22 – 28 October


Unfolding Maps: Ian Maleney Minor Monuments: screening and discussion

Sunday, 25 Oct

Ian Maleney’s essay film Minor Monuments, based on his recent book, is a graceful depiction of the landscape and people of County Offaly, where he grew up. It shares with Tim Robinson’s writing a deep engagement with the landscapes and traditions of rural Ireland, and the ways in which modernity has encroached upon them. Through the lens of his own family’s history, and the imposing figure of his grandfather Jonjo who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, it is also an intensely personal story. In conversation with filmmaker, editor and sound recordist Tadgh O'Sullivan.

This is a very special opportunity to watch Minor Monuments, and then to join Ian for a live q&a about the film.   

A Holy Show production with Ian Maleney.

Presented by the International Literature Festival Dublin, a Dublin City Council initiative, with kind support by Galway 2020 and IPB.

The Gutter Bookshop is sad they can’t be at the festival in person this year but you can browse (and purchase!) books by the featured authors at the special ILFDublin festival shop - CLICK HERE. And remember that there’s no postage to pay in Ireland if you spend over €30 or if you choose to collect your books from either of our bookshops. Just choose the ‘Free Shipping’ or ‘Click & Collect’ options at checkout!