Location: St James, Main Street, Dingle

Date/Dáta:  Friday 19 November 2021

Time/Am:  16.30 IST/GMT

Book Launch: Port na bPúcaí

Ponc Press present their latest title, a celebration of one of Corca Dhuibhne’s most famous and elusive tunes. Plucked from the air on the Great Blasket island, it has found a lasting place in the folklore and culture of the area. In Irish and English, the book comprises a specially commissioned essay by Feargal Mac Amhlaoibh, a popular version of the tale, Robin Flower’s interpretation, the lyrics to the song and a contemporary response by local poet Emer Fallon. It is illustrated by Bob Ó Cathail.

Seoladh leabhar: Port na bPúcaí

Teideal nua ó Ponc Press Gaeilge /Bearla. Tá leagan coitianta den scéal, mar atá i gcuntas Bhlaithín, agus liricí an amhráin curtha le chéile againn. Tugadh cuireadh don bhfile áitiúil, Emer Fallon, freagra comhaimseartha a scríobh. Is le Bob Ó Cathail na léaráidí. Tagann an leabhar seo sna sála ar ‘Carraig an Ghiorria’ sa sraith seo againne


The Dingle Literary Festival was established in 2019 to create an annual book festival to bring readers and authors together in West Kerry. It’s a literary festival that celebrates living writers as well as honouring the literary heritage of the area. Festival events happen in both Irish and English and range across all genres and age groups. We present both author events and writers’ workshops.

Our vision is of a festival where literature, language and landscape converge to create moments to share stories, to connect minds and allow magic to blossom. It’s a place that sparks discussion, fosters innovation and collaboration in the arts and creates a multigenerational community of readers and writers.

The Dingle Literary Festival is a book festival that elevates and celebrates the richness of Irish language and literature in contemporary life. We encourage a vibrant, relevant literary community to support both established and emerging writers.

Follow this link for news of this year’s festival