Founded in 1998 the Dublin Writers’ Festival gathers many of the world’s best writers to discuss, debate, delight, provoke and enthral their audiences. Labelled by the media as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event’ The Dublin Writers’ Festival will surely impress you!
Given that Dublin was recently designated as UNESCO the City of Literature in 2010 it is no wonder it was chosen as the location for this superb literary line up. Literary place of interest which will be on your visit list will include The National Library, James Joyce Museum and Tower, Dublin Writers Museum, James Joyce Centre, the Chester Beatty Library and Trinity College Library where you can see an exhibition of the 6th century Book of Kells and visit the Long Room which houses 200,000 of the library’s oldest books. With debates, discussions, readings, performances, screenings and workshops the festival is a must for anyone with an interest in Irish literature.