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We are back and delighted to bring you six days of live events in Galway, from Tuesday 18 – Sunday 23 April. Please browse our programme of events below.

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Fiction | Panel | Short Story |

Haunting Fiction: Carmen Maria Machado, Sophie White, Camilla Grudova

Nuns Island Theatre

Wed 19 Apr, 8:30pm
Free Event | Irish Language | Poetry | Short Story |

New Writing Showcase

An Taibhdhearc

Thu 20 Apr, 2:30pm
Fiction | Launch | Short Story |

Night Music : Fergus Cronin

Galway City Distillery

Thu 20 Apr, 7:00pm
Free Event | Performance | Poetry | Short Story |

Irish Writers Centre Young Writer Delegates Showcase

Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

Fri 21 Apr, 1:30pm
Environment | Memoir | Non-Fiction | Poetry | Short Story |

The Land, The Self: Memoir and Nature with Manchán Magan, Seán Hewitt, Amanda Thomson

Town Hall Theatre

Fri 21 Apr, 5:30pm
Art | Memoir | Non-Fiction | Panel | Short Story |

well I just kind of like it with Wendy Erskine, Susannah Dickey, Jan McCullough, Nathan O’Donnell

Outset Gallery

Sat 22 Apr, 11:30am
Fiction | Panel | Short Story |

Donal Ryan & Wendy Erskine

Town Hall Theatre

Sat 22 Apr, 4:00pm
Fiction | Panel | Short Story |

An Evening with Anne Enright and Louise Kennedy

Town Hall Theatre

Sun 23 Apr, 7:00pm

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2023 Programme (PDF)

Our full 2023 programme is available for download via the link below.

How to Book

You can book a ticket
Online :  Town Hall website
By Phone:   +353 (0)91 569 777.
For other enquiries, contact the Cúirt team on
Ticket prices vary for each event. All orders over 5 tickets will receive 10% off.
We offer concession ticket prices to those under 18 year olds, students, senior citizens, and the unwaged or those on a low income.
We want to make sure that it is still possible for those who cannot afford a ticket or multiple tickets to attend the festival. We will have a limited amount of free and discounted tickets available for each show at Cúirt Festival and each person can avail of up to four of these free tickets. Please get in touch at and provide us with your contact information as well as the events you would like to attend. We will provide these tickets on a first come first serve basis.

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