Sunday

19 June, 2016

Donal Ryan

Finnegan's

11:30

One of Ireland’s most talented writers, winner of The Guardian First Book award and many other awards, Donal Ryan entertains us at a special event in Finnegan’s.

“Ryan writes from the rural heartland in prose that always pushes for the truth of things… His characters are large-hearted people in a small-minded world… And he tells a great story. His paragraphs are unnoticeably beautiful, his heart always on show, and he writes with a social accuracy that is devastating… There are… not many who hit the sweet spot of the Irish tradition as Donal Ryan does here”.— Anne Enright (Observer)

“Donal Ryan is a magus of a writer. He has such magic at his disposal to tell a story… a force of nature, high arti ce and the product of a life- enhancing talent”— Sebastian Barry (Guardian)

In conversation with Nadine O’Regan.

Price: €15.00


12:00

A few days away from the Brexit referendum on 23rd June, what will the result mean for Ireland and the UK?  Whatever the result, the vote is likely to be very close. Official Ireland says a vote to leave would be economically bad for the UK and catastrophic for business in Ireland. But is this really the case? And if the UK leaves the EU, who is next?

Price: €15.00

What matters in the end

The Secret Garden

12:00

Where would you like to die, with whom and when?

These are the only questions that matter in the end and yet, very few of us if any, get the chance to either ask these questions and fewer still, get any answers.

As we age and as modern medicine is better at, not so much keeping us alive, but a prolonging the process of death, we are joined by some of the best medics both international and local, to tease out the only question that matters in the end, how would you like to die and who do you want to see last?

Death is the one thing we all face, so let’s talk about it.

Dr Seamus O’Mahony explores the way we die now and what really matters in the end. With Dr Sharad Paul and Dr Ciara Kelly.

Price: €15.00

 

Family Storytime (age 2-5)

The Gutter Bookshop

12:00

Everyone loves a good story! Even the youngest book fans can join in with this year’s Dalkey Book Festival at a special storytime in The Gutter Bookshop at 20 Railway Road with readings from a great selection of books for young children. We’ll have guest storytellers on the day. No need to book.

(All children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Free

No Booking Required

1916: The Mornings After

The Masonic Lodge

12:00

Tim Pat Coogan has a strongly personal perspective on the Irish century that followed the Rising – charting a flawed history that is marked as much by complacency, corruption and institutional and clerical abuse, as it is by the sacrifices and nation-building achievements of the Republic’s founding fathers.

In conversation with Dave Kenny.

Price: €10.00

The Book Doctors

Festival Hub (at Writers’ Corner)

12:00  -  16:00

Finished a series and not sure what to read next? Just can’t find a book that interests you? Then the Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinic is the place to go! Young readers of all ages are invited to drop in and meet the Book Doctor – no appointment needed, and no nasty jabs or tablets, we promise. After a chat about your favourite books, comics or things to do, the doctor will make a diagnosis and write a prescription for your next reads. The Book Doctor has lots of ideas and there’s a book out there for everyone. If you’re lucky you might also meet the Doodle Doctor! Don’t forget the Book Clinic is drop-in and free of charge!

Free

No Booking Required

Katie and Beth

Grapevine

12:30

Umbrella Theatre Company presents Katie & Beth, two short plays by Lia Mills and Celia De Fréine exploring the lives of fictional characters against the backdrop of real events in Dublin in 1916.

Norma Howard as Katie, Tara Maguire as Beth.

Directed by Emer Casey (Katie) and Celia De Fréine (Beth)

Lia Mills’s Fallen has been selected as the Dublin-Belfast: Two Cities, One Book title for 2016.

Celia de Fréine is a poet, playwright and co-founder of Umbrella Theatre Company.

The ticket price includes a glass of wine or prosecco.

Price: €12.00

Yoga Storytelling with Yoyo Yoga (age3-9)

Yoga Village, St. Patrick's Road

12:30

Yoga Storytelling is a lot of fun. Children become the tale’s characters following the story through energizing yoga poses, before getting cosy for relaxation. There will be storytelling, with breathwork interwoven, and a relaxation at the end. Look forward to hearing some popular books such as We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Jack and the Beanstalk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (Don’t worry, the adult need not participate!) The session lasts for one hour and is for a maximum of 15 children.

