Wild Atlantic Words 2019:

Thursday, October 10th – Sunday 13th

Celebrating the literary tradition of Ireland’s west coast
— Wild Atlantic Words Literary Festival

Founded in 2016, the Wild Atlantic Words literary festival takes place in Castlebar, Co Mayo, every October. The festival aims to celebrate the literary heritage of our rugged coastline over a weekend of readings, recitals, debates and reflection, while also acknowledging our new and emerging writers. 

The 2018 Wild Atlantic Words Festival featured:

Mary Robinson | Pat McCabe | Mary Kennedy | Eileen Dunne | Anne Chambers | Enda Kenny | John Healy | Alice Kinsella | Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell | Michael & Jim O’Connor | Anthony Broderick | Margaret Hickey | Martin Dyar | Louise Kennedy | Eoin McNamee | Michael Nolan | Patrick Durcan | Ivor Hamrock | John Hoban

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With thanks to: 

Castle Bookshop | The Linenhall Arts Centre | Mayo County Library | SiobhanFoody.com | Bridge Street | Mayo County Council | Rua | Breaffy House Hotel | All of our sponsors, supporters and special guests

WAW is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, an all-of-Government five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy. Further information from creative.ireland.ie and ireland.ie

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