Limerick Literary Festival 2018

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The theme of this years Limerick Literary Festival is ‘Bridging the Gap’. This will be the 34th in honour of the life and works of Kate O’Brien, one of Limerick’s most authors. It was formerly known as the Kate O’Brien Weekend.

The Limerick Literary Festival seeks to promote Limerick nationally as a place of literary excellence and to provide a platform where readers can meet their favourite authors and other readers.

The official opening of the Festival will happen on Friday, February 23rd at 6pm in Limerick City Gallery of Art in Pery Square, and will be performed by Billy Keane. This will be followed with a recital of As Music and Splendour with Mezzo-Soprano Martha O’Brien.

Deirdre Sullivan, Kit de Waal, Fergal Keane, Kevin Barry Lisa McInerney and John MacKenna will deliver talks at Limerick City Gallery of Art.

At The Belltable, Jana Fischerova will present a lecture, ‘The Prohibition of Mary Lavelle’, as a Turning Point in Kate O’Brien’s Career.

New events this year will include poetry readings by Alice Kinsella from her debut collection Flower Press, at Limerick City Library; a graphic novel event featuring Philip Barrett and Declan Shalvey at Ormston House, and Getting a Novel Published – from Pitch to Publication, by authors Sarah Moore Fitzgerald and Dan Mooney at Narrative 4.

Dolans will host an evening of readings and conversations with Blindboy Boatclub and Kevin Barry, as well as a night of live music, celebrating the power of protest music and performance.

Full details of all the events taking place over the festival weekend, can be found by visiting the Limerick Literary Festival website

For tickets please visit The Lime Tree Theatre website.

For tickets for the events at Dolans visit Dolans Tickets.


february 22 (Thursday) - 25 (Sunday)(GMT+00:00)

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