Artists: Dromineer Literary Festival 2018                                         

To be announced...

Details of the 2018 artists will be publicised very soon. 


We're delighted to be welcoming John Sexton and Eileen Sheehan back to deliver the transition year programme and another new event which we'll announce soon...


John W Sexton

John W Sexton

John W. Sexton was born in 1958 and is the author of five poetry collections, the most recent being The Offspring of the Moon (Salmon, 2013). His previous books are: The Prince’s Brief Career, (Cairn Mountain Press, 1995), Shadows Bloom / Scáthanna Faoi Bhláth, a book of haiku with translations into Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock (Doghouse, 2004), Vortex (Doghouse, 2005), and Petit Mal (Revival Press 2009). 

He also created and wrote the children’s science fiction comedy-drama, The Ivory Tower, for RTE Radio 1, which ran to over one hundred half-hour episodes. His novels based on this series, The Johnny Coffin Diaries and Johnny Coffin School-Dazed are both published by The O’Brien Press and have been translated into Italian and Serbian. 

Under the ironic pseudonym of Sex W. Johnston he has recorded an album with legendary Stranglers frontman, Hugh Cornwell, entitled Sons of Shiva, which has been released on Track Records. 

He is a past nominee for The Hennessy Literary Award and his poem The Green Owl won the Listowel Poetry Prize 2007. In 2007 he was awarded a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry.




Eileen Sheehan

Eileen Sheehan

Eileen Sheehan: is from Scartaglen, now living in Killarney, County Kerry. Anthology publications include Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland (Editor Gabriel Fitzmaurice/Curragh Press); The Deep Heart's Core: Irish Poets Revisit a Touchstone Poem (Ed Eugene O'Connell & Pat Boran/Dedalus Press) and The Watchful Heart: A New Generation of Irish Poets (Ed Joan McBreen/Salmon Poetry). Her work features on Poetry International Web. Her collections are Song of the Midnight Fox and Down the Sunlit Hall (Doghouse Books). Her third collection, The Narrow Way of Souls, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry.