Calendar of Literary Festivals in Ireland 2022

January

Classics Now
21–23 January, Dublin
@ClassicsNowFest

February

North Belfast Festival
25–27 February
@northbelfast100

March

Ennis Book Club Festival
4–6 March, Ennis, Co Clare
@ebcf

Belfast Children’s Festival
4–13 March, Belfast
@Young_at_Art

NOIRELAND International Crime Fiction Festival
8–10 March*, Belfast
@NOIRELANDfest

Kanturk Arts Festival
15–19 March*, Kanturk, Co Cork
@KanturkArts

Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival
24–27 March, Ballydonoghue/Lisselton, Co Kerry
Facebook/BallydonoghueBardicFestival

April

Dublin: One City One Book
1–30 April, Dublin
@1dublin1book

Cúirt International Festival of Literature 4–10 April, Galway @CuirtFestival

Franco-Irish Literary Festival
8–10 April, Dublin
@afdublin

Cork World Book Fest
20–25 April*, Cork
@WorldBookFest

Brewery Lane Writers’ Weekend
22–24 April, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary
@BrewerLaneT

Towers and Tales Lismore Story Festival
29–30 April, Lismore, Co Waterford
@TowersandTales

Féile na Bealtaine
28 April–2 May, Dingle, Co. Kerry
@feilebealtaine

Annual Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend
30 April–2 May*, Achill Island, Co Mayo
@BollAchill

May

Féile na Bealtaine 28 April–2 May, Dingle, Co. Kerry
@feilebealtaine

Annual Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend
30 April–2 May*, Achill Island, Co Mayo
@BollAchill

Strokestown International Poetry Festival
1–3 May*, Strokestown, Co Roscommon
@Strokestownpoem

Marie Edgeworth Literary Festival
6–8 May, Edgeworthstown, Longford
@edgeworthsoc

Padraic Colum International Literary Festival
15 May*, Longford
@CreativeLongfd

Cork International Poetry Festival
18–21 May, Cork
@MunLitCentre

International Literature Festival Dublin
19–29 May, Dublin
@ILFDublin

June

Listowel Writers’ Week
1–5 June, Listowel, Co Kerry
@Writersweek

Goldsmith International Literary Festival
3–5 June, various locations in Co Longford
@Goldsmithfest  

Festival of Writing and Ideas
10–12 June, Borris, Co Carlow
@Writingandideas  


Belfast Book Festival
10–19 June, Belfast
@BelfastBookFest

Bloomsday Festival
11–16 June*, Dublin
@bloomsdayfest

Dalkey Book Festival
16–19 June, Dalkey, Co Dublin
@dalkeybookfest


Immrama – Lismore Festival of Travel Writing
17–19 June, Lismore, Co Waterford
@lismoreimmrama

Limerick Literary Festival
18–19 June, Limerick
@kobweekend

Hinterland Festival of Literature and Arts
23–26 June, Kells, Co Meath
@HinterlandKells

July

Wexford Literary Festival
1–4 July*, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
@WexfordLitFest

West Cork Literary Festival
8–15 July, Bantry, Co Cork
@wcorklitfest

John Hewitt Society International Summer School
25–30 July, Armagh
@The_JHS

August

Blueway Poetry Festival
30 July–1 August, Lismore, Co Waterford
@BluewayPoetry 

TitanCon, Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Festival
5–7 August, Belfast
@TitanConBelfast

Ennistymon Book Town Festival
28–29 August*, Ennistymon, Co Clare
@BooksEnnistymon

September

The Write Time Festival 1–30 September*, Dublin @fingallibraries

International Dublin Writers Festival
16–18 September, Dublin
facebook.com/internationaldublinwritersfestival

Shaking Bog Nature Writing Festival
10–12 September*, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow
@theshakingbog

Cashel Arts Festival
15–18 September, Cashel, Co. Tipperary
@Cashelartsfest

C.S. Lewis Festival
15–18 September, Belfast
@CSLewsisFest

Children’s Books Ireland International Conference
22 September, Dublin
@KidsBooksIrel

Write By The Sea Festival
23–25 September, Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford
@write_KQ

