Doolin writers

Writers' Weekend

Doolin writers

Event date: 2nd - 4th Feb 2018

Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date: 15th - 17th June 2018

Craft Beer

Craft Beer and Roots Festival

Craft Beer

Event date: 24th - 26th Aug 2018

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2018 Programme

Writers' Weekend - Programme 2018

Free entry to all workshops and events for weekend ticket-holders excluding Thursday night events which are for the local book-club and writers' group members.

Weekend Ticket €99

For single workshop bookings €40

Single event bookings €10

Open Office Hours slots available for weekend ticket holders only.


Various Times

Open Office Hours with Tramp Press



8pm       Book Club reading and Q & A with Unesco Dublin City writer-in-residence and Rooney

             Prize winner E.M Reapy

8pm       Writing Workshop with North Clare Writers' Group



2pm       Short Story Workshop with John MacKenna

2pm       Writing for Young Adults Workshop Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

2pm       Workshops in local schools with Dave Lordan, Stephen Murray & Kim Hood

7pm       Opening Drinks Reception sponsored by Erne Wines & Writers' Tears Whiskey

8pm       Opening reading with Wendy Erskine

              Book Launch: Neil McCarthy launches Stopgap Grace(Salmon Poetry)

10pm     Live Music in Fitz's Bar with Off the Walnuts



9.30am   Writing the Essay: Workshop with Sinéad Gleeson

9.30am   Advanced Fiction: Narrative Voice with Sean O'Reilly

2pm        Conversations on the Novel: Workshop with Sally Rooney

2pm        Blurring the Lines: Experimental Fiction with Rob Doyle

5.30pm   Mad Hatter's Tea Party hosted by Stephen Murray with readings from Doireann Ní Ghríofa, John Cummins, Kimberly Campanello &  Raven

7pm        Trad Session in Fitz's Bar

7.30pm   Patrick DeWitt in conversation with Sinéad Gleeson

9.30pm   Flipside Fictions: Readings from the city with Sean O'Reilly & June Caldwell followed by Open Mic

10pm      Music in Fitz's Bar with Fiddlecase

12-Late   Fiction Disco with DJ Will Softly



9am        Cliff Ginko with Kathy D'Arcy

12noon   Sunday Mass & Brunch celebrated by Susan Tomaselli with readings from Annmarie Ní Chuireann, Abby Olivera & James Martyn Joyce

2pm        Poetry Workshop with Kimberly Campanello

2pm        Editing Workshop with Lisa Franks & John Walsh of Doire Press

7pm       Trad Session in Fitz's Bar