Programme of events for Dromineer Literary Festival 2018



Time Event Venue        Entry Fee (Euro)

 

Thursday October 4

 8.00pm 

The festival gets off to a Flying Start with writers Lisa Harding and Julian Gough discussing their recently published novels, dealing with contemporary issues.    

This event will be chaired by RTÉ broadcaster and literary festival curator, Rick O’Shea.


Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Sq. Nenagh 


 €12/€10

To book contact:
(067) 34400
www.nenagharts.com

 

Friday October 5

9.00am -3.00pm Secondary School Transition Year Workshops
with Eileen Sheehan & John W Sexton
Lough Derg Yacht Club  Pre-booked group event
8.00pm -10pm
Writer and broadcaster, Sinéad Gleeson, chats with prize winning poet, novelist and conservationist Ruth Padel, and John Connell journalist, film maker, writer and farmer. This event promises to be an exciting combination of voices and disparate experiences.

With thanks to ABP for their generous support for John Connell's appearance.

Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Sq. Nenagh 

€12/€10

To book contact: 
(067) 34400 www.nenagharts.com

 

Saturday October 6

09.30am -12.30pm Masterclass Poetry Workshop

We are honoured to have Ruth Padel, an award-winning poet, novelist, and conservationist, teaching our poetry masterclass.

Ruth was Chair of Judges for the 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize and Judge for the 2016 International Man Booker Prize. She is a great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin.



Lough Derg Yacht Club Entry: €40
(includes a delicious home-made lunch)

Booking is essential
Maximum 15 participants

NB Pre-Booked participants only.
info@dromineerliteraryfestival.ie
09.30am -12.30pm Writing Fiction Workshop

Julian Gough, experienced author and tutor will lead this workshop.  Julian has published four novels for adults, three award-winning books for children and has won the BBC National Short Story Award.

Lough Derg Yacht Club
Entry: €40 
(includes a delicious home-made lunch) 

Booking is essential
Maximum 15 participants

NB Pre-Booked participants only.
info@dromineerliteraryfestival.ie
10.30am -12.30pm Children's Event

Nigel Quinlan will conduct a workshop for children 8yrs - 11yrs in Nenagh Library. Nigel will give a talk which will blend into a workshop, based on his book ‘The Cloak of Feathers’. The children will get the opportunity to write their own story. “Wild/High energy/Raucous” are just some of the words used to describe this experience!

Nenagh Library Entry: Free

Booking is essential
Maximum 20 participants

NB Pre-Booked participants only.
info@dromineerliteraryfestival.ie
10.30am -11.15am Country Choice

11.30am -12.15pm Cinnamon Alley

CAFÉ TRAIL


Eileen Sheahan and John W. Sexton will read and chat in convivial cafe surroundings.

Country Choice, Kenyon Street

Cinnamon Alley,
Hanly’s Place

Nenagh

Entry: Free 
2.30 - 3.30pm Competition Results, Judge’s Citations & Readings

Novelist and poet Geraldine Mitchell will announce the winners of the Children's Poetry Competition.
Lough Derg Yacht Club  Entry: Free 
3.45 - 4.45pm

The Launching Party

In keeping with our tradition of introducing new writing, this year we are featuring poets Liz Quirke and Maurice Devitt, whose work will be introduced by Ruth Padel. First time novelist, Ronan Ryan, will be introduced by Julian Gough.

Lough Derg Yacht Club
 €5

No need to book, pay on the door at the Yacht Club
8.00pm

Saturday Night Special Guest

Meet John Banville, Man Booker Prize Winner and one of Ireland's most highly acclaimed writers.  He will be in conversation with journalist Nadine O'Regan, Books and Arts Editor with The Sunday Business Post.

NOTE: This event was due to involve journalist Sophie Gorman, however due to unforeseen circumstances, Sophie can no longer take part and has been replaced by Nadine O'Regan.  

Nenagh Arts Centre, Banba Sq. Nenagh 
€15/€13

To book contact: 
(067) 34400
www.nenagharts.com



 

Sunday October 7


10.45am -11.15am

CAFÉ TRAIL

Roisin Meaney, author of fifteen novels for adults and two children's books, will read and chat in convivial cafe surroundings.


Steeples Cafe, 
O'Rahilly Street, 
Nenagh
 Entry: Free 
12.00pm -2.00pm 

Sunday Afternoon Afloat

Hear Jessica J. Lee’s fascinating description of swimming in 52 lakes around Berlin through all four seasons. Jessica tells of her recovery from heartbreak and loneliness through the healing power of water. This event will be chaired by Sue Leonard.

Thanks to Waterways Ireland for their support for this event.

Aboard the Ku-Ee-Tu from Dromineer Harbour Entry: €12/€10
Places are limited

No need to book, pay at the harbour.

4.00pm -5.15pm

Brontë Event - Local Links

Historian, James Scully, in association with The Nenagh Players,will recall the moment when Charlotte Brontë met her Irish in-laws on arrival for her honeymoon with her husband, native man, Arthur Bell Nicholls, in Banagher, Co. Offaly.

Singers/songwriters, Claire Watts and Shona Blake, will enhance the evening with their unique and inimitable voices. 

Thanks to The OPW and Tipperary Heritage Office for their support for this event.
Nenagh Castle,
24 Pearse St,
Nenagh
Entry: €12/€10

Dress warmly & even bring a cushion!

This event is not wheelchair accessible.

To book contact: 
(067) 34400
www.nenagharts.com

Artists at Dromineer Literary Festival in 2018


In 2018 we've added a number of new events in new locations as well as working with the Arts Centre, Lough Derg Yacht Club and Nenagh Castle to present a lively and enjoyable programme.