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More big names added to our wonderful programme!

More big names added to our wonderful programme!

Two of the most popular figures of Irish literature, John Banville and Jennifer Johnston, have been added to our programme for September. John Banville will be in conversation with Derek Hand, Head of the School of English in Dublin City University and the author of...

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KIT DE WAAL FANS’ DELIGHT AT HER VISIT TO KILMORE QUAY

KIT DE WAAL FANS’ DELIGHT AT HER VISIT TO KILMORE QUAY

With her latest novel The Trick To Time set in Kilmore Quay and her native Birmingham, fans of Kit de Waal are already looking forward to her appearance at Write By The Sea 2018 when she and Rob Doyle will be interviewed by RTE presenter Rick O’Shea. The Trick To Time...

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getting ready for launch

getting ready for launch

Life has become very exciting here at Write By The Sea as we prepare to launch full details of our forthcoming programme for 2018.  People have already taken advantage of our Early Bird offer through Event Brite, and we still hope to spring a few surprise additions to...

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DONAL RYAN COMPARED TO JOYCE

DONAL RYAN COMPARED TO JOYCE

The team here at Write By The Sea are delighted to see that Donal Ryan’s new novel From A Low Quiet Sea (love the marine connection!) is garnering such favourable critical responses, especially as we recall how Donal enthralled many with his interview at our festival...

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SEASCAPES DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

SEASCAPES DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

On two upcoming Fridays, March 9 and 23, the Seascapes programme on RTE Radio 1 at 10.30 pm will broadcast two more winning entries in our writing competitions for attendees at last year’s Write By The Sea festival. Marie Noonan will read her victorious short story,...

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WRITE BY THE SEA WINNERS ON RTE

WRITE BY THE SEA WINNERS ON RTE

The three winners of last year’s Write By The Sea writing competitions have recorded their winning entries for broadcast on RTE Radio 1’s Seascapes programme that airs every Friday night at 10.30 with presenter Fergal Keane.  This is the second year the programme has...

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WRITE BY THE SEA 2018

WRITE BY THE SEA 2018

We are delighted to announce that the third Write By The Sea Festival will take place from Friday, September 28th to Sunday, September 30th 2018. Further details will be announced in the near future.  

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DONAL RYAN SHORTLISTED FOR MAJOR AWARD

DONAL RYAN SHORTLISTED FOR MAJOR AWARD

Donal Ryan, who made a very stimulating contribution to Write By The Sea in 2017, has been shortlisted for the 2018 international Dublin Literary Award for his novel All We Shall Know.  The top prize is €100,000, and we are delighted to note that among the other...

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CAT HOGAN’S WRITING CLASSES

CAT HOGAN’S WRITING CLASSES

Crime author Cat Hogan, who made significant contributions to the first two Write By the Sea festivals, has announced details of her Creative Writing classes at the Stella Maris Centre in Kilmore Quay. The series runs from Tuesday February 6, 2018 to March 13, from...

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Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

Congratulations to Sarah Webb, who won Children’s Book of the Year (Junior)  with her book A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood  illustrated by Steve Mc Carthy a the recent  Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. Also nominated in the...

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