They say Dublin is a city of villages. It's also a UNESCO City of Literature. Makes sense then that literary legends flock to Dalkey, a seaside village 20 minutes from Dublin, for the annual Dalkey Book Festival.
The charming seaside town of Dalkey lies just 20 minutes from Dublin's city centre, easily reached on the DART train from Connolly Station. Every June this sleepy seaside village is transformed into a lively literary hub for the Dalkey Book Festival.
People flock to this lovely town for the gorgeous architecture built into the sheer landscape, the stunning views and for the cosy village atmosphere it has at its core. Dalkey was also the birthplace of George Bernard Shaw and has a rich literary heritage, making it the perfect place for a literary festival of books and ideas.
Famous novelists that have attended in previous years include Salman Rushdie, Joseph O'Connor, John Banville and Sebastian Barry. As well as literary legends, book lovers from around Ireland and the world attend the weekend-long event, even U2 frontman Bono, who owns a house in the village made an appearance at last years festival!
The Zurich Dalkey Book Festival takes place from 11 - 14 June, 2015.
Think a friend might enjoy this article? Click to save and share
Save this page to a Scrapbook:
Save this page to your Scrapbook:
You have Scrapbooks created. Click below to see all of your saved pages.
Create a new Scrapbook:
This page has been save to your Scrapbook
Steve Earle was famously bewitched by the beauty of a Galway Girl. Visit the City of Tribes this summer and another...
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is coming back to Derry-Londonderry and the city couldn't be happier.
In a year when Verdi’s 200th anniversary will be remembered worldwide, opera is in the spotlight. For one boutique opera...
5 tasty, free food festivals in Ireland.
Ireland isn't just the isle of saints and scholars. It's the isle of rock n’ rollers, too
From: $2,578 per person
Only $1,399 in 2019
Offers from $641.00
$949 air-inclusive per person
Weeklong Ireland Tour for $699
$883 use promotion code EARLY2019
$439 per person, per day
From $1229 per person, based on 2 traveling
Book now to save 10% on your journey
Only $899 per person
From just $2499 pp
As low as $899 pp
Includes Airfare, Hotels, Car Rental, Breakfast & All Taxes. Prices are per person; based on double occupancy.
From $1750 pp
EarlyBird Discount of $300 per couple
$49.48 per person including entertainment, 4 course meal & house wine.
From $1,149 per person sharing
Take $150 off the Dublin at its Best vacation package by using promo code DUBLIN at checkout.
From $40 pps
$2,236 per person sharing
From $2499 per person
Premium journey through Dublin, Cork, Killarney and Galway. Insight Experiences, authentic dining and small groups.
From $648 per couple mid week
$899 per person
From $1499 pp
Vacation ideas, news, offers… sign up for our newsletter and we’ll keep you in touch with Ireland.
Excited your interest? There are airports throughout the Island with international arrivals. Discover airlines flying to Ireland from your location.
Sign-up for the latest information on great offers, holiday hot spots and events across Ireland
Look out for our newsletter in your inbox.
Unfortunately there was a problem signing you up for E-Zine, please click the button below to try again or refresh the page.
Want to know more? Ask a question in our Community, they're the people who know Ireland best.
For more information on travel, accommodation and attractions have a look at our brochures and maps.
If you’re a visitor from the island of Ireland you may want to visit one of these sites… Otherwise proceed to Ireland.com