Welcome to Hinterland Festival

Fáilte go dti an dara feile Hinterland. Buíochas as teacht, agus páirt a glacadh san ocáid agus comhluadar seo.

It’s time to welcome you back to the Hinterland Festival. Last year was a chance to build on four years of a fruitful association with our mentors in Hay/Wales. 2018 gives us an opportunity to build on 2017, when we truly and successfully forged our own path. How do we know? Because we’re back for our sixth year.

In the space of twelve months we have made our home in ‘Hinterland’. The word, and the event has become synonymous with the town of Kells. This year we return with our usual blend of literature, history, politics, sport, music, magic and all round fun. We commemorate 1918 and 1968. We celebrate Harry Potter at twenty-one. We continue our association with Litquake in San Francisco via Litcrawl, and start a new relationship with Creative Ireland with Crinniú na nÓg on 23 June. It’s all very Hinterlandish really. Join us again.

Bí pairteach linn, le do thoil.  

Hinterland Festival Team

Getting to Kells

BY BUS – from Dublin: Bus Aras, Route No. 109. Generally every 30 minutes until 7.30pm and every 60 minutes thereafter until 11pm. From Dublin Airport: Route No. 109A. Generally every 60 minutes at 20 past the hour; last bus at 11.20pm. Allow 90 minutes’ travel time. See www.buseireann.ie for detailed timetables.

BY ROAD – take the M3. Exit at Junction 10 for Kells. Allow 60 minutes’ travel time from Dublin.

MORE INFO – visit www.discoverboynevalley.ie or www.irelandsancienteast.com for more info on taxis, accommodation, eating & drinking.