Ireland will be over run with festivals this bank holiday weekend – with events taking place across the country.
In Mitchelstown, Co. Cork the William Trevor and Elizabeth Bowen Summer School 2010 takes places with Maurice Harmon, Julian Gough, Bernard O’Donoghue, Tom Aherne and Heather Ingman.
The Heinrich BÃ¶ll Memorial Weekend takes over Achill with Hugo Hamilton, Kathrin Schmidt and John Banville featuring as part of the festival.
In Cloughjordan the Thomas MacDonagh Weekend features a poetry workshop with Jean O’Brien.
The SoGo Dublin Arts Festival will taking over the streets of the City with more than 60 free (or nearly free) events – including The GlÃ³r Music & Poetry Session with poet & MC Stephen James Smith and Storytelling in the City.
And Strokestown in Roscommon will play host to the Strokestown International Poetry Festival with a huge list of readers including Cathal Ã“ Searcaigh, MicheÃ¡l O hUanachÃ¡in, Robert Stein, Heather Brett, Julian Stannard, Sebastian Barker, Peter Sirr, Julie O’Callaghan, EileÃ¡n NÃ ChuilleanÃ¡in, Hilary Davies, Dennis O’Driscoll, Paddy Bushe and Aonghas Macneacail.
Whatever you get up to – enjoy the weekend!