Dundalk Writers Group had a very successful one-day festival on Saturday last.
Over 60 writers attended and they came from as far south as Cork and as far north as Belfast.
The organiser John Noonan was very pleased with the turnout.
“We have had a very good feedback,” he said. “Three different groups came together and they included quite a few experienced readers.”
The first event, the Open Mike session, took place at the Market Bar on Saturday afternoon.
Then on Saturday evening in the Oriel Gaol, well known Kildare novelist and poet Mary O’Donnell read from her work, including her soon to be launched new novel. Sligo poet Michael Farry read from his latest collection Asking For Directions. The Dundalk group was joined by the Boyne Berries group from Trim, and Lit Lab Bailieborough.
Finnian O’Connor provided the music for a magnificent and entertaining day and evening.