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Kildare Readers Festival 2018

Welcome to Kildare Readers’ Festival 2018

Kildare County Council Library and Arts Service are very proud to welcome you to the ninth annual Kildare Readers’ Festival, an entirely free literary festival connecting our readers with authors and artists, to bring the very best from the world of literature to Kildare. The festival schedule offers something for everyone, with regular favourites such as Ten Books You Should Read and our Sunday Morning Session, hosted this year by Deirdre Purcell. Our programme has been extended to our full-time libraries around the county. We look forward to bringing our Readers' Festival into your community and welcoming you during September and October to enjoy the literary and artistic delights on offer.


We are committed to ensuring that our festival remains accessible to all, and so all events are FREE of charge, though bookings are essential through the Box Office at Riverbank Arts Centre.

Some events must be booked directly through participating libraries. See event details for more information.

T: 045 448327 W:

  • Please note there is  a €1 charge for online bookings



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