When: September 30, 2022 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm...Read More
Welcome to the Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival Website
As we celebrate the 19th year of the festival from 30th September to 2nd October 2022, we invite you
to join us in the beautiful historic town of Nenagh and the environs of Lough Derg to indulge your interest in the world of books and literature.
We have new events, new venues, and I’m delighted to say, post Covid, we can welcome you back to our unique and inspiring venues like Nenagh Castle, Nenagh District Heritage Centre, and aboard the Ku-Ee-Tu on Lough Derg.
This year is the 230th anniversary of the 1792 Belfast Harp Festival, where Edward Bunting first notated our Irish music. To mark this the committee have commissioned poet and harpist, Emily Cullen, and local musician Eileen O’Brien, to compose and perform new works in word and music.
Set in the 800 year old Nenagh Castle with its’ wonderful acoustics, this promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s programme. Our young booklovers will enjoy workshops and poetry writing competitions. The programme offers important support to new and emerging writers and invites you to enjoy high quality creative experiences in the company of some of the leading names in
I want to thank my very dedicated committee and volunteers for the huge effort they put in to make the festival happen. Special thanks to our principal funders/partners The Arts Council, Tipperary Co.
Council, Creative Ireland, Nenagh Arts Centre, Nenagh Library, OPW and all our local sponsors and businesses, who make this a special weekend in our community. Thank you, whether you are a newcomer or a regular attendee, I hope you will have a weekend to remember full of inspiration, ideas and fun!
A léitheoirí is a scríbhneoirí, tá súil again go mbainfidh sibh sult as gach uile nóiméad den fhéile seo agus go mbeidh cuimhní áille agaibh agus sibh ár bhfágáil arís.
Chairperson and Festival Programmer
Geraldine McNulty, Chairperson / Programming
David McAvinchey, Vice Chairperson
Catherine Lahiff, Secretary
Geraldine Cronin, Treasurer
Virginia O’Dowd, Margaret Folan, Kate Walsh, Kathleen O’Meara, Ellen Whelan and Deirdre Ryan.
Cormac Kinsella, PR and Social Media
Odhran Ducie, Festival Photographer
Festival Gallery 2022
A SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Tipperary County Council
The Arts Council
Nenagh Arts Centre
John Hanly & Company Ltd
Borrisoleigh Bottling Ltd
Cáis na Tíre Farmhouse Cheese
David Peters Solicitors
Denis & Dorothy Finnerty
Echo IT Donal Bray
Florrie Purcell, The Scullery
Ger Gavin House of Gifts
Jackie Cahill TD
Jacques & Mary Lumbroso
Margaret and James Dodd
Michael Gilmartin Auctioneer
Michael Lowry TD
PJ and Sally Slattery, Dromineer
Dr. Pat & Mareta Harold
Tom McGrath, The Foodhall
The Nenagh Bookshop
The Thatched Cottage
Tim & Isabel Treacy
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