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View the 2016 Programme below. 2017 Programme will be announced in the Spring.

Sunday
17 July

2016

An Afternoon with Carol Drinkwater

An Afternoon with Carol Drinkwater (The Forgotten Summer) - Bantry House

17 July 2016
15.00
Admission: €18

OPENING RECEPTION OF THE 18TH WEST CORK LITERARY FESTIVAL

OPENING RECEPTION OF THE 18TH WEST CORK LITERARY FESTIVAL - Bantry Library

17 July 2016
18:00
Admission: FREE

David Mitchell

David Mitchell - Maritime Hotel

17 July 2016
21:45
Admission: €16

Monday
18 July

2016

Michael Mc Swiney: Exhibition of Paintings

Michael Mc Swiney: Exhibition of Paintings - Organico

18 July 2016
09:00
Admission: FREE

THE WCLF LETTER CAFÉ

THE WCLF LETTER CAFÉ - Organico

18 July 2016
09:00
Admission: FREE

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION: CONJURING WORDS

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION: CONJURING WORDS (ALL WEEK) - Bantry Library

18 July 2016
09:30
Admission: FREE

Coffee & Chat with Carmel Somers

Coffee & Chat with Carmel Somers (of The Good Things Cafe) - Bantry House Tearoom

18 July 2016
10:00
Admission: €10

The Book Clinic Comes To Bantry

The Book Clinic Comes To Bantry

18 July 2016
10:00
Admission: FREE

David Murphy – Walking on Ripples: The Angling Life

David Murphy – Walking on Ripples: The Angling Life - Bantry Bookshop

18 July 2016
11:15
Admission: FREE

Caitriona Lally: Eggshells and Gavin McCrea: Mrs Engels

Caitriona Lally: Eggshells and Gavin McCrea: Mrs Engels - Bantry Library

18 July 2016
13:00
Admission: FREE

EDITOR-IN-RESIDENCE with HANNAH GRIFFITHS SOLD OUT

EDITOR-IN-RESIDENCE with HANNAH GRIFFITHS SOLD OUT (Various dates & times) - Maritime Hotel

18 July 2016
14:00
Admission: €50

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Louis de Bernières: The Dust That Falls From Dreams

Louis de Bernières: The Dust That Falls From Dreams - Maritime Hotel

18 July 2016
14:30
Admission: €18

Literary Agent: Carole Blake

Literary Agent: Carole Blake

18 July 2016
14:30
Admission: €20

The Mighty Dynamo by Kieran Crowley

The Mighty Dynamo by Kieran Crowley (9-12 years)

18 July 2016
15:00
Admission: €5

Theo Dorgan, Sarah Howe and Jo Shapcott

Theo Dorgan, Sarah Howe and Jo Shapcott - Maritime Hotel

18 July 2016
18:30
Admission: €16

An Evening with John Banville

An Evening with John Banville (The Blue Guitar) - Maritime Hotel

18 July 2016
20:30
Admission: €18

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

18 July 2016
22:30
Admission: FREE

Tuesday
19 July

2016

Poetry Workshop with Chrissie Gittins

Poetry Workshop with Chrissie Gittins (8-11 years) - Bantry Library

19 July 2016
10:00
Admission: FREE

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COFFEE & CHAT with CAROL DRINKWATER

COFFEE & CHAT with CAROL DRINKWATER (LIFE ON HER OLIVE FARM) - Bantry House Tearoom

19 July 2016
10:00
Admission: €10

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Aiden O’Reilly: Greetings, Hero

Aiden O’Reilly: Greetings, Hero - Bantry Bookshop

19 July 2016
11:15
Admission: FREE

Andrew Michael Hurley

Andrew Michael Hurley (The Loney) - Bantry Library

19 July 2016
13:00
Admission: FREE

Cónal Creedon, Afric McGlinchey and William Wall

Cónal Creedon, Afric McGlinchey and William Wall - Maritime Hotel

19 July 2016
14:30
Admission: €18

Writing Groups: An Inside Story with Danielle McLaughlin, Marie Gethins and Barbara Leahy

Writing Groups: An Inside Story with Danielle McLaughlin, Marie Gethins and Barbara Leahy - Maritime Hotel

19 July 2016
14:30
Admission: €20

Children’s Reading: Adder, Bluebell, Lobster by Chrissie Gittins

Children’s Reading: Adder, Bluebell, Lobster by Chrissie Gittins (7+ years)

