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The World of Darkmouth

The World of Darkmouth

Thu 28 Mar, 11am

Schools Events
Venue: dlr LexIcon, Level 4

Have you heard of the Legends? These monstrous, human-eating creatures have invaded the Irish town of Darkmouth and it’s up to twelve-year-old Finn and his friends to fight the beasts and save the world.

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Talking to the Enemy

Talking to the Enemy

Thu 28 Mar, 7.30pm

Venue: dlr LexIcon, The Studio

In this very special opening event, poet Damian Gorman meets Professor Rosemary Hollis. Rosemary argues that ‘Talking to the enemy’ is not necessarily about conflict resolution or peace building.

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The Writing Life

The Writing Life

Thu 28 Mar, 8.30pm

Venue: dlr LexIcon, Level 4

Dame Margaret Drabble is the author of 18 novels including A Summer Bird-Cage, The Millstone, The Red Queen, and the highly-acclaimed The Pure Gold Baby.

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Tradoodle

Tradoodle

Fri 29 Mar, 10am & 12pm

Venue: dlr LexIcon, The Studio

Join Eithne Ní Chatháin (Inni-K) with Joanna Williams, Little Bigtop in this specially-created performance for Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival, young imaginations will be enthralled by some of our best-loved bedtime songs such as Seoithín Seothó and Dún do Shúile, as well as lullabies from other cultures and traditions.

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The Legend of Kevin

The Legend of Kevin

Fri 29 Mar, 11am

Schools Event
Venue: Pavilion Theatre

Who doesn’t love ponies? Especially roly-poly ponies who can fly? Come meet Kevin, the four-legged, two-winged hero of The Legend of Kevin.

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Poetry Workshop with Damian Gorman

Poetry Workshop with Damian Gorman

Fri 29 Mar, 11am

Venue: dlr LexIcon Level 5, Meeting Room 2

Damian Gorman is one of Northern Ireland’s most successful and versatile contemporary writers. For Mountains to Sea he has designed a workshop for adult writers at any level who wish to take what is in them to write outside of themselves, ‘into the company of strangers’.

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Age of Anger

Age of Anger

Fri 29 Mar, 6.30pm

Venue: Pavilion Theatre

How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world―from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media?

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Notions

Notions

Fri 29 Mar, 9.30pm

Venue: dlr LexIcon, The Studio

Constantly inventive and unerringly precise, the poems in John Kelly’s debut collection reveal an author at home with both the stand-alone lyric and the longer, apparently improvisational pieces that contribute so much to this book’s extraordinary brio and style.

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Knights and Bikes with Gabrielle Kent

Knights and Bikes with Gabrielle Kent

Sat 30 Mar, 10am

Venue: dlr LexIcon, Level 4

Welcome to the sleepy Cornish island of Penfurzy, where nothing exciting ever happens. Or does it? We join Demelza and her new best friend in the whole world, Nessa, as they explore the island and uncover the mysteries of the Penfurzy Knights.

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The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Sat 30 Mar, 12pm & 2pm

Venue: The People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire

Come hear Mary’s story in this atmospheric reading, abridged by Sara Keating and performed by Jody O’Neill (Fair City). Wrap up warmly and join us in The People’s Park.

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Riot Days with Maria Alyokhina

Riot Days with Maria Alyokhina

Sat 30 Mar, 12.30pm

Venue: Pavilion Theatre

In this unmissable event, Conor O’Clery, former Russian correspondent with The Irish Times, discusses Riot Days with Maria Alyokhina which tells the story of her iconoclastic balaclava-clad performance in a Moscow cathedral after which she and two of her collaborators were arrested and sentenced to two years in a prison in the Urals.