Past Events

Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2021 Online

All Events take place live on Facebook, are free of charge and open to everyone. All Events are in English and French with English subtitles.


International Literature Festival Dublin.

The International Literature Festival Dublin takes place from 20th to 30th May 2021 with a truly international line-up of over 120 authors & artists from 26 countries. Book yourself in for live online talks, readings, performances, self-guided audio walks, podcasts & more! There’s something for everyone at Courtesy of International Literature Festival Dublin.

62nd Yeats International Summer School 2021 online.

For the first time in its distinguished history, the School will be delivered online, offering lectures and seminars on a weekly basis between June 18th and August 6th 2021. Download the full programme here: Lectures will need to be booked via EventBrite: Lectures: €10 each All ten lecturers: €85 Five lectures: €45 SEMINAR BOOKING […]

West Cork Literary Festival

35+ events throughout July incl live zooms, pre-recorded interviews, outdoor events, workshops. Tickets for Bantry events +3532752788, all other tickets online. View The Festival Programme HERE. Courtesy of West Cork Literary Festival.

Tread Softly Festival 2021.

Sligo Sligo, Ireland

Tread Softly festival takes place from 2nd to 21st of August 2021 with a mixture of different forms: either at a physical location, through a digital platform, or a mixture of the two. Download the Festival Programme HERE

A History of Irish Women’s Poetry.

On Thursday, 12 August, at 7pm, MoLI, in partnership with the Embassy and Consulates General of Ireland in the UK, presents the online launch of A History of Irish Women's Poetry, a ground-breaking and comprehensive account of Irish women's poetry from earliest times to the present day. The event will feature the book's editors, Ailbhe […]

Raftery Returns Poetry Competion

Cill Aodáin Hotel Kiltimagh, Mayo, Ireland

Friday, October 1st at 7pm in Cill Aodáin Hotel Kiltimagh. Shortlist: Daragh Byrne – As it is in Heaven Art O’Suilleabhan – No Going back John McGrath – Leaving (July 1st 1966) The winner will be announced and the prizes presented by the competition judge, Ger Reidy, on Friday October 1st in The Cill Aodain […]

The Pleinair Experience

Thoor Ballylee Galway, Ireland

The Pleinair Experience Saturday 23rd at Yeats Thoor Ballylee tower & grounds, Sunday 24th Kava Courthouse Studio village and pier, Kinvara. Monday 25th free Paint Out varied venues. €25 one day - €40 two days.


The Little Prince on Planet Earth – Children’s Creative Workshop.

The Little Prince is a novella by french aviator and writer Antoine de Saint -Exupéry. This well loved children’s book, first published in 1943, has sold over 140 million copies. The story follows a young prince who visits various planets in space, including Earth, and addresses themes of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Come join […]


Samhain at the Yeats Building, Sligo.

Yeats BUIuilding Sligo Hyde Bridge, Sligo, Sligo, Ireland

The Samhain event at The Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo runs over two days: starts on Friday 29th October and ends on Saturday 30th October.

Dingle Literary Festival

Dingle Kerry, Ireland

This year’s book festival will take place across the weekend of 19-21 November 2021. Find out more HERE.

At Home in the World

Luke Gibbons and Tom Inglis present: ‘At Home in the World’: John McGahern, the Local and the Global.


Raftery Returns 100k Cycle.

100k cycle from Raftery’s grave in Killeeneen Co. Galway to his birthplace in Kiltimagh – following his journey in his famous poem Cill Aodain.