Una Mullally

Society, life and culture on the edge

The Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas rocks

Writers festival in Carlow reveals a stellar programme

Wed, Apr 17, 2013, 11:47


The Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas set to take place over the 8th and 9th of June has pretty much knocked it out of the park in terms of small festival programming.

Curated by Vivienne Guinness, Eleanor O’Keefe and Catherine-Anne Heaney and taking place in Borris House, an impressive country pile and the ancestral home of the Mcmorrough Kavanaghs (that’d be the High Kings of Leinster to you), the festival has a brilliantly eclectic line-up of speakers. When you’re not reenacting scenes from Downton Abbey in the corridors of the gaff, you can listen to the wisdom of Martin Amis in conversation with Sinead Gleeson, PJ Harvey (scream!) in conversation with Anne Enright, Ben Anderson in conversation with Fintan O’Toole, Isabel Fonseca, John Boyne, Ben Okri, Paul Murray, Mariella Frostrup, Lenny Abrahamson and loads more.

To book the (very reasonably priced) tickets, go here.