With a historical pier, a vibrant port, many parks and open space plazas, not to mention Teddy’s Ice Cream and the 40-Foot - many things come to mind when you think of the vibrant seaside town of Dún Laoghaire.
Lying just 12 kilometres south of Dublin city and easily accessible by public transport, Dún Laoghaire has a plethora of thriving funky, restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs and venues. For further information on Dún Laoghaire visit the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Tourism Company website: http://www.dlrtourism.com
To help ensure the festival’s success and for the enjoyment of others, please adhere to the following.
Recycling and Litter
Support us in our effort to reduce waste. We ask you to please never leave rubbish behind you; if there is no bin near you please hold on to your rubbish until you see one.
Please be aware that it is illegal to trade or busk throughout the festival without a permit.
Thanks to our Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival Writer in Residence, Declan Hughes for writing up a review of the many events he attended during this year's Festival. Declan was a cheerful presence, to be found on stage, backstage, in the audience, leading enthusiastic literary tours around Dún Laoghaire (during unpredictable weather conditions!) and generally extending a warm and generous welcome to authors and audiences alike during the Festival.
If you haven’t had a chance to read Declan’s short story from last year’s festival, click here to read Upon The Stair, a gripping tale, set at the festival and featuring the inimitable Ed Loy.
Download Declan's review here.
Festival Photos 2013
Relive the excitement of Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2013 by clicking here to view photos from the events.
Poetry Awards 2014
Our judges have deliberated and decisions have been made for the shortlist for the Poetry Now Irish Times Award and the Shine/Strong Award. The shortlist will be announced here on July 30th. Watch this space!
Schools & Family Programme 2014
The full programme of events for 2014 will be announced in July
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