Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2020

03apr(apr 3)9:00 am05(apr 5)11:59 pmFranco-Irish Literary Festival 2020Due the current Coronavirus situation the 21st Franco-Irish Literary Festival has been postponed and will now take place on the 26-28 March 2021 with the same theme and the same guests!TypeFestivals,LiteraryCountyDublin

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Given the current circumstances with the Coronavirus, this year’s Franco-Irish Literary Festival is being postponed and will now take place on the 26-28 March 2021 with the same theme and the same guests! It is never too late to “Make a Better World”!

The 21st anniversary edition of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival will take place starting on the 3rd of April and finishing on the 5th of April in Dublin Castle & Alliance Française de Dublin.

The aim of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival 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 central theme with this years being ‘Making a Better World’. Writers, professionals and artists of the English, Irish or French language are given the opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas on the subject in an informal setting.

Amongst the prominent guests this at this years Franco-Irish Literary Festival will be documentarist Nicolas Hulot, poet Michael Longley, editor Sarah Davis-Goff, journalist Aymeric Caron, writers Natacha Kanapé Fontaine and Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, vocalist Siobhra Quinlan, and many more!

The Franco-Irish Literary Festival’s will commence on Friday at 3pm  when international concert pianist Máire Carroll joins singer Síobhra Quinlan and other guests for an afternoon of music at Dublin Castle. Later on the evening will kick off at the multimedia French library located within Alliance Française Dublin’s city headquarters. This is situated at the corner of Nassau and Kildare Street in the heart of the capital, the first day will centre around a special performance.

This will then be followed on Saturday at Dublin Castle with the main events, book sales and various exhibitions taking place. The festival will then come to an end with a literary brunch on Sunday back at Alliance Française HQ.

The Franco-Irish Literary Festival offers a rare opportunity to spend three days in an exciting and stimulating literary environment. All events are open to the public and free of charge with simultaneous interpreting being provided in English and French.

For full details and further information about events taking place over the festival, please visit, or follow on Facebook or Twitter for the latest details. If you have any queries about the festival then please email them to [email protected] or call +353 (0)1 638 1441.


03/04/2020 9:00 am - 05/04/2020 11:59 pm(GMT+00:00)

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