Become a friend of the Zurich Dalkey Book Festival and make your weekend extra special.

We have an exclusive and limited offer available for you to make the festival a really special experience. You can meet and mingle with your favourite authors. Join us for lunch each day of the festival ,where you can chat to world renowned writers and thinkers .

Get the best seats in the house and be inspired!

Member

Single
  • Five tickets to festival events (to be pre-selected before 1 June or not guaranteed)
  • Invitation to Authors’ lunches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (1pm-3pm) in the Secret Garden Long Barn
  • Guest Ticket to Pat Kenny Show on Friday 17 June 10am -12.30pm in Dalkey Castle
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Patron

Single & Couple
  • Ten tickets (or 20 tickets for a couple) to festival events (to be pre-selected before 1 June or not guaranteed)
  • Invitation to Festival Club on the evening of Sunday 19 June
  • Invitation to Authors’ lunches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (1pm-3pm) in the Secret Garden Long Barn
  • Reserved seating at pre-selected festival events
  • The Patron’s name will be acknowledged in the festival programme and on the website
  • Guest Ticket to Pat Kenny Show on Friday 17 June 10am -12.30pm in Dalkey Castle
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“The best little festival in the world”

 Salman Rushdie

 

 

“Dalkey is the loveliest little seaside town on earth”

John Simpson, BBC

 

 

” There are three festivals I go to every year; Dalkey is pretty much my favourite”

Rory Sutherland, Ogilvy

 

 

” An extraordinary weekend! Fantastic discussions, great fun and, more importantly, it made me think”

Carl Bernstein

 

” Whether it’s literature, history, theatre, film, comedy, or politics, there’s something for everyone at Dalkey, this picture postcard town”

Andrea Catherwood, BBC

 

” Dalkey is much more than a book festival,”

The Sunday Times

 

 

“Dalkey Book Festival! This great phenomenon, it has changed the atmosphere”

Bono

” Anyone coming to Dubin would be insane not to spend a day in Dalkey”

Rory Sutherland

” Small, intimate and enjoyable, “

Salman Rushdie

” People at this festival are tuned in and engaged,”

Paul Murray

” I had a wonderful experience at Dalkey book Festival. Thank you. I would love to come back “

 Elif Shafak

” Dalkey is very special,”

Sebastian Barry

“Thank you for the high, wide and fancy time I had at Dalkey. It was brilliant! It was splendid! And, oh, the craic! We can only hope to be invited back.”

PJ O’Rourke

“An extraordinary festival weekend…meeting excellent people  …and shooting the breeze; please have me back”

Simon Kuper, Financial Times

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