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Dromineer Literary Festival

October 201606th- 09th

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Dromineer Literary Festival

From its first event in November 2004, Dromineer Literary Festival has grown into a much loved and warmly anticipated event on the autumn literary calendar. It’s a testament to the hard work of the volunteer committee that the festival enjoys the reputation and success that 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, Tipperary County Council Arts Office, Waterways Ireland, and to our local sponsors for their continued support.

Our 2016 programme reflects the diverse and rich talent in today’s international literary scene. Our visiting artists include: Fiction Laureate and Booker Prize winner, Anne Enright; the highly regarded writer, and whom many consider the inheritor of Heaney’s legacy, Northern Irish poet Colette Bryce; from Chicago, poet Don Share, editor of the oldest extant poetry journal in English, Poetry; and of course in the centenary of 1916 we consider events from a woman’s perspective with Marita Conlon McKenna and her warmly received novel Rebel Sisters

Programme Summar


MRAM Irish Language Literature festival presents Íde na Tine – Tionscadal Joni Mitchell, Sweet Fire – The Joni Mitchell Project,

with Caitríona O’Leary & band

8pm Thursday Oct. 6 St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Church Rd. Nenagh


Poetry Evening with:

Colette Bryce, Don Share, Robert Peake & introducing Clodagh Beresford Dunne, chaired by Aideen Henry

8pm Friday Oct. 7, Dún Mhuire house, 50 Pearse St. Nenagh


‘The Launching Party’

New poetry collections by Catherine Ann Cullen, Mark Fiddes, Eleanor Hooker. Introduced by Don Share

4pm Saturday Oct 8 Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer,

Fiction - ‘Meet the Authors’

Anne Enright, Anthony Glavin, Aideen Henry, chaired by Rick O’Shea

8pm Saturday Oct. 8, St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Church Rd. Nenagh

Fiction - Short Stories

Reading the Short Story with:

Danielle McLaughlin & Orfhlaith Foyle

12midday Sunday Oct. 9 on board the Ku-Ee-Tu, Lough Derg

Fiction - 1916 commemoration

Rebel Sisters -

Marita Conlon McKenna discusses her novel, set in Ireland during the 1916 Rising and based on the real life Gifford sisters

4pm Sunday Oct. 9 Nenagh Castle, Banba Sq.


‘Forgotten Time’ by Robert Ryan Available to view and buy at Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer

For full programme, please visit their website.

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