13-16 June 2024


How long is each event? 

Each event is scheduled to last for one hour, unless otherwise stated.  Expect events to start at the time advertised. Please arrive in plenty of time to take your seat before the start time. 


Do you offer refunds? 

We do not process refunds or swap tickets.  Tickets are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.  See our Terms & Conditions for more details.


How do I donate? 

The Dalkey Book Festival relies on the generous support of our sponsors, partners and patrons.  We also gratefully welcome donations from those who may wish to support the festival. Donation here.


Wheelchair access

We offer complimentary tickets to those accompanying wheelchair users. All requests should be directed via [email protected] 

What is the history of the festival? 

The Dalkey Book Festival, now in its 13th year, showcases the best of Irish and international talent. Founded in 2010 by Sian Smyth and David McWilliams, Dalkey Book Festival celebrates and fosters literary talent in Ireland as well as hosting some of the world’s leading writers and thinkers.

The festival has established itself as a highlight of the Irish cultural calendar, partly because of the unique buzz only Dalkey can offer and the natural beauty of this heritage seaside town, and partly because of the wonderful talent we have attracted including Booker prize winners, global thought leaders, Oscar winners and Nobel Laureates.

From compelling conversations to live performances and debate, Dalkey Book Festival has fostered a community that ignites dialogue, facilitates conversation and programmes the unexpected – unusual combinations that have a strong editorial and curatorial twist.