There’s a literary feast awaiting the country in the coming week, with three festivals taking place. We’ve rounded up some places to fill your bell(...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

Paul Theroux, author of novels such as The Mosquito Coast and My Other Life, has won much critical acclaim for his travel writings such as Ghost Train to the Eastern Star. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien/The Irish Times

Internationally acclaimed novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux will head up the 11th annual Immrama Festival of Travel Writing in Lismore in(...)