Event: Hay Festival Kells

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June 23-26, 2016 Kells, Co. Meath
www.hayfestival.com/kells

Now in its fourth year, Hay Festival Kells returns with an even bigger and more ambitious programme this summer. Situated in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East, Kells in County Meath is the spiritual home of the Book of Kells®, which was completed there in the ninth century.

Hay Festival Kells is a celebration of literature in all forms, and the picturesque Meath town will welcome some of the best know names in contemporary literature. Joining the British writer Hanif Kureishi will be Patrick McCabe, Kevin Barry, Lisa McInerney, Eamon Gilmore, Roisin Ingle and many others.

A major new element has been introduced to the Hay Festival in Kells this summer, THE IMAGE, which will see an amazing line up of speakers from comics, games and film taking part.

THE IMAGE
Saturday June 25 / Sunday June 26

An inevitable consequence of the association between the Kells and one of the very first graphic novels (The Book of Kells – text by the Four Evangelists, art work by the Columban monks of Iona and Kells) which took a bit longer than expected to get off the ground.

Better late than never, ‘The Image’ curated by comic-book writer Maura McHugh and Irish Times journalist Karlin Lillington, will include talks and workshops to be given by, amongst others, Rhianna Pratchett (Tomb Raider), Michael Carroll (Judge Dredd), Paul Bolger, Maeve Clancy, Allan Cavanagh, Damien Marshall, Myles Dungan, Maura McHugh, Mags Kilcooley and new Irish Children’s Laureate PJ Lynch.

Saturday June 25

Michael Carroll
Saturday 25 June 2016, 11am • Venue: Iona Hall / Carmel Naughton Stage

Myles Dungan ‘No Laughing Matter’: Punch Magazine and the Great War
Saturday 25 June 2016, 11am • Venue: Heritage Centre / Meath County Council Stage

Maura McHugh
Saturday 25 June 2016, 12.30pm • Venue: Iona Hall / Carmel Naughton Stage

Paul Bolger
Saturday 25 June 2016, 2pm • Venue: Presbyterian Church

PJ Lynch & Siobhán Parkinson
Saturday 25 June 2016, 3.30pm • Venue: Kells Theatre / Eirgrid Stage

Michael Carroll
Saturday 25 June 2016, 3.30pm • Venue: Iona Hall / Carmel Naughton Stage

Cartoon Saloon: Shapeshifters Workshop
Saturday 25 June 2016, 3.30pm • Venue: Kells Town Hall

Rhianna Pratchett
Saturday 25 June 2016, 5.00pm • Venue: Kells Theatre / Eirgrid Stage

Sunday June 26

Margarita Kilcooley
Sunday 26 June 2016, 10.30am • Venue: Heritage Centre / Meath County Council Stage

Myles Dungan ‘Paddy’, Mr Punch and World War 1
Sunday 26 June 2016, 12pm • Venue: Heritage Centre / Meath County Council Stage

Cartoon Saloon: Shapeshifters Workshop
Sunday 26 June 2016, 12pm • Venue: Kells Town Hall

Maeve Clancy Workshop
Sunday 26 June 2016, 1.30pm • Venue: Iona Hall / Carmel Naughton Stage

Damien Marshall
Sunday 26 June 2016, 3pm • Venue: Presbyterian Church

Maeve Clancy
Sunday 26 June 2016, 4.30pm • Venue: Iona Hall / Carmel Naughton Stage

Allan Cavanagh
Sunday 26 June 2016, 6pm • Venue: Iona Hall / Carmel Naughton Stage

Tickets: hayfestival.com/kells / 046 924 0055.T