Literary Events - Ireland

Book Festivals, Writers Conferences and other literary events - Ireland

Alliance Française Dublin Comic Book Festival

Alliance Française Dublin and Illustrators Ireland celebrate seven years of Fête de l’Illustration & de la Bande Dessinée, bringing together French and Irish talent to showcase the growing platform of comics, graphic novels and narrative art. With the French reputation for outstanding visua...

When: May

    Where: Dublin, Leinster

Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas

Festival of Writing & Ideas brings together some of the most intriguing international minds, over a single weekend in June...

When: June

    Where: Borris House, Co. Carlo

Bram Stoker Festival

Whether you’re a resident vampire or visiting from further afield, Bram Stoker Festival has something for everyone in its gothically inspired programme of events in Dublin. Get ready for four days of living stories and four nights of deadly adventures as Dublin gets gloriously gothic....

When: October

    Where: Dublin, Leinster

Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Five days and over one hundred events at this Irish festival of literature that features big-name authors from around the world. ...

When: April

    Where: Galway City, Connacht

Dalkey Book Festival

The Dalkey Book Festival is an annual literature festival held in Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland, for four days in June. The festival includes 60+ events celebrating Irish and international writing, welcoming some of the world’s leading thinkers to the seaside village. ...

When: June

    Where: Dalkey, co. Dublin

Dingle Literary Festival

The Dingle Literary Festival was established in 2019 to create an annual book festival to bring readers and authors together in West Kerry. It’s a literary festival that celebrates living writers as well as honouring the literary heritage of the area. Festival events happen in both Irish and Engli...

When: November

    Where: Dingle, Co. Kerry

Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival

The Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival is an annual literary festival that takes place in the beautiful historic town of Nenagh and the environs of Lough Derg. Since its beginnings, the festival has grown and established itself as an important literary festival in the Irish festivals landscape. The...

When: October

    Where: Dromineer and Nenagh, Co Tipperary

Drumshanbo Written Word Weekend

A resurrection of Drumshanbo’s literary festival from 2009-2011. Two days of talking words. Event includes A Poetry Film Competition/Short Story Writing Class/Read your Own Work Night/Masterclass Conversations. ...

When: August

    Where: Drumshanbo, Connacht

Dublin Book Festival

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006. The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicizing and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors –...

When: November

    Where: Dublin, Leinster

Ennis Book Club Festival

An annual festival and social literary gathering for book club members and readers running since 2007 in Ireland’s friendliest town. A weekend of events takes place on the first weekend of March annually...

When: March

    Where: Ennis, Co. Clare

Franco-Irish Literary Festival

The Festival’s aim is to widen and enhance the long-standing friendship that exists between Ireland, France and other French-speaking countries. It welcomes writers in both the English and Irish languages, together with writers of the wider francophone world. Each year the festival presents a cent...

When: March

    Where: Dublin, Leinster

International Literature Festival Dublin

The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent and the country’s mos...

When: May

    Where: Dublin,

Listowel Writers’ Week

Listowel Writers’ Week is an international acclaimed literary festival devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovative events in the historic and intimate surroundings of Listowel, County Kerry. At the heart of this annual celebration is a commitment to developing and p...

When: May

    Where: Listowel, Co Kerry

Murder One

Ireland’s International Crime Writing Festival held in November every year with feature events across the summer. ...

When: October

    Where: Dublin,

Red Line Book Festival

Held in October each year, the Red Line Book Festival celebrates the very best in local, national and international writing. The festival takes place in various venues across South Dublin County and is funded by South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries and Arts. ...

When: October

    Where: South Dublin County,

Spike Island Literary Festival

Discover the inspirations behind your favorite authors in engaging panel discussions and experience the magic of pop-up readings by world-class writers in unique locations. Plus, don't miss the chance to meet a renowned literary agent and take the first steps towards publishing your own masterp...

When: August

    Where: Cobh, Cork

Strokestown International Poetry Festival

The festival consists of readings from poets across the spectrum, well-known and new voices - approximately twenty-four readings over three days. The Strokestown festival is famous for the large audiences that attend all readings and allied to the welcome, the friendliness and the scenery, the festi...

When: May

    Where: Strokestown, Co. Ros

Towers and Tales

Towers and Tales is an annual festival, held in Lismore Castle, celebrating the magic of contemporary children’s literature and illustration....

When: April

    Where: Lismore, Co. Waterf

West Cork Literary Festival

We have an exciting range of events lined up for you this July with over 35 events including outdoor events in Bantry, live zoom events, pre-recorded events, online workshops and professional development opportunities. ...

When: July

    Where: Bantry, Co Cork

Wild Atlantic Words Festival

Founded in 2016, the Wild Atlantic Words literary festival takes place every autumn in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The festival aims to celebrate the literary heritage of our rugged coastline over several days of readings, recitals, debates and reflection, while also acknowledging our new and emerging writ...

When: October

    Where: Castlebar, Cty Mayo

Write Time Festival

The Write Time Festival 2023 is packed with a range of events to inspire you to write, meet published, working authors, discover the craft of writing short stories and explore your options for getting published. We have a fantastic, diverse group of facilitators with most of the events taking place ...

When: September

    Where: Fingal, Co. Dublin