17 – 26 May


Bealtaine Book Club: Éilís Ní Dhuibhne in Conversation

Wednesday, 22 May
Irish Writers Centre
€8 / €7

One of Ireland’s leading writers in both Irish and English, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne has published more than 25 books for adults and children. Her writing includes novels, short story collections, television scripts, plays, and non-fiction. Her recent candid and moving memoir Twelve Thousand Days is a remarkable story about love and grief, shot through with wry and sharp observations on Irish life, culture, and morality. Her many awards include the Irish PEN award for outstanding contribution to Irish literature and a Hennessy Hall of Fame lifetime achievement award. A member of Aosdána, she is an Irish Writers Centre ambassador, and President of the Folklore of Ireland Society, An Cumann le Béaloideas Éireann. In conversation with Martin Doyle, Books Editor, The Irish Times.

Presented in partnership with Age & Opportunity’s Bealtaine Festival, which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age

‘Twelve Thousand Days… is a precise and honest self-portrait, carefully crafted, reticent and then revealing, but also absorbing and moving.’ Colm Tóibín