Echoes – Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers

See highlights from ECHOES 2018.

Echoes 2019 Celebrating Community in Contemporary Writing in Ireland – October 4th – 6th

ECHOES Maeve Binchy and Irish Writers festival is back from October 4th to 6th!

Echoes is Ireland’s only literary weekend with Maeve Binchy at its heart.

Featuring the best of Irish writing and contemporary writers, this year it celebrates community in contemporary writing in Ireland.

Friday 4th October. The Festival opens at 7.30pm with Maeve Binchy’s Aches and Pains  adapted by the late, greatly missed Shay Linehan.

Saturday 5th (9.30am-12.45pm & 2.00pm-5.00pm) has an exciting and diverse line-up of writers including Cathy Kelly, Jo Spain, Olivia O’Leary, Carlo Gebler, Hazel Gaynor, Chris Binchy, and Lynn Ruane with Clelia Murphy and Deirdre O’Kane.

Festival topics include Ireland’s collective identity as an island nation, how real life is reflected in modern fiction, and the adventures of Irish writers abroad.

Sunday October 6th 11am Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers Guided Walk begins in the Writers’ Gallery at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre and finishes in the Maeve Binchy Memorial Garden at Dalkey Library. 


Friday 4th Oct at 7.30pm €17.50 (BOOKED OUT)

Saturday 5th 9.30am-12.45pm and 2pm-5pm

At Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

Full day: €55

Half day (morning or afternoon): €30

Sunday October 6th €12.95

Information and booking for all events at

Booking via Eventbrite. Book Here . Booking fees apply.

Supported by DLR Festivals and Events and FLAG

Watch out for details of ECHOES 2020 – 2nd – 4th October.