The Red Line Book Festival takes place this October in a variety of venues across South Dublin, boasting another impressive programme.

The annual Red Line Book Festival is funded by the South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries and Arts. The 2015 edition runs from Sunday 11th to Saturday, 17th October.

The programme aims to develop a high profile book festival for the county, showcasing the best of national and international contemporary writing which will have a significant impact on the literary landscape of Ireland.

Red Line Book Festival 2015 poster
Some of the highlights of this year’s exciting programme include Dermot Bolger, Jennifer Johnston, Mary Costello, Martina Devlin, Hugo Hamilton and RTÉ’s Joe Duffy. The full list of speakers is available on the Red Line Book Festival website.

Events will take place at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght, the Rua Red Arts Centre, the Pearse Museum in St. Enda’s in Rathfarnham, and in various South Dublin Libraries, including Castletymon, Palmerstown, and Ballyroan.

Red Line Book Festival 2015 launch w. Mayor
There is also an exhibition entitled Deadeye, curated by Paul McAree, which runs until 24th October at Rua Red Arts Centre. The exhibition presents a diverse range of work from three of Ireland’s most important artists – Martin Healy, Lorraine Neeson and Niamh O’Malley. It touches on issues from the personal to the universal, and the interplay of various works in the gallery suggests and teases out how the individual exists within the global.

To book tickets or to find out more about the programme for the 2015 Red Line Book Festival, visit the official festival website.

Some speakers at Red Line Book Festival 2015


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All images courtesy Red Line Book Festival


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