Echoes – Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers

See highlights from ECHOES 2018.

Echoes 2019 Celebrating Community in Contemporary Writing in Ireland

Maeve Binchy believed that shared experiences created and fostered communities.  ECHOES 2019 explores the concept of community in contemporary writing in Ireland. Featuring an exciting and diverse line-up of writers, festival topics include our collective identity as an island nation, how real life is reflected in modern fiction, and the adventures of Irish writers abroad!

Friday October 4th – Maeve Binchy’s ‘Aches & Pains’ – 7.30pm

Adapted for stage by Shay Linehan, Directed by Margaret Dunne.

Starring: Michael Heavey and Margaret Toomey

The late Shay Linehan captured the essence of Maeve’s book in this sensitive, laugh-out-loud adaptation.  The play is set in a recuperation ward where two post-operative ‘hippies’, Ann and Stan, try to figure out the best way to tackle life, armed only with a plastic hip and a positive attitude.

Tickets are €17.50. 

Saturday October 5th featuring:

Chris Binchy *Andrea Carter * Fionn Davenport * Hazel Gaynor * Carlo Gebler* Christine Dwyer Hickey * Ibrahim Halawa * Róisín Ingle * Madeleine Keane * Cathy Kelly * Mary Pat Kelly * Olivia O’Leary * Lynn Ruane * Gordon Snell * Jo Spain *

Early Bird Full Day Tickets €45 (until 15th Sept. limited number available).

Full Day Tickets €55

Half day tickets (morning or afternoon) €30 

Sunday October 6th 11am, Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers Guided Walk in Dalkey

Walk tickets: €12.95

Information and booking for all events at  Booking via Eventbrite. Booking fees apply.

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ECHOES lead sponsors Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Co Co. and BIM FLAG

Other support from Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland.