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Nunnery Rd, Enniscorthy, 10am – 5pm Monday – Friday

PURCHASE BY PHONE: (053) 923 3000

PURCHASE ONLINE : Events are listed below by day and date.

You will be directed to Presentation Centre and Wexford Arts Centre‘s ticket website.

Review What’s On and the Festival Line Up ,

there are also free literature events for children,

youth and adults.

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Early Bird Festival Ticket

Early Bird Full Festival tickets available until 23rd June

For only €40, saving €25

you can attend two “by invitation only” events and all events except for the three Workshops, Culture & Cocktails in The Castle, Cursed Murphy Versus The Resistance and The Diary of Maynard Perdu.

Getting to Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford:

Enniscorthy is located on the M11/N11 approximately 100km (60miles) south of Dublin. Find Out how to get here by:

THURSDAY 4th JULY: Welcome to the Festival and Drama

Welcome to the Friends of the Festival Reception

& Official Opening

with guest speaker Sinéad Crowley

and music with Dermot Byrne.

Festival Ticket holders and by Invitation Only event due to space restrictions

FESTIVAL TICKET REQUIRED

(Sold through Presentation Centre)

Holohan’s Pub

8pm – 10+pm

PLAYS IN A PUB

Holohan’s Pub, Slaney Place, Enniscorthy

Three short plays by Irish playwrights Declan Dempsey, John J. Kelly & Dominic Palmer with music between and afterward by Wexford Blues man – Dermot Byrne.

Age Suitability: Over 18

INCLUDED IN FULL FESTIVAL TICKET

(Tickets also available on the Door)

Wexford Arts Centre

8pm – 10pm

Diary of Maynard Perdu

by Billy Roche starring Peter McCamley

Written and directed by the award winning playwright Billy Roche and starring the acclaimed actor/musician Peter McCamley. The Diary Of Maynard Perdu is set in the fantastic, mirrored, burlesque world of the Spiegeltent where fantasy and delusion reign supreme. Based on the novella by Billy Roche, this one man show takes us on a romantic  journey of adventure and intrigue all of which serves to mask the pain and loss that are buried deep within…

More Info

Tickets Available at Wexford Arts Centre.

Booking Strongly Advised

€18

(conc.€16)

(Sold through Wexford Arts Centre)

FRIDAY 5th JULY : Students by day and “Visual Arts & Awards Night”

Presentation Centre

2pm -3pm

“Hello Delia Murphy”

with Carmen Cullen

Sit back and be enthralled by the songs and story of the iconic Delia Murphy. This is a one-woman show, hosted by Delia’s niece, author Carmen Cullen.Her first novel: Two Sisters Singing was published by Liberties Press in 2013 and is loosely based on her iconic Aunt Delia. Carmen was Head  of English in Coláiste Dhúlaigh Secondary School in Dublin for more than twenty years and is now a full time writer.

More Info

Suitability: Any age.

€10

(Sold through Presentation Centre)

INCLUDED IN FULL FESTIVAL TICKET

(Tickets also available on the Door)

Presentation Centre

6:15pm – 10pm

Response. Text Redefined Visual Art Launch 

& Awards Night

The Presentation Centre.

by invitation and for Full Ticket Holders Only

due to space restrictions.

(Sold through Presentation Centre)

Wexford Arts Centre

8pm – 10pm

Diary of Maynard Perdu

by Billy Roche starring Peter McCamley

Written and directed by the award winning playwright Billy Roche and starring the acclaimed actor/musician Peter McCamley. The Diary Of Maynard Perdu is set in the fantastic, mirrored, burlesque world of the Spiegeltent where fantasy and delusion reign supreme. Based on the novella by Billy Roche, this one man show takes us on a romantic  journey of adventure and intrigue all of which serves to mask the pain and loss that are buried deep within…

More Info

Tickets Available at Wexford Arts Centre.Booking Strongly Advised

€18

(conc.€16)

(Sold through Wexford Arts Centre)

SATURDAY 6th JULY : Readers, Writers & Spoken Word Day

Presentation Centre

Saturday 6th July

10am – 12:30pm

Meet The Publisher

by invitation – 10 to 12 people

An Early Bird / Festival Ticket and the €10 entry fee is required to be in the “draw” for Meet The Publisher.

Entry from 14th – 28th June.

If you are one of the 12 successful people, you will be contacted prior to the event on Saturday 6th July with your ten minute meeting time.

10am – 12 Noon

The Underground Society

Creative Writing Workshop (20 max)

20 places max.

Unlock the secret to creativity in a unique creative writing workshop designed for writers of any level. Whether you are interested in writing novels, short stories, historical fiction, children’s’ fiction, memoir, non-fiction, screenwriting, poetry or just writing for the fun of it, this workshop is for you…

More Info

Suitable Secondary age +

€15

NOT included in Festival Ticket.

(Sold through Presentation Centre)

The Athenaeum

2pm – 3:30pm

Pig’s Toes & Handbags Poetry Workshop

with Margaret Galvin

20 people max

Learn how to find poetry in the everyday, i.e the contents of an old handbag or the memory of your father’s delight in a feed of pig’s feet.

A consideration of the role poetry plays in keeping alive the memory of the people, places and events that shape us…

More Info

Suitable Secondary age +

NOT included in Festival Ticket.

