About Dromineer Literary Festival

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From it’s first event in November 2004, the Dromineer Literary Festival has grown into a much loved and warmly anticipated event on the autumn literary calender. 

It’s a testament to the hard work of the volunteer committee that the festival enjoys the reputation and success it has today. Establishing a festival of this calibre is an achievement in which our entire community takes pride, and we are grateful to the Arts Council, the Arts Office of Tipperary County Council, and to our generous local sponsors, for their continued support.


Each YEar our programme reflects the diverse and rich talent in today’s literary scene.  The daytime events and workshops will be held in Lough Derg Yacht Club with its breathtaking backdrop, and the Nenagh Arts Centre will provide an intimate enviroment for our evening programme.

Competitions encourage new writing and we have had some worthy winners over the years.  Prize-winning short stories and poetry may be enjoyed at the Award Ceremony on Saturday afternoon at Lough Derg Yacht Club.  

Our event Afloat on Lough Derg is HIGHLY POPULAR,and as Places are strictly limited, we advise early booking.

Welcome to the Dromineer Literary Festival!  Your continued support is central to the success of this festival. We look forward to sharing with you our common love of the written, spoken and visual arts.

Eleanor Hooker

Organising committee contacts:

Eleanor Hooker, Chairperson, Programme Curator: Email Eleanor
Dave McAvinchey, Vice-Chairperson: Email Dave
Margaret Kennedy, Secretary: Email Margaret