Festival of Writing & Ideas

As the pandemic continues to create havoc with the present day, and various vaccines promise hope for our future, we remain resolved to bring something to fruition in 2021. We have enjoyed digital sisterhood with our Winter Series (www.winterseries.ie), and invite you to watch these conversations on playback. We will return shortly with our Spring Series.

It looks as though our June dates are to be taken from us once again, but we have the agility to spring to action in August, if circumstances permit, or to restrain our eagerness until June 10-12 next year if they do not.

To everyone that held onto their tickets, we stand by our promise: a full refund is available any time for anyone who does not want their tickets transferred to the 2021 (or 2022) 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 held on to your ticket purchased for 2020 or 2021, it will remain valid for the next Borris Festival. 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 and we will arrange the refund. And don’t worry, we are not going anywhere.

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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