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Keep up to date with our latest West Cork Literary Festival news and announcements here.

Our news is organised in categories to help you focus on what you are interested in. Simply select a category to get a listing of articles in that area – for example, all our Literary Festival news items are listed both here, and under our Literary Festival category.

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Importance of Being Aisling

We’re delighted to welcome the two writers and best friends who brought Aisling to the Irish public in 2017. Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen will be appearing in the Maritime Hotel on Saturday 13 July at 8.30pm and talking about the two books which have been such a whirlwind success – The Importance of Being Aisling and Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling.

Thursday 6 June 2019

Tickets Still Available

Join us for the first weekend of our West Cork Literary Festival - tickets still available!

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Press Release - Booking Open

The West Cork Literary Festival which takes place this year from July 12th to July 19th in the picturesque West Cork town of Bantry, is a renowned destination for booklovers. A week-long series of workshops, readings, family and young adult events, this year’s line-up includes Mary Robinson, Graham Norton, Tracey Thorn, Kevin Barry, Anne Carson, Tana French, Sinéad Gleeson, Esi Edugyan, and many, many more as well as writing workshops with Adam Weymouth, Wendy Erskine, Liz Berry, Ye Vagabonds, Dave Lordan and ER Murray.

Monday 15 April 2019

2019 Literary Festival Programme

Graham Norton, Mary Robinson, Joseph O'Connor, John Boyne, Sebastian Barry, Sarah Crossan, Kevin Barry, Sarah Moss, Anne Carson and Kit de Waal are just some of the high profile writers making the trip to West Cork for the Festival. 

Thursday 11 April 2019

New Literary Festival Site Goes Live

We’re delighted to announce that West Cork Music is launching Stage 3 of our brand new website!

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