ECHOES Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers

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Maeve Kingston
Dalkey Castle


01 2858366


4th-6th October




Dalkey Castle

Event Description

Echoes 2019 Celebrating Community in Contemporary Writing in Ireland

Maeve Binchy believed that shared experiences created and fostered communities.  ECHOES 2019 explores the concept of community in contemporary writing in Ireland. Featuring an exciting and diverse line-up of writers, festival topics include our collective identity as an island nation, how real life is reflected in modern fiction, and the adventures of Irish writers abroad!


Friday 4th October – 7.30pm

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

Maeve Binchy’s Aches and Pains - Adapted for stage by Shay Linehan

Admission €17.50


Saturday October 5th featuring:

Chris Binchy *Andrea Carter * Fionn Davenport * Hazel Gaynor * Carlo Gebler* Christine Dwyer Hickey * Ibrahim Halawa * Róisín Ingle * Madeleine Keane *

Cathy Kelly * Mary Pat Kelly * Olivia O’Leary * Lynn Ruane * Gordon Snell *

Jo Spain *


Saturday 5th 9.30am-12.45pm and 2.00pm-5.00pm

Full day ticket Early Bird (before September 15th): €45

Full day (from September 16th): €55

Half day (morning or afternoon): €30


Sunday October 6th – 11.00am

Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers Guided Walk in Dalkey

Walk tickets: €12.95


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Founded in 2017, Echoes proudly celebrates the life and work of Maeve Binchy and Irish writers.


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