Welcome to the Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival Website

A Chairde,

Fáilte romhaibh go léir go Féile Litríochta Dhrom Inbhir agus an Aonaigh 2021.

Welcome to the 18th annual Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival.  Despite the restrictions and limitations of the past year, we have been working continuously to be ready to bring you a real live festival again this autumn.  We are so happy to be in a position to host and support so many talented writers and performers after the challenges lockdown imposed on the arts sector in the last 18 months.

We remain devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovative events in the historic and intimate surroundings of Nenagh and Lough Derg.

We are proud to present a packed programme, rich in imagination, designed to entertain, stimulate and excite you. We are delighted to introduce the best of our talented new young writers along with many household names.  We know they will delight, inspire and surprise you!

Personally, I would like to thank my dedicated committee and volunteers for their hard work in producing this festival.  Special thanks to our principal funders/partners, The Arts Council, Tipperary Co. Council, Creative Ireland, Nenagh Arts Centre, and all our local sponsors.

A léitheoirí is a scríbhneoirí, tá súil againn go mbainfidh sibh sult as gach uíle nóiméad den fhéile seo.

Geraldine McNulty


Festival Team

Geraldine McNulty, Chairperson / Programming

David McAvinchy, Vice Chairperson

Catherine Lahiff, Secretary

Geraldine Cronin, Treasurer

Committee members

Virginia O’Dowd, Margaret Kennedy, Margaret Folan, Kate Walsh, Kathleen O’Meara, Eddie Guerin, Ellen Whelan.

Liz Kelly, Programmer, Tipperary Co. Council, Festival Support Services.

Cormac Kinsella, PR and Social Media

Odhran Ducie, Festival Photographer

Programme 2021

Festival Gallery 2021


SOcial Media / nEWS

Facebook Posts

Wonderful achievement Donal. Huge congratulations.Huge congratulations to UL's Donal Ryan, Lecturer in Creative Writing, who has been awarded the Jean Monnet Prize for European Literature.

He becomes the first Irish writer to win the prize.

We're incredibly proud to have him at UL:
#Limerick #StudyatUL
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Best of luck to Andrew Flynn and Decadent Theatre Company . Looking forward to EDEN at Nenagh Arts Centre this weekend.Andrew Flynn brings EDEN by Eugene O'Brien to his home town of #Nenagh for two nights this weekend.

Coming to Nenagh Arts Centre
Friday 15th October

Saturday 16th October

Starring Patrick Ryan and Maeve Fitzgerald.

📣 “Andrew Flynn’s absorbing production unflinchingly exposes the power of story to convince and corrupt, and the discrepancy between appearance and reality ” Irishtheatremagazine
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Great to have Decadent Theatre Company in Nenagh this weekend . Looking forward to it!!We can't wait to have Decadent Theatre Company's 'Eden' with us this Friday & Saturday.

Directed by Nenagh's own Andrew Flynn and starring Maeve Fitzgerald & Patrick Ryan 'Eden' tells the powerful story of an ordinary relationship on an extraordinary weekend.

💻Booking www.nenagharts.com/eventcat/theatre/
#rtesupportingthearts #DecadentTheatre #eden #EugeneOBrien #PatrickRyan #MaeveFitzgerald #redrock
Tipperary Arts Office Tipperary County Council Nenagh Guardian TipperaryLive.ie Tipperary Page Tipp FM Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival The Nenagh Players
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Meet our 3rd and 4th class young poets. What wonderful creativity we have in our schools! Please take a moment to read these amazing pieces. Our thanks to our judge, poet Eileen Sheehan and our sponsors The Nenagh Bookshop. We were delighted to welcome Michael O Meara ( Cathaoirleach of Nenagh Municipal District) and Melanie Scott Tipperary Arts Office to the awards ceremony.
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Meet our 5th and 6th class young poets. Please take a moment to read these wonderful pieces of work, the winning entries. Huge thanks to our judge, poet Eileen Sheehan and our sponsors The Nenagh Bookshop. We were delighted to have Cathaoirleach of Nenagh Municipal District Michael O Meara and Tipperary Arts Office Melanie Scott in attendance for the prize giving.
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Tipperary County Council

The Arts Council

Creative Ireland

Nenagh Arts Centre

Derg Cheese

The Scullery

John Hanly & Company Woollen Mills

The Nenagh Bookshop



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