The annual Delvin Book Festival takes place each May Bank Holiday weekend.
For the main event, the village is transformed into Ireland’s largest book shop with thousands of keenly priced books to cater for literally every imaginable taste.
In addition to the books, visitors can expect live music, guest readers, craft stalls, refreshments and a carefully curated schedule of events in the lead up to the grand book sale itself.
on Friday 29th April from 20:00 at St Patrick’s Hall, Main Street, Delvin
Dr. David Murphy will deliver a presentation on the “Sons of South Hill”, Chapman, Lawrences & the Great War.
Brendan Broderick will deliver a presentation on South Hill and the nuns from Flanders. There will also be an exhibition of photography featuring South Hill.
Admission will be free but donations are invited towards the DSLC Sensory Garden. Refreshments will be served.
on Saturday 30th April from 18:00 at Gaffneys Bar and Lounge, Main Street, Delvin
A special screening of David Lean’s 1962 classic “Lawrence of Arabia”.
Admission is €10 but capacity is limited & pre-booking is essential – no door sales. Please call 087 232 3488.
on Sunday 1st May from 12:00 at St Patrick’s Hall, Main Street, Delvin
Thousands of second-hand books will be available, across all genres. Live music courtesy of Ronan Leonard & friends, and much more.