Price: €8.00

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13:00

Last year, Seamus Murphy published a book of photography with poetry by PJ Harvey, in a unique collaboration based on their travels over the previous number of years to Afghanistan and Kosovo.  In this show, we go  from Tuam to Tinahely, Ballycroy to Ballaghadereen, from Dublin to Ireland’s wilder western shores, as Murphy turns his eye on the country he still considers a home. Affectionate and wry, The Republic is an immediate and intensely personal portrait of a country.

One hundred years after the Rising, who are the Irish and what became of the Republic they made?  After two decades of photographing people caught up in their own dreams and tragedies from Syria to Afghanistan and Iraq, Seamus Murphy, exile and escapee, returns to dig deep into the forces and mysteries that have driven – and sometimes beguiled- his own country since its birth.

“Another Ireland is evoked, a still tentative place edging its way towards an uncertain future once again” Sean O’Hagan’s review of The Republic.

 

In conversation with Eithne Shortall; Seamus will project his stunning photographic images during the show.

Price: €10.00

 

The Two Kennys

The Masonic Lodge

13:30

Bernie Kenny’s latest book These Are My Days is her seventh collection of poetry. Bernie, a Dalkey resident, has read at several Dalkey Book Festivals, usually with the Shed Poets. Today she is joined by poet, novelist and creative writing tutor, Kathleen Kenny (no relation!) from Tyneside who will be reading from her latest collection The Bedsharers.

Price: €8.00


13:30  -  14:30

’21st  Century Food Revolution’ with Special Guests Author Chef Domini Kemp (The Ketogenic Kitchen) and Author Naturopath Ben Brown.

Presented by Oliver McCabe (of Select Stores), author of The Fuel Food Cookbook.

Price: FREE

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

 

 

Skin, a Biography

The Seafront Marquee

14:00

Sharad Paul explores the history of the human skin, the changes it undertook every time the future of the species was at stake, and the genetic chains that bind races and species together.  Want to know why so many in Ireland have blue or green eyes – or why people in Norway tan so much better than us Irish? Is red hair really going extinct? And are people with fairer skin considered superior in many cultures? The answers to all these questions and more are in this illuminating discussion based on his book, Skin, a Biography.

In conversation with novelist Aifric Campbell.

Price: €15.00

The Ponzi Man

The Heritage Centre

14:00

Declan Lynch’s new novel, The Ponzi Man, is about a compulsive gambler who is waiting to be sent to jail for running what is believed to be a Ponzi scheme — so you could say it’s also the story of Ireland in the last decade… Richly insightful, deeply humorous, often poignant, The Ponzi Man skilfully reveals the inner-world of a man who knows every maddening thing about gambling, except how to give it up.

In conversation with Barry Devlin.

Price: €10.00


14:30

A year after our historic vote on marriage equality, there’s no better way for this festival to mark equality & diversity than with the following brilliant discussion between a Muslim, Indian film maker and novelist Shamim Sarif and Hannan Kattan, her wife, Palestinian, Arab, Christian film producer, in conversation with BBC Radio 4’s, half Catholic/half Protestant, London-based, Northern Irish journalist, whose children support Ireland in rugby and England in football!You couldn’t make it up. We found them all in the PC shop!

This is a hilarious, extraordinary and uplifting story of Shamim Sarif, award winning novelist and filmmaker and how she and her wife, Palestinian Hannan Kattan, broke through prejudice.

Sharif pulls no punches when talking about how narrow-minded the film industry can be. Years ago, a short story she wrote was optioned by a Hollywood studio, who then began raising the $15 million production budget. When she was asked to “de-gay” characters, change genders and even insert multiple sex scenes into this gentle tale of unrequited love, Sarif walked away. To guard the integrity of Sarif’s stories, she and Kattan set up their own all-women, production company called Enlightenment.

Sharim Sarif and Hanan Kattan in conversation with Andrea Catherwood.