Aspects Festival
24 September–3 October*, Bangor, Co Down
@aspectsfestival

Éigse Michael Hartnett Festival
30 September–2 October*, Newcastle West, Co Limerick
@EigseMHartnett

Bray Literary Festival
30 September–2 October, Bray, Co Wicklow
@braylitfest

October

Éigse Michael Hartnett Festival
30 September–2 October*, Newcastle West, Co Limerick
@EigseMHartnett

Bray Literary Festival 30 September–2 October, Bray, Co Wicklow @braylitfest

Dromineer Literary Festival
1–3 October*, Dromineer, Nenagh, Co Tipperary
@DromineerLit

Echoes: Maeve Binchy and Irish Writers Festival
1–3 October*, Dalkey, Co Dublin
@echoesdalkey 

Children’s Book Festival
1–31 October, Libraries countrywide

Kildare Readers Festival
1–17 October*, throughout Co Kildare
@KildareReaders

Words by Water
 2–5 October, Kinsale, Co Cork
@WordsByWater

Iron Mountain Literature Festival
5–7 October*, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim

Wild Atlantic Words Literary Festival
5–10 October*, Mayo
@WildWordsMayo

Cork International Short Story Festival
6–10 October, Cork
@MunLitCentre

Bookville Festival Kilkenny
7–12 October, Kilkenny
@bookvillekilkenny

Gerard Manley Hopkins International Literary Festival
8–10 October*, Newbridge, Co Kildare

Dalkey Creates Festival
11–14 October*, Dalkey, Co Dublin
@DalkeyCreates

Red Line Book Festival
11–17 October*, Dublin
@RedLineBookFest

ISLA (Irish, Spanish and Latin American) Literary Festival
14–16 October*, Dublin
@ICDublin

Octocon, the National Irish Science Fiction Convention
15–16 October, Croke Park, Dublin
@Octocon

Waterford Writers’ Weekend (part of theImagine Arts Festival)
21–23 October, Waterford
@Wwritersweekend
@Imagine_Fest

Omagh Literary Festival: Honouring Benedict Kiely
23 October*, Omagh, Co Tyrone
@kiely_weekend

November

Leaves Festival of Writing & Music
2–7 November*, Portlaoise, Co Laois
@leavesfestival

Allingham Festival
3–7 November*, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal
@AllinghamArts

An Fhéile Beag Filíochta
5–7 November*, Baile  an Fheirtéaraigh, Co Chiarraí
@Féilebeagfillíochta

Murder One International Crime Writing Festival
6–29 November*, Dublin
@MurderOneFest

Dublin Book Festival
9–13 November, Dublin
@DublinBookFest

Imram Irish Language Literature Festival
11 November–15 December* , Dublin
@Feile_IMRAM

Festival of Reading and Writing for Young Adults
17–20 November*, Waterford
@TheLitYWF

Rolling Sun Book Festival
15–18 November*, Westport, Co Mayo
Facebook/RollingSunBookFestival

The Lit: Festival of Reading and Writing for Young Adults
17–20 November*, Waterford
@TheLitYWF

Dingle Literary Festival
18–20 November, Dingle, Co Kerry
@DingleLit 

Did not run in 2021 but due to return in 2022

Bram Stoker Festival
Dublin
@bramstokerdub

Allihies Inspires Festival
Allihies village, Beara, Co Cork
@Allihiesinspire

Cancelled for 2022

Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
@mountainstosea

Féile Fidelma Mystery Fiction Weekend
6–8 September, Cashel, Co Tipperary
@Cashelartsfest

No information available as yet for 2022

Doolin Writers’ Weekend
Usually held last weekend in January, Doolin, Co Clare
@HotelDoolin

UL/Frank McCourt Creative Writing Festival
Limerick City

Howth Literary Arts Festival Howth
Co Dublin
@howthlitfest

Graiguenamanagh Town of Books Festival
Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny
Facebook/IrelandsBooktown

Something Wicked Crime Fiction Festival
Malahide, Co Dublin
@somethingwicket

Hillsborough Festival of Literature & Ideas
Hillsborough, Co Down
@The_JHS (Did not take place in 2021)

John O’Connor Writing School Literary Arts Festival
Armagh
@johnoconnorws

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