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Franco-Irish Literary Festival


20th Franco-Irish Literary Festival 

5-7th April


For its 20th edition, the Festival will take place 5-7 April on the theme “Women” with a very special line-up of guests and events!

The Franco-Irish Literary Festival is the result of the successful collaboration between the Alliance Française, the French Embassy and a Franco-Irish committee composed of significant figures from the worlds of literature, publishing and academics. It has been supported to great effect by the Arts CouncilForas na GaeilgeLiterature Irelandand various cultural and commercial sponsors from Ireland and France. It was awarded the Dublin UNESCO City of Literature label and is this year the recipient of the RTÉ Supporting the Arts scheme.

The Festival’s aim is to widen and enhance the long-standing friendship that exists between Ireland, France and other French-speaking countries. It welcomes writers in both the English and Irish languages, together with writers of the wider francophone world. Each year the festival presents a central theme and writers, professionals or artists are given the opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas on the subject in an informal setting. Panel discussions, interviews, readings, signings and exhibitions take place over the 3 days of the Festival: an opening night on Friday evening at The French Library with a performance or a screening / Full day on Saturday at Dublin Castle with the main events, book sales and various exhibitors / a closing literary brunch on Sunday at the Alliance Française.

Admission is FREE



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