Festival of Writing & Ideas

As the pandemic reveals its effect around the globe, we have made the decision to reschedule the festival to take place on 18th to 20th September, by which time we hope it may be safe to gather. It may not – we know that – but we feel it is better to fill these strange weeks with a chance of something at the end of the Summer. We will refund tickets if there is nothing to show for our efforts!

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 a ticket for the orginal June dates, it will be valid for the corresponding new dates. If you do not, please be patient. Some might become available in July as people’s plans change.

Borris Festival have a carbon offset programme to counter air and ground travel, food and beverage consumption, packaging, energy use and waste management, feeding directly back into local resources. Video coming shortly to outline the details of achieving neutrality...

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