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Depart with Dublin Book Festival

Jack and Moby enjoying some reading time in their forest in Aughrim.

Our new online series Departures explores the influence of landscape on the work of some well known Irish writers and musicians. So many creators are inspired by nature and the outdoors from a very young age (like our very own Jack who draws inspiration from the forest). 

Departures is a series  of intriguing conversations and music which premieres online 6thJuly with a new episode released each Tuesday for the next 3 weeks. Presented by Manchán Magan , Dublin Book Festival’s Departures features Mike McCormack, Billy O’Callaghan, Michael Fewer, Alice Taylor,Jane Clarke, Alice Kinsella, and music by Cormac Mac Diarmiuda and Ruth Clinton, Anna Mieke, Jack O’Rourke & Aisling Fitzpatrick. 

Filmed in three locations around Ireland the series will celebrate the importance of our surroundings and their endless inspiration with some of our most talented contemporary artists, including Mike McCormack, Billy O’Callaghan, Michael Fewer, Alice Taylor, Jane Clarke, Alice Kinsella and music from Cormac MacDiarmada (of Lankum) and Ruth Clinton (Landless), Anna Mieke, Jack O’Rourke and cellist Aisling Fitzpatrick. Join presenter Manchán Magan as he takes viewers on a journey through Ireland discovering the places and spaces that have stirred the artistic spirit of some of Ireland’s most loved authors, poets & musicians. 

The series will be available to watch free online and you can register for each of the Series Volumes here

Join us as we explore Ireland and her inspiring landscapes. We’ll visit Wicklow, Mayo and Cork, and explore waterfalls, bogland and the coast. 

The journey begins 6th July 2021…