Ennistymon Book Town 2015

The Ennistymon Book Town Festival was established in 2012.

2015’s festival attracted a domestic and international audience to Ennistymon, and created a hub of writers, readers and creators.

Our programme of eclectic literary events aims to inspire & delight, and includes a variety of family-friendly events. The festival engages the local community and visitors in Co Clare’s rich and diverse literary culture.  Novelists, poets and non-fiction writers of all kind attend – you just might get the chance to meet your favourite writer!

As part of the festival, pop-up bookshops appear throughout the town – stocking antiquarian collectibles,  paperback fiction, poetry, bargain new books, books of local interest. If you can imagine it, the chances are, it will be there.

Events in 2015 included a special 60th birthday poetry reading by Rita Ann Higgins, celebrating her unique contribution to Irish literature – more details here, an international poetry evening, a reading by Gerry Harrison, and a poetry workshop.

Thanks to everyone who came! You can see some photos taken at this year’s festival below.
See you all next time, when we’ll be bigger and better than ever before…
Rita Ann Higgins reads in the Salmon Bookshop & Literary Centre's Walled Garden

Rita Ann Higgins reads in the Salmon Bookshop & Literary Centre’s Walled Garden

Poet Rita Ann Higgins, presented with a specially commissioned print to celebrate her 60th birthday

Poet Rita Ann Higgins, presented with a specially commissioned print to celebrate her 60th birthday

Ennistymon Book Town  Festival at the Courthouse Gallery

Ennistymon Book Town Festival at the Courthouse Gallery

Scéal Eile Books' Pop-Up Shop at Ennistymon Book Town Festival

Scéal Eile Books’ Pop-Up Shop at Ennistymon Book Town Festival

Charlie Byrnes Pop-Up Bookshop at Ennistymon Book Town Festival

Charlie Byrnes Pop-Up Bookshop at Ennistymon Book Town Festival

An Teach Ceoil  Bookmarket at Ennistymon Book Town Festival

An Teach Ceoil Bookmarket at Ennistymon Book Town Festival

Brian Merriman at Ennistymon Book Town Festival!

Brian Merriman at Ennistymon Book Town Festival!

An Teach Ceoil Book Market

An Teach Ceoil Book Market

An Teach Ceoil Book Market

An Teach Ceoil Book Market

One of the clues of our bi-lingual Word Scavenger Hunt

One of the clues of our bi-lingual Word Scavenger Hunt

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