19 July 2016
15:00
Admission: €5

Faber Firsts: Thomas Morris & Max Porter

Faber Firsts: Thomas Morris & Max Porter - Bantry Library

19 July 2016
17:00
Admission: FREE

Tribute to Aidan Higgins with Neil Murphy

Tribute to Aidan Higgins with Neil Murphy - Maritime Hotel

19 July 2016
18:30
Admission: €16

Open Mic Matinee

Open Mic Matinee - Maritime Hotel

19 July 2016
18:30
Admission: FREE

An Evening with Kevin Barry and Carys Davies

An Evening with Kevin Barry and Carys Davies - Maritime Hotel

19 July 2016
20:30
Admission: €16

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night - Maritime Hotel

19 July 2016
22:30
Admission: FREE

Wednesday
20 July

2016

Writing Workshop: Magical World of Storytelling with E.R. Murray

Writing Workshop: Magical World of Storytelling with E.R. Murray (Ages 8-12) - Bantry Library

20 July 2016
10:00
Admission: FREE

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Coffee and Chat with Patricia O’Reilly

Coffee and Chat with Patricia O’Reilly (The Interview) - Bantry House Tearoom

20 July 2016
10:00
Admission: €10

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Simon Lewis: Jewtown

Simon Lewis: Jewtown - Bantry Bookshop

20 July 2016
11:15
Admission: FREE

Paddy Bushe & Matthew Sweeney

Paddy Bushe & Matthew Sweeney - Bantry Library

20 July 2016
13:00
Admission: FREE

The Business of Self-Publishing: Catherine Ryan Howard

The Business of Self-Publishing: Catherine Ryan Howard - Maritime Hotel

20 July 2016
14:30
Admission: €20

Andy Miller: Read Y’Self Fitter

Andy Miller: Read Y’Self Fitter - Maritime Hotel

20 July 2016
14:30
Admission: €18

Arthur Quinn Trilogy: Alan Early & The Book of Learning: E.R. Murray

Arthur Quinn Trilogy: Alan Early & The Book of Learning: E.R. Murray (8-13 years)

20 July 2016
15:00
Admission: €5

Lia Mills: Fallen

Lia Mills: Fallen - Bantry Library

20 July 2016
17:00
Admission: FREE

Launch of the 2016 Fish Anthology

Launch of the 2016 Fish Anthology - Maritime Hotel

20 July 2016
18:30
Admission: FREE

Seán Ó Sé: An Poc ar Buile

Seán Ó Sé: An Poc ar Buile - The Mariner

20 July 2016
18:30
Admission: €10

An Evening with Fintan O’Toole

An Evening with Fintan O’Toole (The Republic and the Imagination) - Maritime Hotel

20 July 2016
20:30
Admission: €16

ÍDE NA TINE: Tionscadal Joni Mitchell / Sweet Fire: The Joni Mitchell Project

ÍDE NA TINE: Tionscadal Joni Mitchell / Sweet Fire: The Joni Mitchell Project - The Mariner

20 July 2016
22:00
Admission: €15

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

20 July 2016
22:30
Admission: FREE

Thursday
21 July

2016

A Day in the Life of an Author with Alan Early & E.R. Murray

A Day in the Life of an Author with Alan Early & E.R. Murray (Age 12-16) - Bantry Library

21 July 2016
10:00
Admission: FREE

Alice Carey: Manhattan to West Cork – Alice’s Adventures in Ireland

Alice Carey: Manhattan to West Cork – Alice’s Adventures in Ireland - Bantry House Tearoom

21 July 2016
10:00
Admission: €10

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Catherine Ryan Howard: Distress Signals

Catherine Ryan Howard: Distress Signals - Bantry Bookshop

21 July 2016
11:15
Admission: FREE

Marion Coutts: The Iceberg

Marion Coutts: The Iceberg - Bantry Library

21 July 2016
13:00
Admission: FREE

That Killer First Page: Paul McVeigh

That Killer First Page: Paul McVeigh

21 July 2016
14:30
Admission: €20

Lisa McInerney & Danielle McLaughlin

Lisa McInerney & Danielle McLaughlin

21 July 2016
14:30
Admission: €18

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot: Horatio Clare

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot: Horatio Clare (Age: 8-12)

