Echoes 2019

Echoes 2019 Celebrating Community in Contemporary Writing in Ireland

October 4th – 6th

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!

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 *

Sunday October 6th 11am, Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre, Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers Guided Walk

Walk tickets: €12.95

Other Friday and Sunday events to be announced!

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