Dalkey Book Festival

The Dalkey Book Festival, now in its 13th year, showcases the best of Irish and international talent. Founded in 2010 by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams, Dalkey Book Festival celebrates and fosters literary talent in Ireland as well as hosting some of the world’s leading writers and thinkers.

The festival has established itself as a highlight of the Irish cultural calendar, partly because of the unique buzz only Dalkey can offer and the natural beauty of this heritage seaside town, and partly because of the wonderful talent we have attracted including Booker prize winners, global thought leaders, Oscar winners and Nobel Laureates.

From compelling conversations to live performances and debate, Dalkey Book Festival has fostered a community that ignites dialogue, facilitates conversation and programmes the unexpected – unusual combinations that have a strong editorial and curatorial twist.

Dalkey really is a brilliant event in an amazing location. So many unique & engaging events take place, it’s impossible to cover them all!

Here is a short film we produced that will give you a flavour of what’s on offer.