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
With thanks to:
Castle Bookshop | The Linenhall Arts Centre | Mayo County Library | SiobhanFoody.com | Bridge Street | Mayo County Council | Rua | Breaffy House Hotel | Gnó Mhaigh Eo | Noo Chocolates | 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