22 - 24 February 2019


February 3, 2019

Il y a longtemps que je t'aime screening with English subtitles

On Friday February 22nd at 12:30pm, in partnership with the French Embassy, the Limerick Litrary Festival in honour of Kate O'Brien is delighted to have french writer & director Philippe Claudel introduce a screening of his award winning film Il y a longtemps que je t'aime / I've Loved You So Long. Starring Kristen Scott Thomas, it tells the story of a woman's struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison. It will be screened in the Captain's Room at the Hunt Museum. This is a free event.

January 8, 2019

Festival Launch

RTÉ broadcaster Liz Nolan will launch the 35th Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O'Brien on Thursday 10th of January in O’Mahony’s bookshop.

December 28, 2018

Eileen Battersby RIP

It is with great sadness we learned of the sudden death of literary critic Eileen Battersby. Eileen was to be our guest at this years festival and we were looking forward to her insightful commentary on the literary world.

Eileen was a good friend to the festival from as far back as 1992 when she was first invited as a speaker and she covered subsequent Festival weekends for us for the Irish Times.

She was particularly looking forward to the 2019 festival weekend as she was to share the bill with our main speaker Richard Ford. Eileen was huge admirer of Richard and he had recently endorsed her debut novel Teethmarks on My Tongue. Eileen will be greatly missed by the literary community, ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

November 27, 2018

Become a Friend of Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien 2019

The Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien celebrates the life and works of the Limerick author, whilst also promoting emerging and established writers and artists.

It facilitates a convivial platform for engagement with the literary arts in Limerick, with reading audiences having the opportunity to meet with each other and to ask authors questions directly, about their favourite books.

Through a series of talks, readings, lectures, workshops and music events; we celebrate writers, books and reading audiences.

As a voluntary festival organisation, a donation of €100 will support the festival to deliver the 2019 events programme.

Friends enjoy exclusive benefits including, invitations to Launch events and our Festival Club. We will acknowledge your support on our website and social media platforms.

To become a Friend of the Festival please contact us at info@limerickliteraryfestival.com

February 27, 2018

Kate O'Brien Award 2018 Awarded to Lisa Harding for her novel Harvesting

Lisa Harding was presented with the Kate O'Brien Award at the Belltable, Sunday 25th February, for her novel Harvesting. The award celebrates new debut Irish fiction by a female author, in memory of Kate O'Brien. Warm congratulations to her.

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