PROGRAMME 2022


Friday 7th October
 

19.00

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Opening Reception

Opening reception at the Dock Foyer

20.00

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Welcome

Festival director Vincent Woods introduces Iron Mountain 2022

20.10

Reading and Interview

Bernard MacLaverty

Vincent Woods interviews the author of Cal and Grace Notes about his work

20.40

Reading and Interview

Louise Kennedy

Louise Kennedy reads from and discusses her debut novel Trespasses.

21.10

Reading and Music

Brian Leyden, Fionnuala Maxwell and John Touhy.

Author Brian Leyden, Sean Nos singer Fionnuala Maxwell and piper John Touhy present the premiere of new work on the theme of journey commissioned by the Iron Mountain Festival as part of the Leitrim Live Performance Scheme.


Saturday 8th October
 

10.00

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Tea/Coffee

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10.15

Talk

Valerie Mulvin

Architect Valerie Mulvin discusses the changing nature of Irish towns.

11.00

Talk

Ann O'Dowd

Anne O'Dowd discusses her research that led to her book Straw, Hay & Rushes in Irish Folk Tradition

11.45

Exhibition Talk

Sowing the Seed

Edwina Guckian presents an exhibition of mummers costumes and talks about her project Sowing the Seed.

12.30

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Break

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14.00

Reading and Interview

Sally Hayden

Sally Hayden talks to Vincent Woods about her career and her book My Fourth Time, We Drowned - Seeking Refuge on the world's deadliest migration route.

14.40

Reading and Interview

Omar Musa

Bornean-Australian author, visual artist and poet Omar Musa talks to Vincent woods about his debut novel Here Come the Dogs, which was long-listed for the International Dublin Literary Award.

15.20

Reading and Interview

Donal O'Kelly

Donal O'Kelly presents new writing commissioned as part of the Leitrim Live Performance Scheme for the Iron Mountain Festival and talks to Vincent Woods about his work.

16.00

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Tea/Coffee

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16.15

Lecture

John McGahern Lecture

Novelist and screenwriter Eoin McNamee presents the 2022 John McGahern lecture.

17.00

Reading

Barry McGovern

On the centenary of the publication of Ulysses, Barry McGovern reads from the works of Joyce and McGahern.

17.30

Award

John McGahern Award

Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council Cllr. Ita Reynolds Flynn presents the 2022 John McGahern Award.

17.45

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Break

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19.30

Reading

Moya Cannon

Moya Cannon reads from her work.

20.10

Reading

Austin Duffy

Author and oncologist reads from his latest novel The Night Interns.

20.50

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Break

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21.00

Concert

Lisa O'Neill

Lisa O'Neill in concert.

21.40

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End

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Sunday 9th October
 

11.30

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Bus to Iron Mountain Session

Bus departs from The Dock, Carrick on Shannon for the Iron Mountain Session in Rynn's Pub, Ballinagleara.

12.15

Readings and Music

Iron Mountain session

Iron Mountain joins with the Ballinagleara Traditional Music Festival for the Iron Mountain Session with readings and music in Rynn's Bar, Ballinaglera, at the foot of Sliabh an Iarainn. The session features a reading by Manchán Magan to mark the publication of his new book ‘Listen to the Land Speak.

15.00

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Bus returns to The Dock Carrick on Shannon

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