Red Line Book Festival

Red Line Book Festival

The annual Red Line Book Festival runs in October and takes place in venues across South Dublin County. The festival is funded by South Dublin County Council and managed by South Dublin Libraries and Arts. The programme showcases the best of national and international contemporary writers and performers.  

What people say about the Red Line Book Festival
"Red Line Book Festival - its vision, as ever, is to be entertaining, inclusive and stimulating" (Catherine Dunne, author)

"I so enjoyed it. Thanks a million for your hospitality and well done on organising a fantastic festival."

Well done @SDCCLibraries on an amazing #TEDxTallaght last night! You brought @TEDx to a new level in @Ireland! (Twitter at TEDx)

"Another lovely and wonderful day. I haven't missed one since they began!" (Attendee at Reader's Day 2014)

I immersed and indulged myself by attending six different events last week at the Red Line Book Festival and I thoroughly enjoyed them all. Each had something different and exciting to offer"
(Red Line Book Festival 2013, audience member)

“Readers Day 2013 with Dermot Bolger was as fabulous as ever, a wonderful opportunity to hear readings and interesting conversations between amazing writers and intellectuals, and even having a little chat with some of them too!" 
(Red Line Book Festival 2013, audience member)

“A very relaxed atmosphere among the panel and great questions from the audience!” 
(Bert Wright, curator Crime Night)

"I really enjoyed the Crime Night - loved the stage - it was oozing with atmosphere and the speakers were excellent “ 
(Crime Night, audience member)

The whole day was great – we all left on a big high” 
(Readers Day audience member)

Fantastic, informative, thoughtful, mind opening and a reminder of the abundance of life.”
 (Maureen Gaffney on TEDxTallaght)

I enjoyed every minute of it and was only sorry I couldn't have stayed for the whole day” 
(Christine Dwyer-Hickey, author Readers Day).


Festival Contacts:


Festival Co-ordinators: Bernie Meenaghan, Helen McMahon and Mark Ward