Inaugural Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival


Senator David Norris will visit Donegal to officially launch the inaugural Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival in Letterkenny next weekend. The festival opens on Friday, October 7, with a pre-drinks meet and greet in the Regional Cultural Centre at 8pm, followed by the official opening of the Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival at 8.30pm. On the night, there will be music and drama by Kieran Kelly and everyone is welcome to attend.

A jam-packed programme of events is planned for Saturday 8th October starting with a family event at 11am at Whole Green Foods on the Church Lane. This will be followed by a literary event for all the family in Conwal Parish Centre at 2pm.

Universal Books will host a contemporary play written by Paul McCollum at 5pm. To close the festival, an open mic literary event will be held in Berry Layne from 8pm. Chaired by Denise Blake, the closing event will also include traditional Irish music.


Commenting on the Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival, Amanda Clarke, committee member, said: “We’re delighted that Senator David Norris is coming to Letterkenny to launch the inaugural Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival. The committee has worked very hard to put this event together and we’re very excited to share it with the public. We’ve a very busy programme of events happening throughout the Cathedral Quarter on Saturday 8th October and we’re hoping to build on the event in the coming years. The Cathedral Quarter is steeped in history and we want to showcase the very best that the area has to offer. We hope to see a great turnout and if anyone would like to help out or get involved, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any member of the committee.”

All events are free to attend. There will be donation buckets at each event with all donations going towards the Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter project. For more information on the Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival and to get involved contact Donnan Harvery, Cathedral Quarter Secretary on 086 345 2457 or visit the Church Lane Cathedral Quarter Facebook page.

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