Dalkey Creates Festival – 19th to 22nd October 2017

At Dalkey Creates (19th -22nd October) we believe that everyone is creative and has a story to tell.

This year, we have a terrific line-up of writing and publishing courses with facilitators including Man-Booker nominated Mike McCormack, and critically acclaimed film-maker Nick Kelly, to name but a few.

We are also introducing a range of creative courses – storytelling, acting, creating with flowers, photography and calligraphy – accessible to anyone looking to discover and explore their creativity in a fun and encouraging environment.

Day Tickets: €95 (including €15 Dalkey Dollars towards food and drink in local eateries)

Single Course Tickets: €45

Programme and Booking: www.dalkeycreates.com


Our Events programme includes Open Mic at Finnegans with legendary storyteller Al Finnegan, Writer in Residence Ferdia Mac Anna, as well as street dance, music and a magical bus tour.

The DCJr line-up is awash with colour and creativity. Come into town to see imaginative artwork, spooky street signs, beautiful wheelbarrow gardens and gorgeous dioramas.

So come and join us, and dip your toe in the creative waters at Dalkey Creates.

Discover Dalkey’s Literary Gems

‘Discover Dalkey’s Literary Gems’ (On Yer Bike with Dalkey’s Writers) is a stage show featuring a compilation of the work of famous local writers – James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Hugh Leonard, Flann O’Brien, Maeve Binchy, John Millington Synge, Van Morrison, Seamus Heaney, Joseph O’Connor and more.

This stage performance with linking script written by award-winning playwright, Shay Linehan, has a Flann O’Brien like character who will conjure up characters to play various well known scenes from the work of the writers listed. The one hour show is an entertaining and enlightening whistle-stop ‘taster’ through the work of our internationally acclaimed writers, who were all associated with Dublin and Dalkey.

It will be staged in Dalkey Castle on Friday March 4th at 7.45pm. Admission €10. Booking online at www.dalkeycastle.com/booktickets or by credit card over the phone to 01 2858366.

Zurich Dalkey Book Festival

Described by Salman Rushdie as “the best little festival in the world, the Zurich Dalkey Book Festival takes place from June 11th to 14th. Now in its 5th year, the Festival will see authors from Ireland and all over the world descend on Dalkey, a town with a rich literary tradition. On Saturday June 13th, the Town Hall will host a number of events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats.