Echoes – Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers

ECHOES… begins with the staging of Aches and Pains by Maeve Binchy adapted by Shay Linehan on Friday 5th at 7.30pm in Dalkey Castle. Maeve offers hilarious, tongue-in-cheek advice on:  terrific things to do when getting older, how to give up drink and many more unique and ‘Maeviously’ wonderful perspectives on life. To hear an interview with Sean Rocks on RTE’s Arena and Margaret Dunne, the Director of ‘Aches and Pains’ click on the image below.

ECHOES full day (10.00am -5.00pm) of talks, discussions, readings and dramatisations will take place on Saturday 6th October. Dr. Melissa Sihra’s TCD will give the keynote address. Writers include: Gordon Snell, Henrietta Mc Kervey, Declan Hughes, Patricia Scanlan, Sheila O’Flanagan, Claudia Carroll, Frank McGuinness and Catherine Dunne. Seán Rocks and Caroline Erskine will be on hand to steer the discussions. 

Prof Diarmaid Ferriter will draw proceedings to a close with ‘Maeve Binchy the Historian of Modern Ireland’.

Full programme on

Early Bird Full Day Tickets €45 (Limited availability).

Full day tickets thereafter €55.

Half day tickets (morning or afternoon) at €30 each

ECHOES lead sponsor is Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Co Co.

Other support from Creative Ireland, Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland.