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RTÉ SUPPORTING WRITE BY THE SEA

RTÉ SUPPORTING WRITE BY THE SEA

We are delighted to receive confirmation from RTÉ that the broadcaster has accepted Write By The Sea as part of its invaluable “RTÉ Supporting The Arts” scheme.  This is an exciting endorsement of our festival, and a terrific boost of confidence for our hard-working...

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Write More… and enter these exciting competitions

Write More… and enter these exciting competitions

Public exposure for their work is something many writers crave, and that’s exactly what’s on offer in our three writing competitions. The attractive top prizes of hotel overnights are sponsored by The Coast Hotels in Kilmore Quay and Rosslare in Co Wexford , and...

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Write more, read more, and eat more fish!…

Write more, read more, and eat more fish!…

Don't forget that all weekend ticket holders for Write By The Sea 2018 are invited to attend the official launch reception on Friday evening, September 28th, where they can enjoy a complimentary buffet including award-winning seafood dishes and liquid refreshments....

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We Totally agree with RTÉ!

We Totally agree with RTÉ!

The RTÉ website has a very useful listing of key literary festivals coming up in Ireland this year, and we’re very pleased to note that Write By The Sea is given a very prominent write-up. And how could we argue with RTÉ’s description that “The third annual...

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A RINGING ENDORSEMENT FROM DERVLA MURPHY FOR OUR FESTIVAL

A RINGING ENDORSEMENT FROM DERVLA MURPHY FOR OUR FESTIVAL

"In  the course of a very long life I’ve been to countless literary festivals, but Write By The Sea in Kilmore Quay is a very special experience. For several reasons – the beautiful and serene location, the quality of the welcome and the enthusiasm and keen...

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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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