On the opening day acclaimed poet John Ennis will read and talk about Suibhne Geilt (Mad Sweeney). A narrative based on his book 'Near St Mullins' with contemporary resonances.

There will be a 2nd opportunity to see John Ennis: at the Poetry from Canada especially Newfoundland event; readings combined with an early bird serving of tapas in the atmospheric Tannery Cookery School on Sunday 30 September at 5 pm. John has been instrumental in the curation of this programme.

Ennis may be a scholar but his poems reek of earth and blood rather than dusty shelves. - POETRY INTERNATIONAL
He is, I would say, the most interesting and original poet of his generation … he is . . . a frequently glorious loner - Brian Lynch IRISH TIMES