The festival, formerly known as The Kate O’Brien Weekend, celebrated its 4oth anniversary this year. Beginning in 1984 to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Limerick-born writer Kate O’Brien, the festival continues to honour the life and works of the author while attracting prominent participants from home and abroad.

To our funders, partners, guests and wonderful audiences – thank you for making 2024 one of our best years yet!


Elaine Feeney

Date: Sat 24 Feb, 4.15PM
Venue: Belltable
Admission: €15/12
Elaine will be talking about and reading from her latest work.

Desert Island Books

Date: Sun 25 Feb, 1.45PM
Venue: Belltable
Admission: €15/12
Perennial favourite with four Limerick personalities.

Denise Chaila

Date: Fri 23 Feb, 7.00PM
Venue: Belltable
Admission: €15/12
Denise will open the festival with an evening of words and music.

“Literature is forever the lamp of truth…”