Dalkey Book Festival History

Celebrating two decades on the literary scene, Dalkey Book Festival was set up by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams in 2010.

Since then the festival has hosted internationally renowned writers, including Booker Prize winners, a Nobel Laureate, Impac winners, Oscar winners and Costa winners.

Each year in June the picturesque seaside town of Dalkey comes alive for four days with numerous events taking place in pubs, cafes, shops, schools and the local town hall as well as the medieval graveyard , the secret garden marquee and the Masonic Lodge.

To find out more about the Dalkey Book Festival and to see this year’s line-up of speakers and events, click here