Fiction and poetry competitions this year.  Read more...


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Our warm thanks to Lisa Frank and John Walsh of Doire Press who judged both our Flash Fiction and poetry competitions this year.  Read more...

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