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

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Congratulations and very best wishes to Liz Kelly on your appointment as Director of Poetry Ireland / Éigse ÉireannPoetry Ireland is pleased to announce the appointment of Liz Kelly as the new Director of the organisation.

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Today marks 70 years of The Arts Council supporting the arts. DNLF would like to join in celebrating with Arts Council Ireland by sharing some of our favourite photographic memories from festival 2021 and recent events. This year we will celebrate our 19th festival and are most grateful and thankful for the support given to us by the Arts Council over the years.

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Wising all our families, friends, artists, supporters and sponsors a very happy Christmas 🎄 and all that is good for 2022. Stay safe and enjoy !!

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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