Doolin Folk

Folk Festival

Doolin Folk

Event date: 18th - 19th September 2021

Writers Weekend 2019 Programme Text

2021 Programme

Writers' Weekend Programme


8pm The Barn

Under the influence- The Songs of Leonard Cohen preformed by Finbarr Coady. Tickets only €15 including a glass of wine & Tapas. Taking place in the Barn 


2 - 5 pm  Aileen's Poetry Workshop- Jess Traynor
2 - 5 pm The Barn Short Story Workshop- June Caldwell
7 pm The Barn Opening Drinks reception sponsored by Erne Wines and Writers' Tears Whiskey
7.30pm  The Barn

Doolin Writers' Weekend Competition Prize-giving

Opening Song with Síomha

Opening Reading- Rupert Thomson

Reading with Tara Flynn

10 pm  Fitz's Bar Live Dj set In Fitz's Bar with Vicky Langan




9.30 am -12.30pm Cullinan's Workshop: Jen Calleja on creative translation
9.30 am - 12.30 pm Aileen's Workshop: Pauline Clooney on memoir
9.30 am - 12.30 pm The Barn Women in publishing: Chris Murray & Lucy Collins (Chair), Emma Warnock (No Alibis Press),Lisa Frank (Doire Press), Jessie Lendennie (Salmon Poetry), Kathy D'Arcy
2 pm - 5 pm Aileen's Experimental Poetics Workshop- Christodoulos Markris
2 pm The Barn Reading & Seminar- Eoin MacNamee
2pm-5pm Cullinan's Spoken Word Workshop - John Cummins
5.30 pm The Barn Mad Hatter’s Tea Party hosted by Stephen Murray with readings from Roxanna Nic Liam, Ciarán O’Rourke, Patrick Chapman, Erin Fornhoff. Sponsored by Gunpowder Gin
7 pm The Barn Rob Doyle Reading 
8 pm The Barn Vicky Langan Sound Performance followed by Open Mic hosted by John Cummins.
10 pm Fitz's Bar Music in Fitz’s Bar
12 - Late Fitz's Bar DJ set



9 am - 12 noon  Lobby Cliff Ginko with Kathy D’Arcy
9 am - 12 noon  Aileen's  Fiction Workshop- Gavin Corbett
12 noon The Barn Sunday Mass celebrated by high priestess Susan Tomaselli and altar girl June Caldwell with readings from Christodoulos Makris, Jen Calleja, Ellen Dillon
2 pm - 5 pm  Aileen's  Fiction Workshop- Alice Lyons- Pinning down a place
2 pm - 5 pm  The Barn Creative Non-Fiction Workshop with Rob Doyle
6 pm Fitz's Music in Fitz’s Bar
8pm The Barn Play by Dermot Petty- The Only Punk Rocker in the Village. Tickets only €15 including a glass of wine & Tapas.