At a Glance

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Friday, 02 March

Time Event Venue Price
11.00am Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin glór Free
2.00pm How to Read a Novel: Mary Morrissy discusses Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s The Dancer’s Dancing Temple Gate Hotel Free
2.00pm Screening of Simon Fitzmaurice’s It’s Not Yet Dark glór *€5
4.00pm Book Club Favourite: Ruth Fitzmaurice in conversation with Mick Heaney glór *€12/€10
6.00pm

Festival Official Opening with Clare Photographer Kenneth O’Halloran

glór Free
6.30pm The Irish Times Book Club with June Caldwell Queens Hotel €5
6.30pm

Gerard Hanberry:
On Raglan Road - Great Irish Love Songs and the Women Who Inspired Them

Scéal Eile Free
8.00pm Crime Night with Liz Nugent, Julie Parsons & Andrea Carter glór €12 / €10
10.00pm Festival Club Readings with Sally Rooney & Mary Morrissy Temple Gate Hotel €8
*Film & Ruth Fitzmaurice event package = €15/€14
       

Saturday, 03 March

Time Event Venue Price
9.30am Books & Buns Rowan Tree Café €10 / €8
9.30am Walking Tour with Jane O’Brien Meet @ glór €8
11.30am 10 Books You Should Read: Jane Urquhart & Carlo Gebler with Katy Hayes glór €12 / €10
11.45am A Guided Tour of Kenneth O’Halloran’s Modern Ruins & Other Stories  glór, Studio Free
1.00pm Clare Youth Theatre in performance glór, Studio Free
2.00pm How to Run Your Book Club Better: Mary O’Donnell, Roisin Meaney & Nuala Ní Chonchúir Temple Gate Hotel €10
2.00pm New Clare Voices: Liz Price, Karen McDonnell & Joe Queally Old Ground Hotel Free
3.15pm Wild Atlantic Poets: Readings by members of the Clare Poetry Collective  Record Break Free
3.30pm Rick O’Shea Book Club Special with John Connolly & Screenings glór €12 / €10
5.00pm Ré Ó Laighléis in conversation with Michael McCaughan Temple Gate Hotel €10
6.00pm Nessa O’Mahony in conversation with Irish Times Book Club editor, Martin Doyle Temple Gate Hotel Free
8.00pm Sebastian Barry: A Tribute & Interview with Seán Rocks & Special Guests Mia Gallagher & Claire Kilroy glór €15 / €10
10.30pm Festival Club with Pat O’Connor and Eoghan O'Sullivan
Rowan Tree Café Free
       

Sunday, 04 March

Time Event Venue Price
10.30am Walking Tour with Jane O’Brien Meet @ glór €8
11.30am Sunday Miscellany glór €12/ €10
1.30pm  Literary Lunch: Mary Kenny in conversation with Ciana Campbell (includes lunch) Old Ground Hotel €22
3.30pm The Beyond Borders Book Club Panel Discussion Temple Gate Hotel Free
       

Childrens’s & Young People’s Programme

Time Event Venue Price
Thur, 01 Mar @ 10.30am Donal Ryan glór Free
Thur, 01 Mar @ 2pm Donal Ryan Shannon Library Free
Fri, 02 Mar @ 10am Sarah Maria Griffin Shannon Library Free
Fri, 02 Mar @ 10.30am Caroline Busher Children’s Book Club De Valera Library Free
Fri, 02 Mar @ 11am Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin glór Free
Fri, 02 Mar @ 12noon Sarah Maria Griffin De Valera Library Free
Fri, 02 Mar @ 2pm John Connolly Sci-Fi For Teens De Valera Library Free
Sat, 03 Mar @ 10am The Book Clinic comes to Ennis** Red Room in glór Free
Sat, 03 Mar @ 10am Baby Book Club - with Sarah Webb** glór, Studio Free
Sat, 03 Mar @ 2pm A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea with Sarah Webb** glór, Studio Free
Sat, 03 Mar @ 3pm Magical Sense of Storytelling - ER Murray** glór, Studio Free
Mon, 05 Mar @ 10am Nessa O’Mahony De Valera Library Free
Mon, 05 Mar @ 2pm Nessa O’Mahony Shannon Library Free
**Places limited, early booking advisable