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The 2020 Dingle Literary Festival had to “convert” to being only online because of the prevailing pandemic restrictions. This was a big ask for a fledgling book festival that looked to inspire attendees by being located in the wonderful landscape of the Dingle Peninsula.  However, the volunteer group that make up the festival committee took on the task. With a little help from our friends and the Arts Council of Ireland, we did it. On this page you can review the author events that happened, browse a who was who of authors at the festival and check out the writers’ workshops that happened.

A bit about Dingle Lit

Dingle Lit was established in 2019 to create a literary festival in West Kerry. The Dingle Literary Festival is a book festival that celebrates living writers, established and emerging, as well as honouring the literary heritage of the area. Festival events happen in both Irish and English. The event aim to reflect the diversity of literature and range across fiction, non-fiction, poetry, flash fiction, and more. We aim to appeal to all age groups.

What the book festival is all about

The Dingle Lit vision is that the Dingle Literary Festival is a place where literature, language and landscape converge, creating moments to share stories, connecting minds and allowing magic to blossom.
Our mission includes delivering a robust and enduring annual literary festival, incorporating both Irish and English language events on an equal footing.
To elevate and celebrate the richness of Irish language and literature in contemporary life.
To encourage a vibrant, relevant literary community which supports both established and emerging writers.
We aim to spark discussion, foster innovation and collaboration in the arts and create a multigenerational community of readers and write

Dingle Lit is run by a volunteer committee and operates as a not for profit organisation. Any surplus generated is used to support subsequent book festival activities