DLR Literary Landscape
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown (DLR) is not a name that trips off the literary tongue. DLR is not Bloomsbury, the Parisian Left Bank or the Village in New York. Or isn’t it?
DLR has been the birthplace and inspiration for many of Ireland’s most influential, entertaining and popular writers.
From James Joyce to Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw to Flann O’Brien, Hugh Leonard to J. M. Synge and from Denis Johnston to LAG Strong it is unrivalled for its historic literature.
Wonderful contemporary writers from this area include Maeve Binchy, Joseph O’Connor, Julie Parsons, Colum McCann, Hugo Hamilton, Marian Keyes, Bernard Farrell, Declan Hughes, Martina Devlin, Sarah Webb, Paul Murray and Ross O’Carroll Kelly.
In 2004 Tim Carey, Heritage Officer, produced ‘Blooming Lit’ to celebrate the Centenary of Bloomsday. It explored, highlighted and celebrated the unique literary landscape of DLR. To view the ‘Blooming Lit’ exhibition panels’ please click here.
Schools & Family Programme 2013
Schools Programme 2013 Announced!
Please click here for details of the Schools Programme and booking information.
For 2013 the price for all school theatre bookings has been maintained at just €3 per student, with tickets available from Monday 20th May.
Please note: events sell out quickly, please book early to avoid disappointment!
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
The full programme of events for 2013 will be announced in July.
Click here to download the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival Programme for 2012.
2013 Irish Times Poetry Now Judges
Peter Sirr, Mary O'Donnell and Ruth Webster have been announced as the judges of the Irish Times Poetry Now Award 2013. The Award celebrates the best collection of poems published by an Irish poet in 2012. Previous winners include Michael Longley, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Dorothey Molloy, Harry Clifton and Sinead Morrissey. The winner will receive €2,500. The shortlist will be announced on the www.mountainstosea.ie and in The Irish Times during the summer .
Participation in Mountains to Sea
Mountains to Sea is a curated festival and participation is by invitation only with writers selected by the festival curatorial team.
The closing date has now passed for the submission of proposals and ideas for the Festival.
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