When: October 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm...Read More
Welcome to the Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival Website
As we celebrate the 20th year of the festival from 5th to 8th October 2023, 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 planned a fascinating series of events and bookings are now open.
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
Catherine Lahiff, Secretary
Geraldine Cronin, Treasurer
Kate McGrath, Assistant treasurer
Virginia O’Dowd, Margaret Folan, Ellen Whelan.
Cormac Kinsella, PR and Social Media
Odhran Ducie, Festival Photographer
A Message from Our Patron, Author Donal Ryan
I’m deeply honoured to have been asked to serve as patron to the Dromineer Nenagh Literary Festival. This part of the world is steeped in all forms of narrative art, and this annual celebration of storytelling and literature lifts our beautiful town, its verdant hinterlands, and the voices of its people onto a national and global stage.
This year, as every year, writers and artists from all over the world, from debutantes to household names, join local chroniclers and custodians of our rich histories and our endless vaults of stories in a celebration of the unifying power of creativity, the infinite potential of the arts to recognise, confront and offer solutions to the problems of this fracturing world, to generate empathy, and to create and sustain friendships and peace.
The massive waves of energy and passion required to bring about this convergence of light and beauty on our beloved home are generated by a small committee of incredibly dedicated and talented people. We all owe a debt of gratitude to the volunteers who, year after year, give so much of themselves to ensure that North Tipperary takes its place proudly among the festival destinations of the world. Thank you for your generosity, your tireless spirit, and for your wonderful work.
Festival Exhibition – River Traces
Throughout October 2023 at Nenagh Arts Centre DNLF commissioned artist, Bridget Flannery, to create our festival exhibition, inspired by words from Donal Ryan’s ‘The Queen of Dirt Island’.
‘He couldn’t find a word that would explain their walks through the callaghs, following a path by the shallow stream that led from the village to the shore of the lake, and stopping there on a tiny half moon of shingle beach …’
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
Carey Glass UC
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