Listings/Events: Dromineer Literary Festival September 28 ~ October 2 2011


Festival launch is by Dr. Edward Walsh, @ 7.30pm Friday night September 30.  Announcement of competition winners

Meet the Authors ~ Jennifer Johnston & John MacKenna, Saturday night October 1 @ 8pm Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer, Adm €12/€10

Poetry Readings ~ Dermot Healy, Kerry Hardie & Catherine Phil MacCarthy, Thursday night September 29 @ 8pm Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer, Adm €5

Poetry Readings ~ Poetry Divas, a ‘poetry performance’, Saturday night, October 1 @ 10.30pm The Whiskey Still Pub, Dromineer,

Workshops ~ Poetry Workshop with Dermot Healy, Writing Workshop with Vincent McDonnell, Saturday October 1, both 10-12.30pm, Lough Derg Yacht Club, Adm €15 includes luncheon

Performance – Drama ~The Nenagh Players present A Grief Observed by C.S.Lewis, adapted for stage and also performed by Ronan Dodd, Sunday October 2 at Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer. Adm €10

Film ~ Short Film Premiere, by Media Arts Students at DIT Aungier St.  A ghost story, filmed in Dromineer, written and directed by George Hooker, Produced by Sorcha MacKenna, Saturday afternoon October 1, 3-4pm, Lough Derg Yacht Club, Adm Free

Film/Talk ~ ‘Hands’ Boatbuilder, David Shaw-Smith will give a talk on his landmark documentary series with guest Jimmy Furey. Saturday  October 1, 4-5.30pm, Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer, Adm €5

Afloat on Lough Derg ~ The Living Lake, a talk by scientists Rick Boelens & Dan Minchin on board the passenger vessel The Spirit of Killaloe. Sunday afternoon 3 -5pm from the public harbour in Dromineer. Adm €12/€10 (NB Booking is essential as places are strictly limited).

Festival Exhibition ~ Craft to Art, will feature violins by Luthier Reggie Goodbody, rushwork by Gerardine Wisdom, Bog Oak Sculptures by Dick Gough, swatches of wool and tweed as well as weaving tools from the Hanly Woollen Mills Museum, quilts by local quilt makers and samples of work by a bookbinder.

Contact/Bookings please contact Eleanor at or on 0877 53 52 07

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