Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Kildare Readers Festival

Kildare Readers Festival takes place Friday 12th to Sunday 14th October.
Grab your tickets at Riverbank box office 045 448327 or

All events are FREE of charge

This annual festival takes place this year in Riverbank Arts Centre and Hotel Keadeen, Newbridge and Alice’s Restaurant, Naas. 

Colin Bateman will kick start the festival on 12th October and over the weekend there will be a jam-packed schedule of author readings, interviews, book signings, drama, poetry, music and more.

Joseph O Connor will read from his new work Where Have You Been? One of Ireland’s greatest living poets, Paul Durcan, will join Dermot Bolger in conversation, Marie-Louise O’Donnell and Niall MacMonagle will take the audience through their ten most recommended reads, Paul Howard creator of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly and author of Triggs: The Autobiography of Roy Keane’s Dog will read and a very special event with the author of Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks, John Curran, is an absolute must for all Christie fans.

We also welcome Mae Leonard with Philip Scott, James Durney will preview his new book The Quiet Man. NYPD Detective Peter Daly. There will be a celebration of one of the country’s most inventive and entertaining playwrights, Tom Swift, courtesy of The Performance Corporation and festival regulars Stories for the Ear, KRF Notebook project and The Kildare Readers Festival Author Panel will ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Full programme is available on

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