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!


Kate O'Brien Award

Date: Sun 25 Feb, 12.30PM
Venue: Belltable
Admission: €15/12
Nominees include Katherine O’Donnell, Aoife Fitzpatrick & Anne Tiernan.

Elaine Feeney

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

Antoine Laurain

Date: Sat 24 Feb, 1.45PM
Venue: Belltable
Admission: €15/12
Antoine will introduce his new book 'An Astronomer in Love'.

“Literature is forever the lamp of truth…”