Red Line Book Festival

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. The closing date for entries is Friday 11th August 2017. We look forward to receiving your submissions! 

Thank you!

Already looking forward to Red Line Book Festival 2017

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with the Red Line Book Festival 2016 especially all in the South Dublin Libraries who work tirelessly to create the exceptional programme, South Dublin County Council for their support, TL Marketing for their event management expertise, The Civic Theatre for the use of their venues and their staff and their help with the ticketing, all of our other venues including the local libraries, RUA RED, IT Tallaght, Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham Castle, The Chocolate Warehouse, The Coachhouse and Timbertrove Cafe. We would also like to thank all of our authors, performers and contributors for filling the event with life and celebrating the spoken word. Many thanks all of the local hotels, restaurants and businesses that offered discounts and packages to guests attending the events. And last but certainly not least we would like to thank all of you who attended our events and supported the festival, we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did! Looking forward to seeing you all again next year.

Sunday Miscellany at Red Line Book Festival 2016

Red Line Event Available Online 

The Sunday Miscellany Live event from Red Line Book Festival is now available to listen to online and details on the pieces featured can be seen by clicking here. It is an excellent combination of written word from some of our local South Dublin talent, as well as musical interludes.

Short Story Competition - 2016 Winners

Winner Announced

Firstly, we would like to thank IT Tallaght for coordinating this competition and congratulate them on the success of the competition with 134 entries in its first year across 14 countries. We would also like to thank Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin for taking time out of her busy schedule to judge the entries and select the eventual winners. Last but certainly not least we would like to commend all those who entered the competition, particularly our 10 shortlisted authors as the standard was exceptionally high. Last Sunday, at a great event, attended by the shortlisted winners, their families and members of the IT Tallaght and RLBF team we announced the 3 overall winners. See details below:

1st Place: David Butler - Aphasia
2nd Place: Neasa McHale - Playing on Fences
3rd Place: Andrew Watson - Hamlin