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The ‘Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers Walk’ Returns

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Article by Alison Wells © 12 June 2018.
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The ‘Maeve Binchy and famous Irish Writers Walk’ has returned to Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre for the summer. The walk is perfect for fans of Maeve.

Taking place on Fridays at 13.15 from the 8th June until the end of September, the guided walk starts at the Writers’ Gallery at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre. The walk is the perfect way to learn about Dalkey’s rich literary history. Visitors can discover how Maeve approached writing her novels and walk along the streets of Dalkey, enjoying snippets of work from Maeve, James Joyce, Flann O’Brien and more, while hearing anecdotes of famous writer encounters from the entertaining and knowledgeable guides at the different locations along the route.


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Alison Wells runs the Random Acts of Optimism blog and lives in Bray, Co. Wicklow with her husband and four children. Her short fiction been published in many magazines and online and print anthologies and she has been featured on Sunday Miscellany. Shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, Bridport and Fish Prize's she has just completed a themed short story collection Random Acts of Optimism and a literary novel The Book of Remembered Possibilities. To read Alison's full blog, visit Head Above Water. Find out in her Random Acts of Optimism how she manages to juggle writing, children and life.

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