Founded in Galway in 1985, Cúirt International Festival of Literature is one of the oldest and most recognised literature festivals in Europe.
The festival aims to celebrate and shine a spotlight on national and international literary talent, as well as to promote the written word in poetry and literary fiction, and more recently, in non-fiction and genre writing.
Cúirt is a curated festival with the programme selected by the Programme Director each year. This week-long international literary event takes place in Galway every April. Over the past three decades, Cúirt has hosted dozens of Nobel prize-winners, Poet Laureates and prize-winning authors from all over the world.