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2019 Literary Festival Programme


  Monday 15 April 2019

Booking opens for 2019 West Cork Literary Festival on Wednesday April 17th

We are delighted to be able to announce that booking will open for the 2019 West Cork Literary Festival on Wednesday 17 April. This year, the Festival runs from 12 – 19 July 2019.

You can book online here or by ringing +353 (0) 27 52788. If you are in the area, you might like to pop into the Festival office at 13 Glengarriff Road, Bantry, Co. Cork.

Graham Norton, Mary Robinson, Joseph O’Connor, John Boyne, Sebastian Barry, Sarah Crossan, Kevin Barry, Sarah Moss, Anne Carson and Kit de Waal are just some of the high profile writers making the trip to West Cork for the Festival.

In a week packed with readings, workshops, interviews, seminars and children’s events, audience members can also:

  • Dip into Bantry Bay at the Festival  Swim
  • Try yoga on the lawns of Bantry House
  • Take a Travel Writing workshop on Whiddy Island
  • Discover the history of Whiddy Island through a talk and guided walk
  • Create your own folded book in a Bookbinding 101 workshop
  • Call into the West Cork Letter Cafe to write to a loved one
  • Step back into the early 1800s with historical re-enactors discussing famous local botanist Ellen Hutchins

To download the pdf of the full programme for the 2019 West Cork Literary Festival, check out our Brochure page.

There is so much going on in Bantry for those eight special days – you’ll find our main Programme online here, Professional Development events and workshops here and find out all about our Children & YA Festival here. And if you want to delve deeper, you can find all our events listed by type – Coffee & Chat, Crime, Free events, Exhibitions, Outdoor events to name but a few – check out this page.

Best Wishes,
The West Cork Literary Festival team

Our sponsors

Arts Council Literature
Cork County Council Library & Arts Services
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
Creative Europe Programme
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The Maritime Hotel
O'Keeffe's Supervalu
RTE Supporting the Arts
Cork ETB
University College Cork
Irish Examiner
Laureate for Irish Fiction
Laureate na nOg
Canadian Council for the Arts
Ottawa International Writers Festival
Well Review
Poetry Ireland
Bantry House
Zenith Energy
Foras Eireann
Cork Airport