Borris Village, at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains, plays host for the fifth year to one of the most unusual and intimate festivals in the country. Festival of Writing & Ideas promises a weekend of stimulating dialogue and discourse, gathering together intriguing minds from all over the world and inviting them to spend a few days in the rural hinterland of Co. Carlow. Many are writers, but artists, film-makers, political commentators, musicians, architects - and regular people who have experienced the extraordinary - also grace the stage of Borris.
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What People Have Said...
"Borris is one of the friendliest, most stimulating literary festivals in the world" — Ian McEwan
"Good company in a beautiful setting. You could meet anyone at Borris, and often do" — Anne Enright
"You are sitting right next to the authors, there's no division. In every which way it's just perfect" — Mariella Frostrup
"The Borris festival is pure magic. It's a special time in a special place" — Fintan O'Toole
"Your favourite author is likely to walk off the stage and sit down beside you for the next talk" — The Irish Times
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