ECHOES: Maeve Binchy and Irish Writers

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Echoes celebrates the work of Maeve Binchy and other renowned Irish writers. It takes place at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October 2019.

Celebrating Community in Contemporary Writing in Ireland

Maeve Binchy believed that shared experiences created and fostered communities. ECHOES 2019 explores the concept of community in contemporary writing in Ireland. Featuring an exciting and diverse line-up of writers, festival topics include our collective identity as an island nation, how real life is reflected in modern fiction, and the adventures of Irish writers abroad!

Saturday October 5th featuring:

Chris Binchy *Andrea Carter * Fionn Davenport * Hazel Gaynor * Carlo Gebler* Christine Dwyer Hickey * Ibrahim Halawa * Róisín Ingle * Madeleine Keane * Cathy Kelly * Mary Pat Kelly * Olivia O’Leary * Lynn Ruane * Gordon Snell * Jo Spain *

Sunday October 6th 11am, Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers Guided Walk in Dalkey
Walk tickets: €12.95

Other Friday and Sunday events to be announced!


Information and booking for all events at
Booking via Eventbrite. Booking fees apply.

Saturday 5th 9.30am-12.45pm and 2pm-5pm, Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

  • Full day ticket Early Bird (before September 15th): €45
  • Full day (from September 16th): €55
  • Half day (morning or afternoon): €30

Founded in 2017, ECHOES proudly celebrates the life and work of Maeve Binchy and Irish writers.

Echoes 2018 & 2017