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Sunday
6 July

2014

Opening of the 16th West Cork Literary Festival

Opening of the 16th West Cork Literary Festival - Bantry Library

6 July 2014
18:00
Admission: Free

An Evening with Ben Okri

An Evening with Ben Okri (Presenter Eibhear Walshe ) - Maritime Hotel

6 July 2014
20:30
Admission: €20

The IMRAM Blues Project: Dhúisíos ar Maidin

The IMRAM Blues Project: Dhúisíos ar Maidin (Presented by Liam Carson) - Maritime Hotel

6 July 2014
22:30
Admission: €15

Monday
7 July

2014

Coffee & Chat with Louise Welsh

Coffee & Chat with Louise Welsh (Presented by Mary Jane Holmes) - Bantry House Tearoom

7 July 2014
10:00
Admission: €10

Eibhear Walshe with Niamh Prior and Eoghan Walsh

Eibhear Walshe with Niamh Prior and Eoghan Walsh (Presented by Andrew Russell) - Bantry Bookshop

7 July 2014
11:15
Admission: Free

Derry O’Sullivan Reading

Derry O’Sullivan Reading (BLIP The Launch) - Gaelscoil Bheanntraí

7 July 2014
12:00
Admission: Free

Louise Welsh Reading

Louise Welsh Reading (will read from A Lovely Way to Burn) - Bantry Library

7 July 2014
13:00
Admission: Free

The Gift of a Garden with Alice Taylor

The Gift of a Garden with Alice Taylor (Presented by Carol Drinkwater) - Maritime Hotel

7 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €18

Children’s Event: Storytelling with Niall De Búrca

Children’s Event: Storytelling with Niall De Búrca (A Family Event for All Ages) - St. Brendan's School Hall

7 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €5

Seamus Heaney: A Celebration

Seamus Heaney: A Celebration - Maritime Hotel

7 July 2014
17:00
Admission: €18

An Evening with Jonathan Miller

An Evening with Jonathan Miller (introduced by John Fraher, Chairman of West Cork Music) - Maritime Hotel

7 July 2014
20:30
Admission: €20

Open Mike

Open Mike (hosted by Paul O’Donoghue) - Maritime Hotel

7 July 2014
22:30
Admission: Free

Tuesday
8 July

2014

Coffee & Chat with Carmen Bugan

Coffee & Chat with Carmen Bugan - Bantry House Tearoom

8 July 2014
10:00
Admission: €10

Emma McEvoy Reading

Emma McEvoy Reading - Bantry Bookshop

8 July 2014
11:15
Admission: Free

Carmen Bugan Reading

Carmen Bugan Reading (Presented by Clem Cairns) - Bantry Library

8 July 2014
13:00
Admission: Free

Alberto Manguel: Power to the Reader

Alberto Manguel: Power to the Reader (Presented by Ann Luttrall) - Maritime Hotel

8 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €18

Children’s Event: Monster Sea Doodle

Children’s Event: Monster Sea Doodle (in association with Children's Books Ireland. Ages 6+) - St. Brendan's School Hall

8 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €5

Nick Laird and Richard Skinner Reading

Nick Laird and Richard Skinner Reading (Presented by Mary Jane Holmes) - Bantry Library

8 July 2014
17:00
Admission: Free

Film Club

Film Club (Filmmaker and photographer Seamus Murphy) - The Mariner

8 July 2014
18:30
Admission:

An Evening with Anne Michaels & Paula Meehan

An Evening with Anne Michaels & Paula Meehan (Presented by Nell Regan ) - Maritime Hotel

8 July 2014
20:30
Admission: €15

Open Mike

Open Mike (featuring special guests Gary Longden, Saleha Begum, Adam Steiner and Paul Casey) - Maritime Hotel

8 July 2014
22:30
Admission: Free

Wednesday
9 July

2014

Coffee & Chat with Anne Michaels

Coffee & Chat with Anne Michaels (Presented by Nell Regan ) - Bantry House Tearoom

9 July 2014
10:00:00
Admission: €10

Madeleine D’Arcy & Alan McMonagle

Madeleine D’Arcy & Alan McMonagle - Bantry Bookshop

9 July 2014
11:15
Admission: Free

More Than One Ghost Writing & Co-Writing

More Than One Ghost Writing & Co-Writing (with Sue Leonard & Karen Perry) - Bantry Library

9 July 2014
13:00
Admission: Free

Walking Ireland with Christopher Somerville

Walking Ireland with Christopher Somerville (Presented by Siobhan Bourke) - Maritime Hotel

9 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €18 Tickets on Door

Children’s Event with Mairi Hedderwick - Creator of Katie Morag

Children’s Event with Mairi Hedderwick - Creator of Katie Morag (Ages 4 - 8 years) - St. Brendan's School Hall

