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Press Release - 27th May 2022

ECHOES Maeve Binchy & Irish Writers September 30th – October 2nd 2022, Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

“The Tales We Tell” “If you look at people’s faces in airports, cafes, on trains, in the street, you can see stories written there. I think we all hope for the same things – a good, happy life, to be loved, to be successful, to be admired. Obviously, we can’t succeed in all of these things all the time, and I suppose I write about that struggle where people fail as well as win.” Maeve Binchy Maeve Binchy was loved the world over for her insight, wit and empathy. With an exciting line-up of events, Echoes 2022 brings together some of Ireland’s finest contemporary creative voices to celebrate unique stories and explore how they tell their tales across fiction, non-fiction, stage and screen. Friday September 30th at 7.30pm A staged adaptation of Maeve Binchy’s heart-warming story Minding Frankie, adapted by Shay Linehan. By kind permission of Breda Cashe Productions. Saturday October 1st 9.30am-5.00pm The Tales We Tell… a day of conversations and readings featuring: Paul Howard, Emily Hourican, Nuala O’Connor, Dean Ruxton, Lenny Abrahamson, Roddy Doyle, Elaine Murphy, Christine Green, Conor O’Clery, Declan Kiberd, Barry Pierce, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Ann Ingle, Séamas O’Reilly, Sinéad Crowley, Sarah Binchy and Gordon Snell. Other names to be announced. Sunday October 2nd 11.00-12.30 Marvellously Maeve Guided Walk with readings and refreshments. Full programme and booking at from June 1st. Half day and full day tickets available for Saturday. Booking fees apply. ECHOES Ireland’s only literary festival with Maeve Binchy at its heart.

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