Festival Programme 2022

We are delighted to announce that the Iron Mountain Festival will return to in-person events this year. The festival will take place from the 7th - 9th October 2022 at The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Further details of the 2022 programme will be published at the end June.

John McGahern Award

As part of the Iron Mountain Literature Festival and with the support of the McGahern Estate, Leitrim County Council developed the John McGahern Award to encourage the development of emerging Irish writers and to pay tribute to the exceptional contribution of John McGahern to literature, and to Leitrim. This is an open call to emerging writers of fiction resident in the Republic of Ireland. Applicants must have had some fiction or short stories published in a recognised journal or anthology selected by an established publisher or editor.

The recipient, who receives a prize of €2,500, will be announced on Saturday 9th October 2021 during the festival