Celebrating Derek Mahon at Kilkenny Arts Festival

  • Saturday 18 August, 11.00am
  • The Parade Tower, Kilkenny
  • Tickets: €14/€12

Amid his Kilkenny Arts Festival performances of Derek Mahon’s New York Time, Stephen Rea joins Peter Fallon of The Gallery Press and Maureen Kennelly, director of Poetry Ireland, to explore the qualities that have made Mahon one of Ireland’s, and the world’s, most admired living poets.

Now, listening to the rus-in-urbe, spring-in-winter noise of late-night diners while the temperatures rise and the terrible wind-chill factor abates, I realize the daffodils must be out in ditch and glen and windows soon flung wide to the spring rain"
New York Time by Derek Mahon

Presented in association with The Gallery Press & Poetry Ireland

Event Partners

  • Kilkenny Arts Festival