Connected – Maya Bauer

Westival Hub Old Dunnes Stores Building, Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo

In her exhibit Connected, 23-year-old photographer Maya Bauer of Cleveland, Ohio explores turf cutting in Ireland. Her work celebrates country life, promotes conservation, and invites her audience to reflect on the […]


Poetry Walkabout – Terry McDonagh

Becca's Bakery Peter StreetWestport,

Westival walkabout What to expect: Meet at Becca’s Bakery on Peter’s Street at 2.30pm for a roaming  open-mic afternoon with poet and dramatist, Terry McDonagh who will read poems connected […]

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Westival Presents an Evening of Poetry with Special Guests.

Clew Bay Hotel James StreetWestport,

Westival presents an Evening of Poetry  Join us for a special evening of poetry where we celebrate the work of poets from Westport and across Ireland. Those winning poems from […]


Colm Tóibín & Damon Galgut

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Two of the greatest novelists in the English language talk about their highly-anticipated new novels. Colm Tóibín is one of Ireland’s best-loved writers. His new novel The Magician is a […]

Yarns For Youngsters

West Coast Rare Book Shop James StreetWestport,

Yarns for Youngsters The ever-popular Westival ‘Yarns for Youngsters’ this year gets the Roald Dahl treatment. Our reader will entertain and thrill our littlest festival enthusiasts with some of the classic […]


Lucy Caldwell & Jan Carson

Hewetson Bros Bar 19 Bridge StreetWestport,

Two of Belfast’s best-loved writers return to BIAF to discuss the art of the short story. Lucy Caldwell’s new collection Intimacies: More Stories follows her much-lauded last collection of stories […]

Séamas O’Reilly & Lucy Mangan

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Two striking takes on family life, told with humour and affection. Séamas O’Reilly’s Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? is a memoir about how the author and his ten siblings - […]


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