m2s 2014


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Thank you!

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE involved in making Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2014 a success.

Thanks to all the wonderful authors, poets, illustrators, musicians, singers, journalists, moderators, introducers, publishers, event management (Artscope), PR (Cormac Kinsella), booksellers (Gutter Bookshop and Books Upstairs) who helped to make Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2014 such a great success! Our Curators Bert Wright, Aideen Howard (Poetry Now Curator) and Sarah Webb (Family and Schools Curator) put a terrific programme together. Our venues were superb - the Pavilion, Maritime Museum, County Hall and in particular our fab new dlr LexIcon where we welcomed over 4,000 people over the weekend. And as for our marvellous volunteers – we simply couldn’t have done it without you!

You can relive the memories with Ger Holland's and Mark Granier's photo record of the many events and we'll have them on our website soon, along with a selection of podcasts. Thanks to our many sponsors who made such a difference to the programme and in particular the British Council Ireland for bringing the Dylan Thomas Poetry Shed (and many associated events) to Dún Laoghaire.

Above all, we'd like to thank YOU, our wonderful audiences for supporting the programme and coming out in your droves to share the weekend with us. And remember, you won't have long to wait until our next festival when we return to our usual full length programme from 18th-22nd March 2015. We look forward to seeing you again in 2015!

The festival organisers would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all involved in Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2014. A full list is available here, and a list of our sponsors is available here.


Poetry Awards 2014 - Winners Announced

Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival are delighted to announce that Sinéad Morrissey’s book Parallax, published by Carcanet Press has won this year's Irish Times Poetry Now Award and congratulations to Tara Bergin on winning the 2014 Shine/Strong Poetry Award for her first collection This is Yarrow, published also by Carcanet Press.

Read more: Poetry Awards 2014 - Winners Announced


Press releases 2014

dylans shed1Dylan Thomas' Writing Shed sets sail for Ireland! Press Release on Dylan Thomas Writing Shed now available.

Read more: Poetry Shed

Our new festival Press Release to coincide with the launch of the programme and booking is now available. With over 40 events running over 3 days, there's something for everyone with this brilliant line up.

Read more: Press releases 2014


booking now open

Online booking now open. Please use the Bookings tab above to view details of events and book your tickets.


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Our Sponsors 2014

A special thank you to the sponsors of Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2014, for a full list please click here.

2014 Programme Launched - PDF DOWNLOAD

Click here to download a PDF of the full programme of events for the 2014 Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival.

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Schools & Family Programme 2014

A full programme of school and family events for 2014 is available here 

Curated Festival

Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival is a curated festival and the closing date has now passed for the submission of proposals and ideas for inclusion in the 2014 festival

Thanks & Acknowledgements

The festival organisers would like to exend their sincere gratitude to all involved in Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2014. A full list is available here.