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Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

28th to 31st March 2019

One of our guests at the 2018 festival, Ali Smith described 'the act of storytelling as an act of profound generosity'. It always has been; story is an ancient form that will tell us everything we need to know about the contemporary world.

The theme of the 2019 Festival will be 'Speaking with Strangers' and in the sharing of stories the individual selves we all are, meet and transform in the telling, into something open and communal. In 2019 Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival is thrilled to welcome some truly gifted storytellers who will share with us their worlds of poetry, fiction and non- fiction.

All festival events are on sale now. Download our Festival Brochure here and scroll down on this page for details of each event.

Poetry Elevenses

Thursday March 28th at 11am
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Schools Event: The World of Darkmouth (dlr LexIcon)

Thursday March 28th at 11am
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Schools Event: Beag Bideach le Sadhbh Devlin

Thursday March 28th at 11am
dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum

Talking to the Enemy

with Damian Gorman and Professor Rosemary Hollis
Thursday March 28th at 7:30pm
dlr LexIcon, The Studio
Sold Out

The Writing Life

with Margaret Drabble and Michael Holroyd
Thursday March 28th at 8:30pm
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Festival Club

with Peter Fallon, Oisin Leech and Saramai Leech
Thursday March 28th at 9:30pm
The Library Bar, Haddington Hotel

Tradoodle (10:00 Show)

10.00am performance
Friday March 29th at 10am
dlr LexIcon, The Studio

Schools Event: The Legend of Kevin

with Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
Friday March 29th at 11am
Pavilion Theatre

Schools Event: Knights and Bikes

with Gabrielle Kent
Friday March 29th at 11am
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Sold Out

Poetry Workshop with Damian Gorman

Friday March 29th at 11am
dlr LexIcon Level 5, Meeting Room 2

Tradoodle (12:00 show)

Friday March 29th at 12pm
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Schools Event: The World of Darkmouth (dlr Mill Theatre)

Friday March 29th at 12pm
dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum

Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood (Friday)

with Conor Linehan and Kathy Rose O'Brien
Friday March 29th at 4pm
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For the Foodies

James Kavanagh and William Murray
Friday March 29th at 6:30pm
dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum

Age of Anger

Pankaj Mishra in conversation with Professor Ciaran Benson
Friday March 29th at 6:30pm
Pavilion Theatre

Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry

Hosted by Evelyn O'Rourke
Friday March 29th at 8:30pm
Pavilion Theatre

Rick O’Shea hosts Hannah Beckerman, John Boyne and Kate Mosse

Friday March 29th at 8:30pm
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Notions

With John Kelly and Caomhín Ó Raghallaigh
Friday March 29th at 9:30pm
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The Importance of Being Aisling

Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght with Paul Howard
Saturday March 30th at 10am
Pavilion Theatre
Sold Out

Creative Writing Workshop with Mary O'Donnell

Saturday March 30th at 10am
dlr LexIcon Level 5, Room 3

Knights and Bikes with Gabrielle Kent (dlr LexIcon)

Saturday March 30th at 10am
dlr LexIcon Level 4
Sold Out

We are going to the Zoo

with Sarah Bowie
Saturday March 30th at 10am
dlr LexIcon, Room 1, Level 3

Now we can talk openly about Everything

Martina Evans with Rosemary Jenkinson
Saturday March 30th at 10:30am
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The Beetle Show with M.G. Leonard

Saturday March 30th at 11am
dlr LexIcon, The Studio

The Secret Garden (12pm)

read by Jody O'Neill
Saturday March 30th at 12pm
The Peoples Park

Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival Irish Times Poetry Now Award

Saturday March 30th at 12pm
dlr LexIcon Lab, Level 3

Riot Days with Maria Alyokhina (Masha Alekhina)

Saturday March 30th at 12:30pm
Pavilion Theatre
Sold Out

Dr Hibernica Finch's Nature Scavenger Hunt

Saturday March 30th at 1pm
dlr LexIcon, Room 1, Level 3

The Legend of Kevin (dlr LexIcon)

with Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
Saturday March 30th at 1pm
dlr LexIcon, The Studio

Writing Lives

with Mary O'Donnell and Nessa O'Mahony
Saturday March 30th at 2pm
dlr LexIcon Lab, Level 3

The Secret Garden (2pm)

read by Jody O'Neill
Saturday March 30th at 2pm
The Peoples Park

Strangers in a Strange Land

Maeve Higgins with Sorcha Pollak, Dr Ebun Joseph and Daniel Trilling
Saturday March 30th at 2pm
dlr LexIcon Level 4
Sold Out

Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood (Saturday)

with Conor Linehan and Kathy Rose O'Brien
Saturday March 30th at 3pm
dlr LexIcon, The Studio

On the Road

EVENT CANCELLED
Saturday March 30th at 3pm
Pavilion Theatre

Dr Who? The Mountains to Sea Sci-Fi and Fantasy Quiz

with Dave Rudden
Saturday March 30th at 4pm
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Talking with Strangers

Rachael Hegarty with Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, Toby Buckley, Helen Hutchinson and Stephen James Smith
Saturday March 30th at 4:30pm
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This Is Not A Border

with Lara Marlowe and Ahdaf Soueif
Saturday March 30th at 5:30pm
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Another Planet with Tracey Thorn

Saturday March 30th at 6:30pm
Pavilion Theatre

The Blank Page

Moya Cannon and Bernard O'Donoghue in conversation with Niall MacMonagle
Saturday March 30th at 7:30pm
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Aeneid Book VI

with Stephen Rea and Neil Martin
Saturday March 30th at 8:30pm
Pavilion Theatre

Shine Strong Award

Sunday March 31st at 10am
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Ann Devine is Ready for Her Close-Up

Colm O'Regan in conversation with Maia Dunphy
Sunday March 31st at 11am
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Pilgrims of the Soul

John F. Deane and James Harpur
Sunday March 31st at 11am
dlr LexIcon Lab, Level 3

Essays: rediscovered

Emilie Pine and Brian Dillon with Professor Margaret Kelleher
Sunday March 31st at 12pm
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Sold Out

One on One with Sarah-Davis Goff of Tramp Press

Sunday March 31st at 1pm
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Democracy in Peril?

David Runciman and Catriona Crowe
Sunday March 31st at 1pm
dlr LexIcon, The Studio
Sold Out

Normal People

Sunday March 31st at 2pm
Pavilion Theatre

Poetry and Pictures

with Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Alice Maher and Gerard Smyth
Sunday March 31st at 3pm
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Jess Kidd in conversation with Sara Keating

Sunday March 31st at 4pm
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On the Border

Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, author Eoin McNamee and filmmaker Nuala O'Connor
Sunday March 31st at 4pm
Pavilion Theatre

Dazzling Debuts

with Anne Griffin, Sarah Davis-Goff and Ian Maleney
Sunday March 31st at 5pm
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The Wonder

with Emma Donoghue. Hosted by Edel Coffey
Sunday March 31st at 6pm
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Slow at Sea

with Aoife McElwain, Ruth Fitzmaurice and Inni K
Sunday March 31st at 7pm
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Constellations

with Sinéad Gleeson, Maeve Higgins and Maria Doyle Kennedy
Sunday March 31st at 8:30pm
Pavilion Theatre