Hopkins International Festival 2018

31st Hopkins Festival 2018 (each July since 1987)

'the best literary festival in Ireland' Editor Oxford Companion

Dates: July 20 until July 26 2018

The Theatre Dominican College Newbridge Kildare Ireland

Conference Office 9 am to 6 pm 085 2732568 045 433613 Contact us

Full Hopkins Festival Programme 2018 now available (pdf format)

Download 2018 Hopkins Festival here

Book, buy Tickets online (using Paypal) here

Download Hopkins International Festival July 2018 here

A week-long festival celebrating GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS, his interests: Poetry Painting, Music,
Visual Arts, Philosophy Conservation and his mentor John Henry Newman.

Hopkins Festival 2018

Download 2018 full Programme 

Buy Tickets for Hans Plsson  Classical Concert €25 here

Buy Tickest for Festival Fieldtrip to Hopkins's Grave, Maynooth University and Festival Gala Banquet  €50 on this page

Tickets for Lectures, Workshops, Poetry Readings etc  €10 on this page.

Explore all our Free Events. All welcome!

Classical Music Concert

Hans Palsson plays Scarlatti, Mozart, Debussey, Schubert, Beethoven ... Here is an opportunity to drink
deep of the best there is in musical performance ...

More info and Tickets (25 euros) available here.

Check out past Hopkins Festival programmes downloadable in PDF format

Festival Highlights

Join a host of Free Events during the Hopkins International

All welcome

Gala Opening Friday 20th July 2018 7 pm

Local and international celebrities come to celebrate the Opening of the 31st
Hopkins International Literary Festival.
We would like to see you help us celebrate.

Art Exhibitions   Open Daily 10 tilm4 pm Monday to Thursday.

Receptions Book Launches -- see Programme for full list

Poetry Music Fun at Whitewater Shopping Centre

Music: Conor Mahony (Guitar); Diarmuid Johnson (Flute); Poems and Talks. Not to be missed - and it's FREE !

Memory Tree

Each year, the Hopkins Festival Committee plant a tree in the College Campus to remember friends past.
Come along and help us celebrate our Hopkins friends.

Guided Walk on Curragh

Thursday 4.4 pm guided by Michael Jacob. All welcome.

Curragh Walk

Hopkins Festival Club

Nightly 9.30 pm. Check out Programme for various venues. All welcome. Fun, music, poetry. Visitors, poets, artists.
Check out Programme! Join our visitors each evening for Poetry, Music and great chat.

Book and reserve your tickets here for all Festival Events

Entry to all events EXCEPT Fieldtrip to Glasnenevin Hopkins's Grave, Maynooth University and Hopkins Festival Banquet (50 euros) are 10 euros. Tickets can be purchased here using out Paypal utility.

Sunday Fieldtrip including Maynooth University and Festival Banquet

Sunday 22nd July

Early booking recommended. Admission only by Ticket.

Maynooth University Day

Special Day starting with Hopkins Mass in Dominican Church (10.30 am) followed by Fieldtrip. Bus to Dublin, visit Hopkins's Grave in Glasnevin Cemetary, then bus to Maynooth University. Sherry Reception, Poetry, Music, Friends. Festival Banquet 6 pm
Tickets includes cost of Bus from Newbridge, Fieldtrip and Festival Banquet: 50 euros You can purchase them here

Poetry Reading

Tickets for entry to all Poetry Readings, Lectures, Workshops etc. 10 euros

Join our innovative Multilingual Translation Workshop.

Translate a Hopkins Poem into your favourite language.
Downoad selected poem, To seem a Stranger Lies My lot in Life here
Or, maybe, you would prefer to attend a Ceramic Workshop with Eleanor Dunne

field trip

Or, a Music Workshop?

Music Workshop


include a fascinating lecture on Irish Dancing, on two new, hitherto unknown Hopkins letters, and since we are visiting Hopkins's Grave in Glasnevin Cemetary, a reflection on Hopkins's attitude to death seemed appropriate.

Hopkins International Poetry Reading in Riverbank Theatre

Don't miss the Poets from Irleand and all over the world read their poems. And there is a whole lot. More. Get the programme. Tickets for each of those events is 10 euros, available here.

All week lectures are from 10 am 'til afternoon. Check Programme fr details. All welcome.

You can buy 10 euro tickets here. Or, tickets available all week at the Festival Office Door. You will be most welcome! 

The Theatre Newbridge College

31st Gerard Manley Hopkins International Conference Newbridge College, Ireland

July 21st - 26th 2018
The Theatre Dominican College Newbridge Ireland 


Join our Multilingual Translation Workshop!

hans palsson
Swedish Pianist, Hans Palsson, discusses his Programme with participants
in 2015 Youth Programme

Explore the Hopkins Archive

Lectures given at the Hopkins International Literary Festival since 1987 in the Hopkins Archive.

Explore the Gerard Manley Hopkins Archive
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Most viewed lectures in Gerard Manley Hopkins Archive July 2018

Check out some 2017 Lectures

Robert Smart (Quinnipiac Univ): Hopkins's Terrible Sonnets;
Desmond Egan On Art and Neurosis;
Patrick Samway: John Berryman and the Hopkins Influence.

Read more here.