Price: €15.00

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14:45

Dublin and literature have a long history. Dublin Seven author Frankie Gaffney reflects a side of urban life rarely tackled in conventional literature. Bound by Shakespeare’s plot structure of The Seven Ages of Man and set in inner city Dublin, Dublin Seven follows the story of nineteen year Shane and his rise through the ranks of the city’s drug trade. With Ferdia MacAnna, they will explore the influence of Joyce, Behan and Shakespeare. Dialect will also be on the agenda as a force of change and revolution in the landscape of Irish literature.

“High octane. Visceral and uncompromising…Dublin Seven introduces a talent to be watched.” – Patrick McCabe

Frankie Gaffney in conversation with Ferdia MacAnna

Price: €10.00

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15:00

Like a global Zelig, popping up where you least expect, did Paddy prompt Patel to dump the Brits? Was 1916 the global spark that ignited something deep inside Gandhi, Nehru and millions of others who saw that it could be done? One hundred years ago, who was looking at us and what did they see from afar? How did 1916 look to their oppressed colonial eyes?

We are delighted to be able to host three fascinating world thinkers on what was the global impact of our 1916 Rising.  Join Shashi Tharoor – the number two man at the United Nations, who came second to Ban Ki Moon in the most recent UN election for Secretary General, Indian MP, author of twelve books and possibly the world’s most authoritative voice on modern India. He’s joined by our own Professor Joe Lee author of the magisterial Ireland 1912-1985 – Politics and Society, and Indian businessman, philanthropist and financier Vikas Nath.

If big global trends and ideas beyond the parochial is your thing, this is brain food on a Sunday afternoon, perfectly spiced, seasoned, flavoured and delivered in Dalkey’s elegant Victorian Town Hall.

With Shashi Tharoor, Professor Joe Lee and Vikas Nath.

Price: €15.00

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15:00  -  16:00

‘Eat Yourself Beautiful’ with Rosanna Davison

Presented by Oliver McCabe (of Select Stores), author of The Fuel Food Cookbook.

Price: FREE

NO BOOKING REQUIRED

Yoga Storytelling with YoyoYoga (age3-9)

Yoga Village, St. Patrick's Road

15:30

Yoga Storytelling is a lot of fun. Children become the tale’s characters following the story through energizing yoga poses, before getting cosy for relaxation. There will be storytelling, with breathwork interwoven, and a relaxation at the end. Look forward to hearing some popular books such as We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and Jack and the Beanstalk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (Don’t worry, the adult need not participate!) The session lasts for one hour and is for a maximum of 15 children.

Price: €8.00

Book Now


16:00

Dr Harry Barry is a medical doctor with a particular interest in mental health who has extensive experience of dealing with issues like anxiety and depression. He is also the author of three best selling books and his latest is Flagging Anxiety and Panic.

If you or someone you love suffers from general anxiety, social anxiety, a phobia or panic attacks, this book is for you. Health care workers treating people with these disorders will find the series of case-studies interesting as they are based on real-life experiences treating patients and demonstrating how certain techniques help people cope with their symptoms and ultimately feel better.

In conversation with writer Cathy Kelly.

Price: €15.00

The Splendid Years

The Masonic Lodge

16:00

Have you ever wondered what Dalkey did in the Rising? What did your own grandfather do in the war? If you are looking for a fresh angle on 1916, then come and hear about Forgotten Heroes, including those who lived around Dalkey and Glasthule.

For journalist and author Dave Kenny, 1916 continues to reverberate through his family. “I’m very proud of their involvement in the Rising,” he says, “and every time I walk around the centre of Dublin today, I think of what these streets witnessed in 1916. It’s a history that’s all around us and it should be celebrated.” Dave has loads of entertaining yarns about his ancestors and takes us through a personal odyssey of local people in the national struggle.

With Martina Devlin.

Price: €10.00


16:00

What the hell is going on in America? Can the fight for the most powerful person in the world seriously be between the Marie Antoinette of US politics and the Hugh Heffner of its reality TV?

And what happens if Trump wins? He is a one-man electoral wrecking ball, your neighbours are voting for him and he is going after Hillary, who has lots to hide. What does a Trump world look like? Which Great Wall will he turn on first: China or Mexico?  And, more interesting, what’s wrong with him? If he has his finger on the popular button, it means you are out of touch!

