The Iron Mountain Literature Festival is a wide-ranging literary festival combining panels, readings, workshops and field trips that look to ideas central to an exploration of place, home and identity.
The Iron Mountain Literature Festival is a wide-ranging literary festival combining panels, readings, workshops and field trips that look to ideas central to an exploration of place, home and identity. It celebrates some of the best and most original of local and international writing in fiction, poetry and writing of all genres.
Over the past three years the Iron Mountain Literature Festival has established itself as a landmark gathering of strong and original voices in literature, music, architecture, ecology and history.
This year sees two of Ireland’s best-loved and popular authors, Marian Keyes and Michael Harding, as special guests. They will be reading from their work and discussing writing, social media, literary and popular fiction and their lives as writers.
The festival will also feature Professor Luke Gibbons who will give the inaugural John McGahern Memorial Lecture on aspects of McGahern’s writing in “At Home in the World: John McGahern, the Local and the Global” and the way in which his work balances a fidelity to the local with an openness to the stranger, the newcomer, the outsider. Celebrated actor Adrian Dunbar, will a give reading from McGahern’s work and discuss his favourite literature and his career in theatre, film and television.
On Sunday, the Iron Mountain Literary Festival joins with the Ballinagleara Traditional Music Festival for the Iron Mountain Session with readings and music in Rynn’s Bar, Ballinaglera. The session features Néillidh Mulligan, Mohammad Saif-Khan, Mary McPartlan, Edwina Guckian, Adrian Dunbar and Vincent Woods among others.
For full details of all the events and workshops and to book tickets, please visit ironmountainfestival.ie. You can also follow the Festival on Facebook for the latest details. If you have any queries then please send an email to [email protected].
5 (Saturday) 11:00 am - 6 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
Leitrim County Council Arts OfficeTel: +353 (0)71 962 1694; Email: [email protected] Iron Mountain Literature Festival, Leitrim County Council Arts Office, Aras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland