Dingle Lit Founders

Founder’s Roll Call

Many thanks for the support of these generous Founders

The Carol Cronin Gallery

The Carol Cronin Gallery, Dingle Based. Irish artist Carol Cronin’s large-format seascapes capture the power and ever changing moods of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged West Kerry coast.

Dingle Benners Hotel

Benners Hotel, Main Street, Dingle. Benners’ old world charm and elegance will captivate you from the moment you arrive. Dingle Benners Hotel is one of the most luxurious Dingle hotels, offering you the best of both worlds – traditional Irish warmth and comfort coupled with the best of modern facilities.

Dingle Bookshop

Dingle Bookshop, Green Street. The westernmost bookshop in Europe. We don’t just have the book you wanted, we have the book you never knew you wanted!

Dingle Skellig Hotel

Dingle Skellig Hotel is situated on the magnificent coast of the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. As a premier 4 star hotel, we are dedicated to providing excellent service to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay for our guests.

Dingle Tasting Tour

The Dingle Tasting Tour is an exciting mix of tasting and sightseeing in Irelands No. 1 foodie town. Our experienced guides will take you through the beautiful port town of Dingle, visiting some of the towns best food and beverage locations.

Fenton’s Restaurant

Fenton’s Restaurant, Green Street, is one of the best loved restaurants in Kerry and one of the most popular places to eat in Dingle.

Greenmount House, Dingle

Greenmount House, Dingle is a luxurious, award winning, boutique style B&B. Blissfully peaceful, it has generously spacious rooms with the relaxed atmosphere and charming ambience of a country house, while remaining personal, friendly and refreshingly understated

Holden Leathergoods

Holden Leathergoods.

Since 1989, Conor Holden has been designing and making luxury leathergoods in the Old Schoolhouse on the shores of Dingle Harbour. His handbags, leather briefcases, purses & wallets are carefully thought out and exquisitely hand crafted using only the finest leathers. The Workshop is situated just outside Dingle in Co Kerry, on the Slea Head Drive.

Leac a Ré Crafts, 6 Sraid Na trá, Daingean uí Chúis

Metro Music

Metro Music, Dublin.


PaulKirkMusic PaulKirkMusic Studio is nestled between Mount Eagle and Mount Brandon on the Dingle Peninsula. Musicians, Singers, Poets etc who wish to experience a gentle low cost introduction to recording are most welcome. Proceeds are donated to Cancer Charities within Kerry. See the website www.paulkirkmusic.com

Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University in Dingle. Using Dingle as the campus classroom, students live the Irish experience through hands-on seminars and field trips led by accomplished scholars and local experts. All courses feature active engagement and immersion – both in and out of the classroom.

Being a Founder

A huge thank you to the Dingle Literary Festival Founders. Your name is now connected to the festival, in perpetuity as it becomes part of the cultural heritage of the Dingle Peninsula.

Each Founder is entitled to

  • Their name associated with the Festival in perpetuity
  • Acknowledged as a Founder in the festival programme and website
  • The option for your business name and logo included on all marketing materials, local, regional, national and international.
  • Two invitations and VIP entry passes to Friday evening opening ceremony
  • Two tickets for all festival events (excluding writers’s workshops) for five years