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Echoes to return to Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre. Oct ’19

Article by Sharon Thompson © 27 May 2019.
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Echoes 2019 Will Celebrate Community in Contemporary Writing in Ireland!


Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre is delighted to announce that ECHOES will return from the 4th –  6th October 2019.  ECHOES proudly celebrates the life and work of Maeve Binchy and Irish writers, and will feature thought provoking talks, walks, debates, interviews and theatrical events.


The announcement of the third edition of ECHOES has been made to coincide with what would have been Maeve Binchy’s eightieth birthday (28thMay 2019).

RODWELL/DUBLIN: 25/7/06: Irish author Maeve Binchy at home in Dalkey, south of Dublin.


Speaking about ECHOES 2019, Margaret Dunne, Manager of Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre said “Maeve Binchy believed that shared experiences created and fostered communities.  ECHOES 2019 explores the concept of community in contemporary writing in Ireland and will feature an exciting and diverse line-up of writers. Festival topics will include our collective identity as an island nation, how real life is reflected in modern fiction, and the adventures of Irish writers abroad.”


Some of the writers confirmed for ECHOES 2019 include:  Gordon Snell, Chris Binchy, Andrea Carter, Fionn Davenport, Hazel Gaynor, Carlo Gebler, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Ibrahim Halawa, Róisín Ingle, Madeleine Keane, Cathy Kelly, Mary Pat Kelly, Olivia O’Leary, Lynn Ruane and Jo Spain.


A Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers Guided Walk will also take place on Sunday October 6th at 11am from Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre.


There will also be more Friday and Sunday events announced in the coming months.

Visit www.echoes.ie for more information

Contact margaret@dalkeycastle.com for ticket enquiries

 Booking via Eventbrite. Booking fees apply.

 Saturday 5th 9.30am-12.45pm and 2pm-5pm, Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

 Full day ticket Early Bird (before September 15th): €45

Full day (from September 16th): €55

Half day (morning or afternoon): €30

 Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers Guided Walk: €12.95

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Author of number one bestsellers, The Abandoned & The Healer, Sharon Thompson is the founder of Indulgeinwriting and she co-founded #Writerswise a trending Tweet-chat featuring published authors and guest-hosts. #ThisandThat is her new, live, weekly online radio show on the Canadian based radio station Keltic Radio, and it includes writer interviews and podcasts. #Indulgeinbooks is her list of Irish book releases and she contributes to indulgeme.ie and donegalwoman.ie. Sharon will also writes romance under the pen-name Penny Best. She has published short stories, had plays long listed, all while completing her much anticipated next novel. @sharonwriter sharontwriter.com