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Founded in 2017, Echoes proudly celebrates the life and work of Maeve Binchy (1939–2012), and Irish writers.


One of Ireland’s best loved and most renowned authors, the huge international reach of Maeve’s writing can be seen in the translation of her work into more than forty languages. An annual festival held every October in Dalkey, Maeve's home town, Echoes is programmed and hosted by Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre in collaboration with Maeve's husband Gordon Snell, and celebrates Maeve’s writing and legacy alongside the best in Irish writing and contemporary writers. 


See Archive for previous highlights.

Dalkey Irish Heritage Town Company is the not for profit parent company of Echoes. One of its charitable purposes is the promotion, celebration and advancement of the arts & culture of Ireland for the benefit of the community and the public good. Dalkey Irish Heritage Town Company is governed by a voluntary Board of Charity Trustees. We are committed to best practice governance and are compliant with the Charities Regulator’s Charities Governance Code. We comply with all regulatory requirements and operate in accordance with our governing document. We keep records of accounts and maintain strict financial controls. The organisation is transparent in its audited financial statements. Annual reports, financial statements & policies in compliance with the Charity Governance Compliance Code available on request. Dalkey Irish Heritage Town Company is a not for profit independent charitable trust, RCN 20026363, CHY no.10342.

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