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The Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival team wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to everybody who helped to make this year's festival such a resounding success. Thanks to our wonderfully appreciative audiences who packed out the venues, the superb team of volunteers, our fab curators - Alice Lyons, Sarah Webb and Bert Wright, Artscope our event managers, photographers, booksellers and of course the many authors, poets and illustrators who contributed to a magical few days. Next year’s festival will take place from the 10th to the 13th of March. And don’t forget to check out the festival podcasts to relive your favourite moments from the 2015 festival.

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Poetry Awards - Shortlists Announced

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is delighted to announce the official shortlists for the two prestigious poetry awards awarded annually at the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival - the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and the Shine/Strong Poetry Award.

Read more: Poetry Awards - Shortlists Announced



Booking has started for this year’s Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival. For all tickets and full programme information go to www.mountainstosea.ie

2015 festival dates are 18th to 22nd March and  it will be the first  spring time festival in the  recently  opened dlr LexIcon.

Highlights include 



Press Release 2015

18th March sees the start of the 1st major Literary Festival of 2015 with 5 days of readings, spoken word events and workshops for all ages.

Now in its 7th year, the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival is moving to the earlier start of 18th March 2015, returning to the dates of the Poetry Now Festival which celebrates its 20th year in 2015.

Read more: Press Release 2015


Shine/Strong Award Judge 2015


Read more: Shine/Strong Award Judge 2015


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Email: mountainstosea@dlrcoco.ie e-mail 
Telephone: +353 (1)236 2760

Our Sponsors 2015

A special thank you to the sponsors of Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2015, for a full list please click here.

2015 Programme

Programme now available - click on image below to access full details

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Schools & Family Programme 2015

Programme now available - click on image below to access full details

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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 2015 festival

Thanks & Acknowledgements

The festival organisers would like to exend their sincere gratitude to all involved in Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2015. A full list is available here.