Programme of events for Dromineer Literary Festival 2016

Time Event Venue        Entry Fee (Euro)


Thursday October 6

8.00pm -10pm

IMRAM Irish Language Literature festival presents -
Íde na Tine – Tionscadal Joni Mitchell
Sweet Fire – The Joni Mitchell Project
- with Caitríona O'Leary & band


St. Mary's, Church of Ireland, Church, Rd. Nenagh 

  €12.00/€10.00 (concession)


Friday October 7

with writer Kathy D'Arcy
Lough Derg Yacht Club  Pre-booked group event
8.00pm -10pm POETRY EVENING
with Colette Bryce, Gerard Smyth, Robert Peake & chaired by Aideen Henry 

To open the evening, poet Clodagh Beresford Dunne, (recipient of the Arts Council Emerging Writer Bursary 2016) will read three poems from her manuscript in progress.

Dún Mhuire
50 Pearse Street
  €12.00/€10.00 (concession)

Bookings: 086 4401613

Please note: Stairs access only


Saturday October 8

with Colette Bryce

Maximum participants, 10. Each should bring 11 copies of one poem, maximum 40 lines.
Participants should have a publishing history in journals. 

Lough Derg Yacht Club €35.00 (lunch included).

NB Pre-Booked participants only.
09.30am -12.30pm Writing the Short Story
with Danielle McLaughlin

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

Lough Derg Yacht Club
€35.00 (lunch included).

NB Pre-Booked participants only.
2.30pm - 3.30pm Competition Results, readings and citations by Colette Bryce, Anthony Glavin and Geraldine Mitchell

Lough Derg Yacht Club
Free Entry


4.00pm -5.30pm


with poets Catherine Ann Cullen, Mark Fiddes & Eleanor Hooker. Introduced by Thomas McCarthy. 

Lough Derg Yacht Club
8.00pm - 10.00pm

Meet the Authors with Anne Enright, Anthony Glavin, Aideen Henry. Chaired by Rick O’Shea 

St. Mary's, Church of Ireland, Church, Rd. Nenagh 

€12.00/€10.00 (concession)


Sunday October 9

12.00pm -2.00pm SUNDAY AFTERNOON AFLOAT - Reading the short stories - authors Danielle McLaughlin and Órfhlaith Foyle discuss a short story by the other

Aboard the Ku-Ee-Tu from Dromineer Harbour  €10.00

NOTE: Places Strictly Limited, Booking is Essential Email:
4.00pm -5.00pm

Rebel Sisters: a discussion with Marita Conlon McKenna about her powerful novel, set in Ireland during the 1916 Rising and based on the real life Gifford sisters – Muriel, Grace, and Nellie

Nenagh Castle, Banba Sq.  €12.00/€10.00 (concession)

NB - PLEASE DRESS WARMLY FOR THIS EVENT. Event takes place on the first floor of the castle, there is no wheelchair access.


An Exhibition of paintings by our festival artist, Robert Ryan, based at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick. Robert’s paintings will be on view throughout the weekend.

Lough Derg Yacht Club & Nenagh Arts Centre  FREE ENTRY