Friday 10th, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June 2016   |   Borris House, Co.Carlow.


The Festival of Writing & Ideas will mark its fifth year in 2016, bringing you a weekend of stimulating dialogue and discourse, gathering together intriguing international minds – historians, novelists, journalists, film-makers, poets, theatre directors, war correspondents, biographers, artists and political commentators – and inviting them to Borris Village for a few days.


2015 Programme



“Borris is one of the friendliest, most stimulating literary festivals in the world.” – Ian McEwan

 “Of all the festivals, Borris is the most convivial: good company in a beautiful setting.You could meet anyone at Borris, and you often do.” – Anne Enright

 “The Borris festival is pure magic: brilliant talk, lovely people and a glorious setting. It's a special time in a special place.” – Fintan O’Toole

 “You are sitting right next to the authors on a bench, there’s no division. In every which way it’s just perfect.”  – Mariella Frostrup

 “Your favourite author is likely to walk off the stage after speaking and sit down beside you for the next talk” – Catherine Conroy, The Irish Times



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