Politics, populism and the coming power, don’t miss this debate of the day with one of the most influential opinion makers in the world, Editor of the FT Weekend, Alec Russell, the man who actually broke and orchestrated the Panama Papers Gerard Ryle, Ivy League Professor Mark Blyth will be conducted by US anchor woman Marnie Inskip, who’s had her own very journalistic brush with The Donald.  Let’s just say Fox News’ Megan Kelly wasn’t the first. The man has form!

The debate of the day, Sunday 4pm Seafront Marquee

FT Weekend is a proud supporter of Zurich Dalkey Book Festival.

Price: €20:00

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17:00

Is the novel in decline? And is TV writing taking its place as the chronicler of contemporary life?  Or is the book (and the slow careful reading required) as popular and important as ever? Certainly more books are being published (although it’ s questionable whether that’s a good thing) but does the novel still dominate and what of languages other than English? To discuss the history and future of the global novel, join John Banville and Neel Mukherjee. In conversation with Aifric Campbell.

Price: €20.00

Woodstock, Small Town Talk

The Heritage Centre

17:00

Think ‘Woodstock’ and the mind turns to the seminal 1969 festival that crowned a seismic decade of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.  In Small Town Talk, Barney Hoskyns recreates Woodstock’s community of brilliant dysfunctional musicians, opportunistic hippie capitalists and scheming dealers drawn to the area by Dylan. Drawing on first-hand interviews with the remaining key players in the scene, and on the period when he lived there himself in the 1990s, Hoskyns will talk to Roisin Dwyer about Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and a vital music scene in a revolutionary time and place.

Price: €10.00

Panama Papers

The Seafront Marquee

18:00

The Panama Papers is the biggest journalistic scoop of our generation. Edward Snowden described it as “the biggest leak in the history of data journalism”. It revealed just how extensive tax avoidance and tax evasion have become with world leaders, dignitaries and public officials all across the world implicated. But who are the journalists behind this? Who are the Woodward and Bernstein of the 21st century? Having hosted Carl Bernstein a couple of years ago, we are delighted to host the journalists behind the Panama Papers.  One day last year, journalist Bastian Obermayer, of German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, opened an email sent to him anonymously : “Hello. This is John Doe. Interested in data?”.  The rest is history. Obermayer contacted Gerard Ryle of The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists who then coordinated this hugely complex investigation involving over 11 million files and 370 journalists in over 70 countries. This is the biggest scoop in history.

With Miriam O’ Callaghan.

Price: €20.00

Kevin Barry

The Secret Garden

19:00

Winner of the IMPAC and many more awards, Kevin Barry is an extraordinary writer who has one of the wildest, most adventurous imaginations of any Irish writer today . He is also the best reader of his own work, as anyone who has heard him will know.  Kevin has performed at every Dalkey Book Festival since the beginning and we are always thrilled to have him back in the Deep South.

Price: €15.00

The Rebel Countess

Northover Hall

19:30

The Rebel Countess, a play by Ivy Bannister, paints a vivid picture of the colourful events in the life of Countess Constance Markievicz.  Bringing to life the remarkable story of this extraordinary woman, this performance is cleverly woven together to give an often amusing and yet serious account of her journey from a privileged upbringing at Lissadell to her death, in poverty, in 1927.

Presented by St Patrick’s Dramatic Society, an award-winning group that has performed in Canada and all round Ireland, winning both the All Ireland One Act Confined and Open Competitions.

Directed by Nadia Quick.

Price: €10.00

Bob Geldof

The Seafront Marquee

20:00

Bob Geldof’s recent documentary on W.B Yeats revealed yet another side to this extraordinarily fascinating man. Musician, activist, businessman, philosopher, creative powerhouse and all around Rockstar, Dun Loaghaire’s finest talks to David Mc Williams.

Price: €25.00


21:30

Described by The Irish Times as “Ireland’s pre-eminent satirist” and by the Irish Independent as “one of the world’s funniest writers” , Paul Howard was named National Newspapers of Ireland Columnist of the Year in 2013.

Paul said recently that his job is “a very odd thing: it’s essentially to sit in an office and think in the voice of an idiot for 10 hours a day”.

Ross is back with the goys in Dalkey, playing to his home crowd, collars up, waiting for Joe Schmidt’s call, telling it as it is! Back in the deep south to entertain you…loike seriously.

Price: €20.00