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Category: Literature

Author Peig McManus in Conversation with Dermot Bolger

Peig McManus was born into the last of the Dublin tenements in North King Street in the early 1940s and moved to Cabra West as a young child. She recorded her remarkable life in her acclaimed 2023 memoir I Will Be Good. A woman before her time, Peig faced down class barriers to blaze a trail for social and educational reform in Ireland. Now in her eightiges, Peig shares her inspiring story, along with memories of the area in which she grew up, in interview with acclaimed writer and festival friend Dermot Bolger.

Justine McCarthy in conversation with Sharon Ní Bheoláin

Award-winning journalist and Irish Times columnist Justine McCarthy in conversation with RTÉ’s Sharon Ní Bheoláin, on a career spanning four decades of Irish life, which is captured in Justine’s acclaimed book An Eye on Ireland. Journeying through the country’s social, cultural and political change, a-not-to be missed discussion by two leading figures in Irish media.


Sharon Ní Bheolain


The Patients All Seemed Happy – Poetry Reading

Poet Lianne O’Hara will read from a series of new poems commissioned by Grangegorman Histories, documenting the experiences of patients and staff at Grangegorman Mental Health Hospital. She will be joined by Professor of Psychiatry Brendan Kelly, author of Asylum: Inside Grangegorman.



Meet author Peter Donnelly 

Join best-selling author and illustrator Peter Donnelly (The President’s series) for an exciting reading and draw-a-long from his latest book, Little WolfCome meet the Little Wolf puppet in a fun interactive event for 5-8 year olds. This event is kindly sponsored by Dublin City Libraries.

Mike McCormack and Claire Kilroy 

Leading author Mike McCormack, whose book Solar Bones won the prestigious IMPAC award in 2018, in conversation with friend and author Claire Kilroy, who’s 2023 novel Soldier Sailor was named Times Novel of the Year . The pair will discuss their recent work, the influence of parenthood in a writer’s life and more. Moderated by book publisher Ciara Considine.

The Tower Ghost

Children’s Literature

In The Tower Ghost, three girls race to uncover the secrets of their haunted school – before a killer strikes again. Join author Natasha Mac a’Bháird to find out all about writing a whodunnit. Can you be a detective? Examine clues, interview suspects and solve a mystery! Suitable for age 9+.