Listowel Writers’ Week are the Best Festival in Ireland!!!!!


Congratulations to Listowel Writers’ Week on winning The Best Irish Festival at The Irish Hospitality Awards last Tuesday.

Despite the stiff competition nationally from Festivals such as
Forbidden Fruit Festival (Dublin)
Body and Soul (Westmeath)
Earagail Arts Festival (Letterkenny)
Galway International Arts Festival (Galway)
Cork Midsummer Festival (Cork)
Bare in the Woods (Portalington)
BD Festival (Annamoe)
The Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival (Kilkenny)
Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival (Westport)
Listowel Writers’ Week pulled it out of the bag! The hard working
committee are delighted after 47 years to receive this recognition.

Receiving the award in The Crowne Plaza Hotel at Dublin Airport were Festival Chairperson Liz Dunn and Festival Manager Eilish Wren.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chairperson Liz Dunn said “I was genuinely thrilled to accept this award on behalf of the Listowel Writers’ Week team who so very much deserve recognition for their outstanding commitment to the Festival. The list of nominees was so impressive that we were content just to be listed with them. To be bringing home the award to lovely Listowel is an honour and we are looking forward to sharing it with our amazing team without whom the winning of this accolade would not have been possible.”

Pictured are Maire Logue Festival Chairperson Liz Dunn and Festival Manager Eilish Wren