ECHOES – Maeve Binchy and Irish Writers

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ECHOES – Maeve Binchy and Irish Writers


30th Sep 2017




Dalkey Castle

Event Description

Echoes celebrates the work of Maeve Binchy and other renowned Irish writers. It takes place in the coastal, heritage town of Dalkey.


It traces Maeve Binchy’s literary path which took her from letter- writing to journalism and on to becoming an internationally acclaimed author.  The programme also explores common threads with other major writers, all of whom were associated with Dublin and Dalkey.

Writers Martina Devlin, Joseph O’Connor, Róisín Ingle and Bernard Farrell will speak between readings and recordings. Maeve Binchy’s agents in Sweden and UK will highlight her international appeal.

Prof Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature UCD will open the day with Maeve Binchy, her lasting appeal. Actor Barry McGovern will explore the Beckett connection in ‘When Beckett met Binchy’.

Playwright and personal friend Bernard Farrell will close on ‘Maeve-A Legacy in Laughter’

Join us for a day of thought provoking talks, walks, debates, interviews and theatrical events. See

Book early to avoid disappointment! Early bird tickets until 7th August at www.echoes/booktickets.


On Friday 29th Maeve’s ‘Aches and Pains’ adapted by Shay Linehan will launch the weekend at 7.30pm at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre.

Booking at www.echoes/booktickets.

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