(Sold through Presentation Centre)

The Church Institute

2pm – 5:30pm

In Conversation With… (4 Events)

at The Church Institute

This includes ALL 4 ‘In Conservation with.. ‘ events on Saturday:

  • June Caldwell
  • Eamonn Wall
  • Niamh Devereux
  • Felicity Hayes-McCoy

from 2pm – 5:30pm at The Church Institute

Suitable for any age.

INCLUDED IN FULL FESTIVAL TICKET

(Sold through Presentation Centre)

(Tickets also available on the Door)

Presentation Centre

3pm – 5pm

Step Up To The Mic

Cursed Murphy Spoken Word Award

Spoken Word Competition – Prize: €200

Wexford Literary Festival has invited auditioned spoken word performers to perform and compete in its new exciting Step Up to the Mic event on Saturday 6th July between 3-5pm at The Presentation Centre Enniscorthy alongside established spoken word performers and hosted and judged by Cursed Murphy.

Age suitability: Secondary Student Age +

INCLUDED IN FULL FESTIVAL TICKET

(Sold through Presentation Centre)

Enniscorthy Castle

7:30pm – 9:30pm

Culture & Cocktails at the Castle

Enniscorthy Castle

with a cocktail mix of literature and musical performances including

Emer Martin, Helena Mulkerns, June Caldwell, Margaret Galvin, Aisling Williams, 

Eddie Crean and Richie King, and more,

NOT INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL TICKET

(Available at the Opening)

Presentation Centre

9:30pm – 11:30pm

Cursed Murphy vs. The Resistance

Spoken Word ‘Battle’

Presenting Cursed Murphy Versus the Resistance: a mash-up of spoken word performance, cinematic guitar soundscapes and big beats, featuring Cursed Murphy, aka spoken word performer and novelist Peter Murphy (John the Revelator, Shall We Gather at the River), Dan Comerford (Frankenstein Bolts), the Gangnus sisters Rebecca, Tamara and Jasmin, and Kevin Dillon (all members of street drum crew Bloco Garman).

More Info

Suitable Youth +

(Sold through Presentation Centre)

Wexford Arts Centre

8pm – 10pm

Diary of Maynard Perdu

by Billy Roche starring Peter McCamley

Written and directed by the award winning playwright Billy Roche and starring the acclaimed actor/musician Peter McCamley. The Diary Of Maynard Perdu is set in the fantastic, mirrored, burlesque world of the Spiegeltent where fantasy and delusion reign supreme. Based on the novella by Billy Roche, this one man show takes us on a romantic  journey of adventure and intrigue all of which serves to mask the pain and loss that are buried deep within…

More Info

Tickets Available at Wexford Arts Centre.Booking Strongly Advised

€18

(conc.€16)

(Sold through Wexford Arts Centre)

SUNDAY 7th JULY : Film, Story & Drama Day

Presentation Centre

10:30am – 12 Noon

Film Script Writing Workshop

with Imelda O’Reilly

Introduction to Screenwriting. Study the craft of screenwriting with experienced Irish filmmaker and lecturer Imelda O’Reilly currently based in New York. Learn the process of transferring an idea to script format and develop a dramatic narrative with an emphasis on the short film in the context of low budget production. Beginners welcome!  

More Info

Suitable for Youth+

€15

INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL TICKET

(Sold through Presentation Centre)

NOT INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL TICKET

(sold through Presentation Centre)

Presentation Centre

12 Noon – 1:10pm (70mins)

Arán & Im

le/with Manchán Magan

A bilingual play with audience participation around the making of bread and the churning of butter.

“Shall we bake bread together and churn some butter, and talk about things that really matter?” asks Manchán Magan, the presenter of the  70-minute bilingual show, Arán & Im, which explores what makes Irish so unique and potent. “What’s the word for the lonesomeness of a cow bereft of her calf? Or, for the sound horses make when they meet after an absence? To what extent is the language embedded in the Otherworld?”

Join Manchán as he bakes bread and churns butter and reveals the link between sourdough and the transformational power of Irish.

Suitable for all ages.

€15

INCLUDED IN FEST. TICKET

(Sold through

Presentation Centre)

Byrne’s Book Sop

2pm- 3pm

In Conversation with…

Peter Murphy aka ‘Cursed Murphy’

Peter Murphy reads from his critically acclaimed John The Revelator and Shall We Gather at The River and from his new story featured Being Various – New Stories by Irish Contemporary writers. Peter who also a freelance book reviewer for The Irish Times introduces New Voices on the literary scene. Enjoy some tea while listening to some new tales.

More Info

INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL TICKET

(Sold through Presentation Centre)

Presentation Centre

3:15pm- 5pm+

In Conversation with…

Emer Martin in Conversation with Helena Mulkerns

3.15pm – 4pm Emer Martin in Conversation with Helena Mulkerns – Presentation Centre

Emer Martin, is an Irish novelist, painter and film-maker who has also lived in Paris, London, the Middle East, and the United States. Her first novel, Breakfast in Babylon, described the life of a young Irishwoman in the Parisian underworld and won Book of the Year at the 1996 Listowel Writers’ Week.

More Info

4pm – 5pm Imelda O’Reilly in Conversation with Fintan Kelly (Including short film screenings).

INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL TICKET

(Sold through Presentation Centre)