In 2017, Borris Village, at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains, plays host for the sixth year to one of the most unusual and intimate festivals in the country. The Borris 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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2017 Festival Dates Announced
Dates for Festival of Writing & Ideas 2017 are June 9th - 11th. 2017 tickets will go on sale early November.
Photos from 2016 Festival
Have a look at some highlights from our 2016 festival!

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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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