The sixth annual Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival takes place in Dun Laoghaire from Thursday 11th until Sunday 14th September.
This year’s festival is shorter than usual, due to the opening of the new Central Library and Culture Centre, however it is still jam-packed with great events to suit all book lovers.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (DLR) is the birthplace of and the inspiration for many of Ireland’s most famous writers. James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw and J.M. Synge are just some of the literary legends associated with the area, as well as contemporary writers such as Maeve Binchy, Colum McCann, Joseph O’Connor, Martina Devlin and Marian Keyes.
For poetry lovers, The Poetry Shed in conjunction with the British Council Ireland, comes to the festival for its only Irish stopover, to celebrate the Dylan Thomas Centenary.
dlr Lexicon is the official name for the new Central Library and Culture Centre, due to fully open in October and partly for the festival. The €36.6 million new development will house around 80,000 items, from books to DVDs and more than 50 mobile devices such as kindles and laptops, will be available for use also.
This year is the last year that the festival will take place in September, as next year, the festival will have a new time slot of 18 – 22 March, meaning that there are only six months to wait until the next bumper full-length festival.
For more information or to book tickets to any of the events taking place in the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival, visit the official festival website or call +353 1 271 9532
All images courtesy Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival