Red Line Festival launches exciting new programme
Christian Doyle (8) pictured at Castletymon Library at the launch of an exciting new programme for the Red Line Festival

Red Line Festival launches exciting new programme

THE Red Line Festival, taking place October 13–16, has launched an exciting new programme that will attract people of all ages and interests, reports Chase Blasius.

A festival celebrating all things literary, whether they’re spoken, written, sung or played. Produced by South Dublin Libraries and Arts at South Dublin County Council. With over 40 events in enthralling venues, as well as the civic and branch libraries across South Dublin County.

Presenting a variety of entertainment: As Gaeilge, sport and wellbeing, music and performance, crime and horror, literary and family.

Featuring authors such as Louise O’Neill, Michael Harding, Donal Ryan and Emilie Pine, the FAI’s Gareth Maher and George Hamilton on 30 Years of Irish Footballers in the Premier League and festival Writer in Residence, Clondalkin rapper Selló.

A weekend full of the Irish language, history and heritage. Find Dean Ruxton discussing his book ‘Death on Ireland’s Eye.’ Explore Rebecca Brownlie’s exhibit, Abandoned Ireland, highlighting the social importance of our forgotten buildings, found at the County Library.

Taking part in the As Gaeilge strand will be Colmán Ó Raghallaigh, Dr. Kelly Fitzgerald, Micheál Ó Conghaile and Réaltán Ní Leannáin.

Award-winning poet, Jessica Traynor, will announce the winners of the Red Line Poetry Competition.

At Tallaght Stadium, Jonathan Wilson will be discussing his biography of Bobby and Jack Charlton. Ger Siggins, best-selling children’s author, will talk about his Rugby Spirit series and Siobhán Doyle will speak on The History of GAA in 100 objects.

A line up of must-see events offering something for everyone, see redlinefestival for the full programme of events taking place across all venues.

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