2016 Events

4th March
 

Events

Time

Venue

Admission

 
 

Marita Conlon-McKenna reads from her new novel Rebel Sisters

14.00 – 15.00

Temple Gate Hotel

€10/€5***

 
 

Clare Youth Theatre presents The Hours

15.00

Temple Gate Hotel 

Free 

 
 

A Passion for Books – letters of Nancy Nolan to Leonard Woolf with Dr Anne Byrne

15.30 – 16.30

Temple Gate Hotel 

Free 

 
 

Festival 10th Birthday Launch and Opening of HOPE – a glór print exhibition 

18.00

glór

Free 

 
 

Penguin Debuts - Kit de Waal My Name is Leon and Vanessa Ronan The Last Days of Summer*

19.00

glór

€22*

 
 

Marian Keyes reads and shares her insights on life, love and cake with Fiona Looney*

20.00

glór

€22*

 
 

The Singing Café – cabaret recreating the ‘café chantant’ from Joyce’s Dubliners*

22.30

Old Ground Hotel

€5**

 
5th March
 

Events

Time

Venue

Admission

 
 

Books & Buns – a literary quiz over a cuppa

09.00 – 10.30

Rowan Tree Café

€10/€8

 
 

Writing from HistoryEvelyn Conlon and Henrietta McKervey read from their work

10.00 – 11.00

Old Ground Hotel

€10/€8

 
 

10 Books You Should Read – Diarmaid Ferriter and Catríona Crowe

11.30 – 13.00

glór

€15/€12

 
 

Walking tour of Ennis with local historian Seán Spellissy

11.30 – 13.00

glór

€8

 
 

The Happy Pear David and Stephen Flynn on food and health with some 10th birthday treats!

13.30 – 15.00

glór

€18

 
 

Doireann Ní Ghríofa and Leanne O’Sullivan with The Vanbrugh Quartet performing to Smetana’s From My Life

14.00 – 15.00

Temple Gate Hotel

€15/€12

 
 

The Long Gaze Back – Sinéad Gleeson with Christine Dwyer HickeyLisa McInerney and Siobhán Mannion on the literary gem that is the short story 

15.15 – 16.30

glór

€15/€12

 
 

Oh Father Dear - Kevin Maher, Cormac James and Cónal Creedon on fathers in their novels

16.30 – 17.30

glór - Theatre 2

€10/€8

 
 

Special Guests  An evening with Lemn Sissay and Kate Adie

20.00 – 22.00

glór

€25

 
 

Festival Club with singer-songwriter Louise McMahon and friends

22.30

Rowan Tree Café

Free

 

 

6th March
 

Events

Time

Venue

Admission

 
 

Sunday Symposium:
A Nation and Not a Rabble
– Professor Diarmaid Ferriter followed by

Do It Like a Woman with Catríona CroweCaroline Criado-Perez,
Susan McKay and Micheline Sheehy Skeffington

10.00 – 12.30

glór

€15

 
 

Walking tour of Ennis with Jane O Brien

12.30 – 13.30

glór

€8

 
 

Filleadh ar an gCathair le Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh i gcomhluadar le
Emer Ní Fhlaithearta agus Úna Ní Fhlannagáin

12.45

Suas Coffee House

€8

 
 

Isn’t it Well for Ye - The Irish Mammy and other stories with Colm O’Regan includes lunch

13.30 – 15.00

Old Ground Hotel

€20

 
* Opening Events Package
** €5 on the door if not part of the Opening Events package 
*** Price for Students