Red Line Book Festival

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Red Line Book Festival 2017 - Coming up 11th -15th October!

The Red Line Book Festival is a celebration of all things literary; be it spoken, written, sung, played, illustrated or even just thought!


We provide a programme of events and workshops that appeal to people of all ages and interests, from children to adults and casual readers to book worms. Our  line-up of events covers areas such as history, drama, poetry, music and literature. Do not be put off attending if you are not a big reader! You don't have to read to be inquisitive and that is what this festival is all about. Fuelling the imaginations of people who are eager to learn and explore new ideas and opinions.

Many thanks to all of our writers, audiences and partners in making such a great festival in 2016. Keep an eye out for news for Red Line Book Festival 2017. 

Red Book Festival 2017

Poetry Competition Submissions now OPEN! 

South Dublin County Council is delighted to announce the opening of the annual Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition. This is a hugely popular event each year which receives entries from all across Ireland! This year we are honoured to have Mary O’Donnell, a renowned poet and novelist of exceptional talent, as our judge for the competition. For more information on the rules of the competition and how you can enter click here. Closing date is Friday 11th August. We look forward to your submissions!