The Dalkey Book Festival takes place every year in June. It was set up by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams in 2010. Since then the festival has hosted internationally renowned
The Dalkey Book Festival takes place every year in June. It was set up by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams in 2010. Since then the festival has hosted internationally renowned writers, including Booker Prize winners, a Nobel Laureate, Impac winners, Oscar winners and Costa winners.
With its rich literary heritage, Dalkey is the perfect spot for a literary festival of books and ideas. It was the birthplace of George Bernard Shaw, schoolhouse of James Joyce and playground to Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien, Dalkey is also home to the likes of Joseph O’Connor, Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan.
The charm of the Dalkey Book Festival is undoubtedly the intimate nature of the numerous events, which take place in pubs, cafes, shops, schools and the local town hall as well as the medieval graveyard, the secret garden marquee and the Masonic Lodge. Dalkey is the kind of place where you will casually bump into some of the world’s greatest writers, in the parks, pubs and cafes of this compact town.
Dalkey is approximately half an hour’s drive from the centre of Dublin and is on the DART train line with all festival venues within a five minutes walk from the DART.
For full details of all the events and to book tickets please visit the Dalkey Book Festival website at dalkeybookfestival.org. You can also follow on Facebook or Twitter for the very latest information. If you have any queries then please email [email protected].
13 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 16 (Sunday) 11:59 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time
Various venues around Dalkey
Dalkey, Co. Dublin