DISCOVER IRISH LITERATURE AT THE DLR BOOK FESTIVAL
Every September the Mountains to Sea DLR Book Festival brings some of the best names in literature to the seaside tranquility of Dún Laoghaire. The Mountain to Sea Festival takes place across some of Dún Laoghaire’s most celebrated museums, theatres and landmarks, all nestled happily between the restaurants, pubs and bars that give this little town so much of its charm.
In just its fifth year but already a hit with the literary crowd, 2013 saw the festival play host to Booker Prize winning authors Margaret Atwood and Roddy Doyle.
The show was also set to feature the late Seamus Heaney but, tragically, this couldn't be. And although his legendary presence weighed large over the proceedings, we think this was the perfect place to come together and commemorate the work of one of Ireland’s most celebrated sons.
Mountains to Sea was an opportunity to hear readings and talks from writers as diverse as comedian Tommy Tiernan to Irish-Libyan revolutionary Sam Najjair (who is set to speak about his experience as a battlefield commander of a unit of the National Liberation Army of Libya).
But it’s in the intimacy of the festival that its real power lies – a chance to rub shoulders with fantastic writers in a way no other event can offer.