Write By the Sea is a boutique literary festival set in the attractive fishing village of Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford.
Join us for a weekend of readings, conversations, workshops and interviews with some of our most celebrated writers.
We keep the event small and intimate with plenty of opportunities to mingle, not just with your fellow attendees, but with many of the writers and speakers too.
A beautiful fresh seafood lunch, sourced by our local fishing boats, is served each day and is included in the ticket price. Non-fish-eaters, Vegans and Vegetarians are catered for with pleasure.
Come spend a day or the whole weekend with us and feed your mind, your body and your soul.
Our Write by The Sea 2022 national and international writers will be here from 23-25 September 2022 to celebrate an exciting programme of interviews, experiential workshops, readings and talks with you. Full details of our 2022 programme coming soon! Click below to view our 2021 writers.Find Out More
Where to Stay
Only twenty-five minutes from Rosslare Europort & Wexford town, this corner of South County Wexford is a tranquil getaway with plenty of local accommodation options to choose from.Find Out Where To Stay
Volunteer with us
Write By The Sea Literary Festival Kilmore Quay is created and run by volunteers. If you have some spare time to offer you will be helping to make the Write By The Sea Festival a success for all who participate and for the whole community of Kilmore Quay, while making some new friends too.Volunteer with us
Festival Gallery 2022
View a selection of photos showing all the excitement and buzz of the Write By The Sea Festival 2022Find Out Where To Stay
Spotlight on Poet, Deborah Finding
Our March 2023 Zoom Room to Write Poet talks about Winning the 2022 Write By The Sea Poetry Competition. On Saturday the 18th of March, Poet Deborah Finding will lead our first Zoom Room to Write session of 2023 with a workshop entitled Modern Love...
How Fiction Works with Claire Keegan
Claire Keegan's beautiful interview was a highlight of the 2022 festival. We're thrilled to report that she'll be running one of her acclaimed workshops in Wexford Town to coincide with the 2023 festival. You can study with Claire Keegan in the...