Dairena Ní Chinnéide dingle literary festival

Dairena Ní Chinnéide
Scríbhneoir Cónaitheach d’Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne i bpáirt le hEalaíon na Gaeltachta

File sa dá theanga í Dairena Ní Chinnéide. I measc naoi gcnuasach filíochta atá foilsithe aici tá Fé Gheasa : Spellbound’ Arlen House (2016), Cloithear Aistear Anama, Coiscéim (2013), Labhraíonn Fungie / Fungie Speaks Ponc Press (2015). Scríobhann sí leaganacha aistrithe do chuid dá cuid filíochta. ‘Sé’n leabhar ‘DELETED’ le Salmon Poetry, a céad cnuasach as Béarla. I measc na ngradam a bronnadh uirthe tá Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship, Dámhachtana Litríochta Gaeilge ón gComhairle Ealaíon agus Ealaín na Gaeltachta, as tionscadail cosúil le leaganacha aistrithe d’fhilíocht an bhanfhile Rúisigh Marina Tsvetaeva a chríochtnú is a stáitsiú mar chuid d’Fhéíle Litríochta Gaeilge IMRAM agus cnuasach ar théama na táirseachúlachta. Is minic í ar stáitse ag léamh a cuid filíochta ag imeachtaí litríochta agus féilte in Éirinn, sam Eoraip agus i Ståit Aontaithe Mheiriceá.

Dairena Ní Chinnéide is a bilingual poet. The most recent of her nine published collections is Fé Gheasa : Spellbound (Arlen House, (2016). Among her previous collections are An Trodaí & Dánta Eile / The Warrior & Other Poems, Cló Iar Chonnacht, (2006), Cloithear Aistear Anama, Coiscéim, (2013), and Labhraíonn Fungie / Fungie Speaks, Ponc Press (2015). DELETED by Salmon Poetry is her first collection in English. She has received numerous awards for her writing including Irish Language Literature Bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland , Ealaín na Gaeltachta and a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship. She was Irish Language Writer-in-Residence for DCU (Dublin City University) 2017-2018. She has performed her poetry at festivals and literary events throughout Ireland, Europe and the United States of America.


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.

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