Festival of Writing & Ideas

As the pandemic continues to create havoc with our lives around the globe, we have made the decision to take stock of our second rescheduled festival this year – crestfallen for you all, but resolved to make next year (our 10th Anniversary) something really very special. It is now set to take place on 11th to 13th June 2021, by which time we hope, as a society, to have secured a safe place for the Arts to thrive again.

To everyone that held onto their tickets for September, we stand by our promise: a full refund is available for anyone who does not want their tickets transferred to the 2021 dates.

The Borris House Festival of Writing & Ideas is a weekend of stimulating dialogue and discourse, gathering together intriguing minds from all over the world. Many are writers; but artists, film-makers, musicians, people who have experienced the extraordinary, or indeed people who simply wish to change the way we do things, are there too.

We look forward to welcoming those who have been before to Borris, and equally those who have heard it might well be worth surrendering a sunny weekend for. We invite you to come and spend a few days in the company of our inspiring speakers in the magnificent surroundings of Borris Village, situated at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains with the River Barrow meandering by.

If you have purchased a ticket for the original June dates, which then became valid for the September dates, it will now be valid for the corresponding 2021 dates. If you simply want your money back, please follow the instructions on Eventbrite using your ticket number, and if this is for some reason is not working for you, email [email protected] with you ticket number. Don’t worry, we are not going anywhere.

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