Friday 22nd November
10.30 am Creative Non Fiction Workshop with Kevin Breathnach. More details here.
7.00pm Opening ceremony.
8.00pm Fintan O’Toole shares his thoughts on where Ireland and Irish culture will be in 2020. Tickets available on the door.
Saturday 23rd November
10.00 am Poetry Workshop with Annemarie Ní Churreáin and Nicholas McLachlan. More details here.
10.00 am Flash Fiction Workshop with Nuala O’Connor. Workshop Sold Out
10.00 am Writing in Irish Workshop with Dairena Ní Chinnéide. More details here.
11.00 am Ireland’s leading performance nutritionist Daniel Davey talking food to win. More details here.
11.00 am Caroline Foran tells how she turned anxiety into an ally. More details here.
2.00 pm Memoir, Loss and Family with bestselling author Ian Maleney. More details here.
2.00 pm Dhá sheisiún scéalaíochta le Sinéad Ní Uallacháin, dírithe ar aoisghrúpaí faoi leith. Dingle Skellig Hotel, Movie Room
3.00 pm Telling the stories behind the personal ads in our newspaper is Brian O’Connell. More details here.
3.00 pm An Cafe Liteartha – SAOL AGUS SAOTHAR CEATHRAR ÚDAR GAEILGE. Seán Ó Luing, Annraoi Ó Liatháin, Úna Ní Mhaoileoin agus Dónall Mac Amhlaigh.
4.00 pm Celebrate the Unrepented Propagandist that was Dorothy Macardle with Leeann Lane. More details here.
5.00 pm Hear Mike Hanrahan recounts his travels with Stockton’s Wing and Ronnie Drew. More details here.
6.00 pm Launch of Deleted by Dairena Ni Chinneide, John Benny’s Pub, Strand Street.
7.00 pm Take part in a transatlantic Book Club discussion of The Mistletoe Matchmaker when we host a Skype discussion with friends in the John Boyle O’Reilly Club, Springfield, Massachusetts.
6.00 pm to 8.00 pm Trad music session hosted by The Dingle Pub. Just across the road from Benners. Everyone welcome – a great way to warm up for A Celebration of Aisling.
8.00 pm A Celebration of Aisling with Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght. More details here.
8.00 pm Celebrate the writings of one of the best-known Irish writers of his generation: Maidhc Dainín O’Sé with readings, songs and dancing. More info here
Sunday 24th November
11.00 am Want to know how to get published? Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin will tell you all there is to know. More details here.
1.00 pm Hear from Úna-Minh Caomhánach about what it was like to grow up in Gaeltacht Ireland after adoption from Vietnam. More details here.
2.00 pm Listen to Hugo Hamilton talk books and writing. More details here.
4.00 pm Local Author Showcase with Barbara Byar, Breda Joy and Luke Eastwood
4.00 pm Join Trevis L. Gleeson and celebrate the publication of his second book: The Burren Dinners.
8.00 pm Celebrating the poetry of Domhnall Mac Síthigh with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Matt Griffin and Glen Hansard.