9 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €5 Tickets on Door

Mary Morrissy & John MacKenna

Mary Morrissy & John MacKenna (Presented by Sue Leonard) - Bantry Library

9 July 2014
17:00
Admission: Free

Launch of the 2014 Fish Anthology

Launch of the 2014 Fish Anthology (Presented by Clem Cairns) - Maritime Hotel

9 July 2014
18:30
Admission: Free

An Evening with Jennifer Johnston

An Evening with Jennifer Johnston (in conversation with John MacKenna) - Maritime Hotel

9 July 2014
20:30
Admission: €15 Tickets on Door

Adventures with Andy Kershaw

Adventures with Andy Kershaw (Presented by Kevin Rushby) - Maritime Hotel

9 July 2014
22:30
Admission: €15 Tickets on Door

Open Mike

Open Mike (hosted by Paul O’Donoghue) - Maritime Hotel

9 July 2014
22:30
Admission: Free

Thursday
10 July

2014

Coffee & Chat with Christopher Somerville

Coffee & Chat with Christopher Somerville - Bantry House Tearoom

10 July 2014
10:00
Admission: €10

Louise O’Neill Reading

Louise O’Neill Reading - Bantry Bookshop

10 July 2014
11:15
Admission: Free

Audrey Magee Reading

Audrey Magee Reading (Presented by Mary Morrissey) - Bantry Library

10 July 2014
13:00
Admission: Free

The Business of Publishing

The Business of Publishing (Presented by Sue Leonard) - Maritime Hotel

10 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €18

Children’s Event with Print Museum: Hand Composing & Posters Printing

Children’s Event with Print Museum: Hand Composing & Posters Printing (Ages: 7 – 12 years / 30 children max ) - St. Brendan's School Hall

10 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €5

Philip Hoare reads from The Sea Inside

Philip Hoare reads from The Sea Inside (Presented by Ronan Foley) - Bantry Library

10 July 2014
17:00
Admission: Free

Gallery Goes

Gallery Goes (with Vona Groarke, Seán Lysaght and David Wheatley) - Maritime Hotel  

10 July 2014
18:30
Admission: €7.50

An Evening with Blake Morrison & Hugo Hamilton

An Evening with Blake Morrison & Hugo Hamilton (Presented by Paula Shields) - Maritime Hotel  

10 July 2014
20:30
Admission: €15

Open Mike

Open Mike (hosted by Paul O’Donoghue) - Maritime Hotel

10 July 2014
22:30
Admission: Free

Friday
11 July

2014

Coffee & Chat with Blake Morrison

Coffee & Chat with Blake Morrison - Bantry House Tearoom

11 July 2014
10:00
Admission: €10

Simon West Reading

Simon West Reading - Bantry Bookshop

11 July 2014
11:15
Admission: Free

Rose George

Rose George (reads from Deep Sea and Foreign Going) - Bantry Library

11 July 2014
13:00
Admission: Free

Rupert Isaacson

Rupert Isaacson - Maritime Hotel

11 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €18

Children’s Event with Judi Curtin

Children’s Event with Judi Curtin (Ages 8 - 12 years) - St. Brendan's School Hall

11 July 2014
14:30
Admission: €5

Teen Writers Reading

Teen Writers Reading (Presented by Dave Lordan) - The Mariner

11 July 2014
16:00
Admission: €5

Bantry Writer’s Group Reading

Bantry Writer’s Group Reading (Presented by Paul O Donoghue ) - Bantry Library

11 July 2014
17:00
Admission: Free

Fionnbar Walsh

Fionnbar Walsh (in conversation with Sue Leonard) - Maritime Hotel  

11 July 2014
18:30
Admission: €15

An Evening with Karen Joy Fowler

An Evening with Karen Joy Fowler (Introduced by Paula Shields) - Maritime Hotel  

11 July 2014
20:30
Admission: €15

Open Mike

Open Mike (hosted by Paul O’Donoghue) - Maritime Hotel

11 July 2014
22:30
Admission: Free

Saturday
12 July

2014

Literary Brunch with John Kelly

Literary Brunch with John Kelly (Presented by Clem Cairns) - Bantry House

12 July 2014
11:15
Admission: €20

Eimear McBride

Eimear McBride (Presented by Paula Shields) - Bantry Library

12 July 2014
13:00
Admission: Free

Whiddy Island Reading

Whiddy Island Reading (with Philip Hoare, John Mack & Leanne O'Sullivan) - Whiddy Island

12 July 2014
15:00
Admission: €18 (Includes Ferry Return Trip)