Don’t miss the Hopkins International Literary Festival 2016 , an exciting and inspiring week-long celebration of the writing, interests and philosophy of Gerard Manley Hopkins and of his time in Ireland.
Hopkins wrote many of his best poems here. The Hopkins Festival week celebrates not just Hopkins poetry but also his interest in all the arts.
The Hopkins Festival, founded in 1987, attracts poets, musicians, artists, writers and enthusiastic Hopkins followers from Ireland and worldwide. Come and enjoy poetry, traditional Irish music and classical music, visual arts, philosophy and conservation and friendship. Something for everyone. All welcome!
The Hopkins Festival has been described as 'the best Literary Festival in Ireland' (Oxford Companion to Irish Literature) All are welcome.
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Meanwhile here is a preview of delights in store for visitors to the 2016 Hopkins International Festival
A Drama by playwright Alan O'Neill celebrating the 100th Anniversary Dublin 1916 Rising
Saturday. 23rd,8 pm Newbridge College Theatre, recital by legendary Swedish pianist Hans Palsson who will play Beethoven, Appassionata Sonata; Mozart, Sonata in F major KV332; Chopin, 24 Preludes.
(you might enjoy a finetalk on St Winifred's Well delivered by Lance Pierson at the Hopkins Festival 2015)
- including Matthew Travisano; Brendan Sweetman; Daniel Kirk; William Wright; Lance Pierson; Michael McGinley; Will Adamson; Christopher Wheatley and others.
including Desmond Egan; Diana Varela Punal; Michael Woods and more.
by H.E. Dominick Chilcott Ambassador of UK and Jane Chilcott
- Diarmuid Johnson; Tomás Ó Póill;¸ Conor Mahony.
- including Charles Cullen, Brian Bourke, John Behan
- A Day in Maynooth University with Gala Banquet.
- 16 - 18 yr old students (book early
Contact Youth Programme Director to-day
Take a look at our exciting programme. If you intend joining us in July, it is still not too late to
Accommodation suggestions available here
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Poetry Painting Music The Arts Philosophy Conservation
and his mentor
John Henry Newman
Here is what Fabiance Alborghetti, a Swiss Poet, wrote about the Hopkins Festival:
'Your reputation is excellent and you are considered one of the very best poetry festivals in Europe.'
F Alborghetti, Poet 2015
Explore downloads of past Hopkins International Literary Festival Programmes here
Here, you will find festival programmes for 2008, 20009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 20014
Hans Pålsson ConcertZoë Conway Irish FiddlerCheck out 2015 Lectures Visitor commentsHopkins Festival AwardsMultilingual Translation WorkshopHopkins Festival Youth ProgrammeMemory TreeExplore the Hopkins Archive