The Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas takes place over the weekend of the 7th to 9th of June this year and promises a weekend of stimulating dialogue and
The Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas takes place over the weekend of the 7th to 9th of June this year and promises a weekend of stimulating dialogue and discourse, gathering together intriguing minds from all over the world.Many are writers; but artists, film-makers, musicians, people who have experienced the extraordinary, or indeed people who simply wish to change the way we do things, are there too. The festival is a relatively low key affair, with a casual, friendly atmosphere.
Prize-winning novelists, poet laureates, genre-changing musicians, mind-expanding academics, journalists from far reaches of the globe, but also artists, film-makers, political commentators, musicians, architects – and regular people who have experienced the extraordinary – grace the stages across the weekend.
The Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas has become known for its laid back, friendly atmosphere, and for its extraordinary line-up of speakers. It takes place each year in the magnificent surroundings of Borris House, the seat of the High Kings of Leinster, situated at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains with the River Barrow meandering by. Spilling out into the pubs and halls of this idyllic village, the festival is a place that the curious find inspiring.
This year will see over 65 speakers participating in 50 events over the first weekend in June.
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