Francis Spufford
Sat 24th Feb, 12.30PM
15/12 euro

Born in 1964, the child of two historians, Francis Spufford was a writer of famously unpredictable non-fiction before, with Golden Hill in 2016, he switched to the novel. His next book, Light Perpetual, was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2021. Cahokia Jazz, his current novel, is a literary crime novel set in the 1920s in an altered version of American history. He lives near Cambridge, England, and teaches writing at Goldsmiths College in the University of London.

Date & Times

Sat 24 Feb, 12.30pm

Approximate run time: 1 hour.

Run times may vary by up to 15 minutes as they can be affected by intervals and delays.


Standard Entry: €15
Concession Entry: €12*

*  Concession tickets are available for students, seniors and unwaged purchases.



69 O’Connell St, Limerick, V94 FK0H


Starting at the Brown Thomas store, continue walking straight up O’Connell St. After the Mallow St junction, Belltable is on the left-hand side of the road, in the middle of the block.

Public Transport:

From the bus stop on Sarsfield Street, take the 304 as far as the O’Connell Monument, O’Connell St. Continue back towards the city centre, Belltable is on the right-hand side of the road, in the middle of the block.


Belltable is situated in the city centre and encourages patrons to walk where possible.

For those who can’t walk and need to drive there is only on street parking.

Belltable will open from 9am on both Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of the festival.

Tickets can be booked online at Links to which can be found on this site.

Weekend Pass €130/€100. Individual Sessions €15/€12.

Tickets may be purchased at the door for individual sessions, while tickets are still available.

Please note that ticket capacity is limited at all events, tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis. Please allow time to purchase tickets on the door as no latecomers will be permitted once an event commences.

Belltable is fully accessible.

Wheelchair spaces: We strongly advise that, should you require a wheelchair space, you contact our Box Office staff on (061) 953400 as early as possible.

Accessible Toilets: Belltable  has one accessible toilet in the main foyer area next to the bar.

Guide/Assistance Dogs are welcome in both our venues.

Baby Changing Facilities: We have baby changing facilities in the accessible toilets in Belltable.

The Belltable cafe will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 2pm, serving coffee, tea etc.



Vona Groarke

Date: Sat 24 Feb, 10.00AM
Venue: Belltable
Admission: €15/12
Vona will be presenting and discussing 'Hereafter: The Telling Life of Ellen O'Hara'

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.

Dr Jana Fischerova

Date: Sun 25 Feb, 10.00AM
Venue: Belltable
Admission: €15/12
Jana will present the Kate O'Brien Hour.