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Maeve Binchy Literary Festival

Announcing Echoes 2024
Friday October 4th - Sunday 6th 2024
Echoes Highlights 2023

Friday, October 4th 7.30 pm. Maeve Binchy Double Bill!

Maeve Binchy’s Minding Frankie adapted for stage by Shay Linehan, performed by Michael Heavey. This is a story about unconventional families, relationships which aren’t quite what they seem, and a child who finds a home at the heart of a caring community.


Rehearsed Reading of Chancery Lane by Maeve Binchy, in a new adaptation, directed by Conall Morrison. Wanting to sue rich banker Charles Benson for breach of contract, show-stopping dancer Jilly Twilly enlists a barrister’s help... It’s Binchy at her best!


Saturday October 5th 9am – 5.30pm.
Home Place… an exciting day of conversations, interviews and readings featuring:

Cecelia Ahern, Jan Carson, Colm O’Regan, Liz Nugent, Oliver Callan, Edel Coffey,
Anne Griffin, Jamie O’Connell, Zoe Miller, Brian McGilloway, Andrea Mara, Kevin Curran,
Melatu Uche Okorie, Olha Khoroshevska, Sam Blake, Billy Keane, Andrea Carter, Caroline Erskine, Katherine McSharry, Niall MacMonagle, John Patrick McHugh,
Sarah Binchy and Gordon Snell.

Readings from Maeve’s work by Lise-Ann McLaughlin.


Sunday October 6th (leaves from Dalkey Castle).
11.00am Marvellously Maeve Guided Walk with Tour Guide, Rita Biggs.

3.00 pm. Maeve Binchy’s Aches and Pains, adapted by Shay Linehan, directed by Margaret Dunne.


“I found a home place when I came here.”

Gordon Snell speaking at ECHOES 2023
about moving to Ireland with Maeve Binchy

Half & full day tickets available from Wednesday June 12th

Booking fees apply. Full programme and booking at &

gordon on echoes
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