West Cork Literary Festival

West Cork Literary Festival

Be inspired at the West Cork Literary Festival on Whiddy Island

Now an annual highlight in the Irish literary calendar, the West Cork Literary Festival is a week-long celebration of writing and reading for people of all ages. Events are held throughout West Cork including the islands.

From its humble beginnings as a series of casual poetry readings and fringe events around the Chamber Music Festival, it has expanded into a varied and extensive programme of readings, talks and week-long workshops, growing more adventurous and imaginative with each year.

Presented by West Cork Music, who were established in 1996, the West Cork Literary Festival is dedicated to bringing the finest Irish and international literary figures to West Cork every July – making exceptional talent accessible to local, regional and national audiences.

At the heart of the Festival is the practice and craft of writing, and in keeping with this the Festival Director devises a workshop programme second to none, designed to encourage and inspire novice as well as experienced writers.  The Festival is a social event, noted for its supportive and friendly atmosphere, and its personal touch.

The 2024 programme offers a range of West Cork Island events.


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Jul 12 - 19 2024


All Day
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