Write by the Sea Festival

Kilmore Quay

Celebrating its 4th year, Write by the Sea takes place in the stunning setting of Kilmore Quay with the theme this year’s festival being “Drawn To The Sea”. 

The programme for Write By The Sea 2019 includes a stimulating mix of talks, readings, interviews and workshops. Contributors will include Kit de Waal, Mike McCormack, Paula Meehan, Sara Baume, Theo Dorgan, Sinead Gleeson, Jackie Hayden, Eilish Ni Dhuibhne, Dermot Bolger, Ruth Fitzmaurice and Catherine Dunne. John Banville, Jennifer Johnston, Dervla Murphy, Eleanor McEvoy and Peter Murphy are past contributors.


Write By The Sea workshops explore getting started in writing, approaching publishers, marketing your book, writing poetry, fiction and memoir, writing for the stage, tv and radio, and general journalism.  For tickets, please see our website www.writebythesea.ie


In conjunction with the Write by the sea festival, the Stella Maris Centre hosts a “Room to Write” event on the second Saturday of each month. Room to Write provides opportunities to writers to write, to consult writing resources, to read, and to connect with other writers in a friendly, congenial atmosphere. There is free internet access available via WiFi also.

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