Welcome to the Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival Website

From its first event in November 2004, the Festival has grown into a much loved and warmly anticipated event in the autumn literary calendar. Each year we bring together writers and readers, nurturing and celebrating creative expression. Our 2019 programme offered something for readers and writers of all ages and included poetry, prose, memoir, journalism, drama, music, and performance. We brought some of the most exciting (upcoming and established) writers and poets to take part in last year’s festival and we are now looking forward to the 2020 festival.

It is intended that the Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival 2020 will take place from the first to the fourth of October. The Festival will have a shortened programme and limited audiences this year, to take Covid-19 restrictions into account.  The exciting line-up of events are being recorded and will be made available online. All events will adhere to Covid-19 protocols, therefore numbers are limited for each event and booking is essential. Bookings can be made through The Nenagh Arts Centre and details for booking will be available soon. In these unprecedented times, our plans may change and the festival will go ahead assuming that there is no change in government advice. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Programme 2020

Festival Gallery 2020


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A big thank you to Geraldine Mills, Monique Mielke Eddie Guerin @Marie_Barrett, Pat Donnellan, Margaret Hickey, Philip Spillane, Betty Gough, Anna Maria Zechner, Kevin Chesser, Julia McNamara, Mary Rourke, Joe Conmy and Eileen Smith for their choice of words that mapped our online event last night.
"Passages of Poetry" brought light into our lives and connected poets and listeners from Austria, Limerick, Massachusetts, Nenagh, Loughrea, Mountshannon, Woodford, Lorrha, Galway and Portumna.
And a huge thank you for the music from The Whileaways with Swallows Returning. www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3r8X47MNtg
Poetry Ireland / Éigse Éireann Mountshannon Arts Portumna Town Visit Lorrha & Dorrha Visit Portumna Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival
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Delighted to see this stunning pic by our festival photographer Odhran Ducie, OD Photography featured in The Irish Times and the Irish Examiner this weekend. Will Fogarty, Fear na Coillte Chainsaw Sculptures adds the finishing touches to his amazing carving at Terryglass.
Terryglass Tidy Towns Tipperary Arts Office Tipperary Tourism Nenagh Arts Centre Shorelines Arts Festival
Discover Lough Derg
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Happy Easter everyone 🐣
Enjoy and stay safe!!
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Best wishes to festival director Liz Kelly and all involved with Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival this weekend.
Best of luck from all at DNLF
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Please support Daffodil Day tomorrow! Two of our wonderful committee members, Geraldine Lynn Cronin and Margaret Kennedy pictured with members of Nenagh District Flower and Garden Club by OD Photography promoting this very worthy cause . See link below. ... See MoreSee Less

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Maurice and Maire Foley
Dr Christine O’Malley
Mark and Liadhan Hassett
John and Fedelma Tierney
AIB Bank
Dr Pat and Mareta Harrold
Dennis Ryan and Eta O’Brien
Donal O’Connor
Cinnamon Alley
Jim and Noreen O’Sullivan Rocky’s Bar
Jacques Lumbroso Echo IT Donal Bray
Nenagh Credit Union
David Peters Kennedy and Valette Insurance
Eddie Guerin
Cronin Architects
Dearbhla and Colm Chadwick

Dennis Finnerty
Donal and Marie Whelan
Charles Stanley Smith and Elizabeth McGrath
Derg Cheese
The Scullery
Oscar Wilde Water
Denis and Dorothy Finnerty
Alan Kelly T.D.
Tiermoyle Honey
Bistro 41
The Thatched Cottage
The Peppermill
Hanly Tweeds
The Whiskey Still



Loc8 Code: L70-74-M12 (Lough Derg Yacht Club).

GPS Coordinates: 52.925917,-8.275806


The nearest railway stations to Dromineer are Nenagh (limited service), Thurles and Limerick. Rail information: www.irishrail.ie


To get to Dromineer leave the M7 at EXIT 26 and follow the GREEN signs for the N52, signposted ‘Tullamore, Borrisokane, Nenagh’. Continue through a number of roundabouts on the N52 to the Dromineer Road Roundabout where you take the first exit onto the R495 signposted ‘Dromineer, Ballycommon, Lough Derg’. The N52 is a ring road around Nenagh so there is no need to enter the town centre.

Get directions via the AA Route Planner


Shannon Airport has connecting flights from many UK, European and US locations.  www.shannonairport.com