Rolling Sun Book Festival 2014

Posted in Local News on November 6, 2014.

This festival takes place in Westport from 14th-16th November


The Rolling Sun Book Festival is a boutique festival that indulges bookworms and connoisseurs of music, song and poetry.

Programme of events below:

Thursday 13th Nov 2014

 Book launch – Reservoir by Alice Maher

 Launch by: Dr Hilary Pyle, Art Historian

 Venue: Custom House Studio Time: 6.30pm  Cost: Free

Friday 14th Nov 2014


 Gala festival opening event at Westport House

 Featuring: Anne Chambers and Luka Bloom

 Formal opening by Granuaile’s biographer Anne Chambers.

 Musical extravaganza with internationally recognised singer Luka Bloom.

Time: 7.30pm Cost: €25 including glass of wine and canapés

Saturday 15th Nov 2014

 Ex Libris Art Exhibition by West Ink artists

 Exhibition opening by Ger Reidy

 Time: 2.10pm

 Venue: Clew Bay Hotel Cost: Free

‘Between the Lines’

 On the Couch with Hilary Fannin, Michèle Forbes and Rachael English

 Time: 3.15pm

 Venue: Clew Bay Hotel  Cost: €8 including cup of coffee

Book Launch – 36 Views of Croagh Patrick

 Pictures and Poems by Anthony O’Brien

 Launch by: Minister Michael Ring TD

 Time: 5.30pm Venue: Matt Molloy’s Yard Bar  Cost: Free

‘From Brehon Laws to Bra Burning’

 An eclectic evening of lively discussion with three diverse and fascinating writers and commentators, brimful of opinions and ideas.

 Featuring: Mary O’Rourke, Eamon Ryan and Anne Chambers in conversation with Eamon Smith.

 Time: 8.30pm  Venue: Wyatt Hotel  Cost: €15

Sunday 16th Nov 2014

Sunday Miscellany Live Programme Recording

 A live recording of the much loved Sunday morning RTE Radio 1 programme featuring a delightful combination of new writing in the form of radio essays, and thoughtfully  co-ordinated live music. There is no better way to start a Sunday.

 Presented by: Aoife nic Cormaic (Producer)

 Time: 11.30am

 (Doors close 11.45am, Recording begins 12 noon)

 Venue: Hotel Westport  Cost: €10 .


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