Hay Festival Kells returns this July with a very impressive literary line-up
Culture and literature lovers rejoice - the Hay Festival Kells is back for a second year from July 3 - 6 with a very impressive programme.
The Hay Festivals team produce events that take place across five continents to celebrate great writing from all around the world. This year an exciting range of Irish and international writers will descend on Kells to share their knowledgeable insights with fans of world-class literature.
Highlights include novelists Louis de Bernières, Joe O'Connor and Donal Ryan; poets Nerys Williams, Eamon Grennan, Rosita Boland and Tom French; children and young adult writers Darren Shan, Sarah Webb, Judi Curtin and Paula Leydon; journalists Manchán Magan and Robert O'Byrne; with biographers, academics, broadcasters also appearing - and many many more.
As well as celebrating writing, visitors can enjoy a host of Irish language events, a new food village, and incorporated into the festival will be the fifth annual Kells Type Trail.
Hay Festival Producer, Lyndy Cooke says, "We are delighted to be back after a thrilling inaugural year and we are looking forward to an even bigger opportunity to celebrate language, share stories and ideas with authors, poets, playwrights, sportsmen, chefs and actors in the historic town of Kells. We're ready to debate and discuss. Join us for chapter two of many chapters of Hay Festival Kells."
For more details see hayfestival.org/kells
Story by Miriam Burke | 14:07 | Thursday 17th April 2014 | Festival News
I see all the usual suspects and hangers on. You obviously know nothing about Hay and are only getting on the coat tails of those who have destroyed it. The Hay festival started out as a proper book lovers festival founded by local bookseller Richard Booth who made Hay the book capital of the world, my father who founded Mercier Press in Cork and myself who was an antiquarian bookseller for 50 years and took all Richards non Irish rare books. It started off as a fun filled event for people to enjoy books. It was progressively destroyed by the hangers on. It and Listowel which we were also involved in starting were never intended to be the bulls*it they have become. The founders would turn in their gravesPosted 13:46 | Mon 11th Jan 2016
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