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

  • Festival Gallery 2020


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Just one more day....🚨 Just one more day to make sure your favourite gets your vote ahead of the virtual awards on the 25th November! 🤩 Get yourself over to www.anpostirishbookawards.ie/vote2020 before 6pm tomorrow to make your vote count!! GO GO GO #APIBAS #ReadersWanted ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to DNLF secretary Catherine Lahiff and former chairperson Eleanor Hooker on having their memoir pieces featured in ‘A Page from My Life’. 150 pieces were selected for publication from 2500 entries. A beautiful book with all proceeds benefiting the Laura Lynn House charity. Eleanor has also been shortlisted for An Post Irish Book Awards 2020. Well done ladies. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks so much to Garry Cotter and his team at Nenagh Guardian for the great coverage of our primary schools poetry competition in this weeks issue. Out now .... get your copy!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet our 3rd and 4th class category winners and enjoy their wonderful poems!! Our photo shows joint 1st place winner Iarlaith Ó Donnacha holding his winning entry. Múinteoir Gemma holds 3rd place winner Moya NÍ Riain's entry. Also in photo, our highly commended entrants from Gaelscoil Aonach Urmhumhan. Well done to our joint 1st place winner, Benjamin Mulligan from Carrig NS and our 2nd place winner Seán O Looney, Kilruane NS.
The Nenagh Bookshop Geraldine Mitchell
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Congratulations Paul McNamara . Well done to our very first ‘writer in residence’ at Dromineer Nenagh Literary Featival. Great achievement. ... 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.

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