21 July 2016
15:00
Admission: €5

The Bantry Library Writers Group

The Bantry Library Writers Group - Bantry Library

21 July 2016
17:00
Admission: FREE

An Evening with Michael Harding: Hanging with the Elephant & Staring at Lakes

An Evening with Michael Harding: Hanging with the Elephant & Staring at Lakes - Maritime Hotel

21 July 2016
18:30
Admission: €16

NORTHERN LIGHTS: EOIN McNAMEE, PAUL McVEIGH & GLENN PATTERSON

NORTHERN LIGHTS: EOIN McNAMEE, PAUL McVEIGH & GLENN PATTERSON - Maritime Hotel

21 July 2016
20:30
Admission: €16

Open Mic

Open Mic - Maritime Hotel

21 July 2016
22:30
Admission: FREE

Friday
22 July

2016

ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP WITH MARK WICKHAM

ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP WITH MARK WICKHAM (Age: 4-7) - Bantry Library

22 July 2016
10:00
Admission: FREE

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COFFEE & CHAT with JOANNA WALSH: #READWOMEN

COFFEE & CHAT with JOANNA WALSH: #READWOMEN - Bantry House Tearoom

22 July 2016
10:00
Admission: €10

Shirley McClure: Stone Dress

Shirley McClure: Stone Dress - Bantry Bookshop

22 July 2016
11:15
Admission: FREE

Mary Morrissy: Prosperity Drive & Joanna Walsh: Vertigo

Mary Morrissy: Prosperity Drive & Joanna Walsh: Vertigo - Bantry Library

22 July 2016
13:00
Admission: FREE

Darren Shan: Zom-B Goddess

Darren Shan: Zom-B Goddess - St. Brendan's School Hall

22 July 2016
15:00
Admission: €5

SPOTLIGHT ON UCC’S MA IN CREATIVE WRITING

SPOTLIGHT ON UCC’S MA IN CREATIVE WRITING

22 July 2016
15:30
Admission: FREE

AT SWIM & WANDERING IRELAND’S WILD ATLANTIC WAY

AT SWIM & WANDERING IRELAND’S WILD ATLANTIC WAY - Bantry Library

22 July 2016
17:00
Admission: FREE

THE BIG SWIM

THE BIG SWIM

22 July 2016
18:30
Admission: FREE

CARMEL WINTERS: NOT BEING ME

CARMEL WINTERS: NOT BEING ME (A REHEARSED READING) - Ma Murphy's Pub

22 July 2016
20:30
Admission: €10

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Saturday
23 July

2016

ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP WITH MARK WICKHAM

ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP WITH MARK WICKHAM (Age: 4-7) - Bantry Library

23 July 2016
10:00
Admission: FREE

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Tina Pisco: Sunrise Sunset

Tina Pisco: Sunrise Sunset - Bantry Bookshop

23 July 2016
11:00
Admission: FREE

GLORIA STEINEM: MY LIFE ON THE ROAD

GLORIA STEINEM: MY LIFE ON THE ROAD - Maritime Hotel

23 July 2016
12:00
Admission: €20

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From the Well with Claire Kilroy

From the Well with Claire Kilroy - Bantry Library

23 July 2016
14:00
Admission: FREE

A SPECIAL ISLAND EVENT WITH HORATIO CLARE AND SARA TAYLOR

A SPECIAL ISLAND EVENT WITH HORATIO CLARE AND SARA TAYLOR - Whiddy Island

23 July 2016
14:30
Admission: €25

ZÚ WÍ, GUGALAÍ GUG! A BILINGUAL EVENT WITH DIARY OF A WIMPY KID AS GAEILGE

ZÚ WÍ, GUGALAÍ GUG! A BILINGUAL EVENT WITH DIARY OF A WIMPY KID AS GAEILGE (AGE: 7-12)

23 July 2016
15:00
Admission: €5

Liz Nugent: Lying in Wait

Liz Nugent: Lying in Wait - Maritime Hotel

23 July 2016
17:30
Admission: €16

Owen O’Neill: Red Noise

Owen O’Neill: Red Noise - Ma Murphy's Pub

23 July 2016
18:30
Admission: €12

An Evening with Nick Laird and Zadie Smith

An Evening with Nick Laird and Zadie Smith - Maritime Hotel

23 July 2016
20:30
Admission: €18