Immrama Lismore 2015 Programme

Theme: Journeys of Historic Proportions

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Thursday June 11th

Opening event:
Time: 8.00 p.m. Venue: Lismore Courthouse Theatre Tickets: Free

Salwa Elhamamsy: The Sun Shines, Sometimes" The first travel book about Ireland by an Egyptian author.

John Dwyer: "Cape Town to Kruger: Travels in South Africa and Swaziland".

Friday June 12th

Time: 8.00 p.m. Venue: Courthouse Theatre Tickets: €20.00
Jonathan Shackleton: Cousin of the Irish Kildare born Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. As a lecturer and guide, Jonathan has accompanied 37 groups on voyages to the Antarctic in the past 15 years and will present the audience with his experiences.

Saturday June 13th

Time: 10.00 a.m. Venue: The Red Hall Tickets: €50.00
John Dwyer Workshop: E-publishing workshop with John Dwyer. In this workshop, he shares all the tips and advice learned from over 6 years in digital publishing. More Workshop Info

Time: 9.30 a.m. Venue: The Red Hall Tickets: €75.00
Paul Clements Workshop: Start of workshop with Paul Clements: Explore and write about West Waterford's finest buildings. Workshop will conclude on Sunday.
This journey into the past follows in historic footsteps with guided tours through two of West Waterford's finest buildings that will inspire you to write. Participants are asked to take notes on the Saturday morning tours and to write up a short piece for discussion the next day. On Sunday (11am-2pm) we will consider how to write about specifics and ways in which you can bring alive your work through descriptions of buildings or by foot stepping. All touring and Sunday lunch is included in the price.

Time: 11.00 a.m. Venue: Courthouse Theatre Tickets: Free
Donald Brady: a presentation on 'The incomparable Katherine Boyle: A quadricentennial celebration.'

Time: 12.30 p.m. Venue: The Red Hall Tickets: €10.00
Reading by Harry Bucknall on his book "Like a Tramp, like a Pilgrim" a joyous journey of Elizabethan proportion filled with anecdote, adventure and mishap.

Time: 2.00 p.m. Venue: Lismore LibraryTickets: Free
Molly Keane Creative Writing Award

Time: 3.00 p.m. Venue: Blackwater Community School Tickets: €25.00
Charley Boorman: Actor and Adventurer Charley Boorman has successfully been producing adventure travel documentaries for the BBC, SKY and National Geographic Channel since 2004. 

Time: 8.00 p.m. Venue: Blackwater Community School Tickets: €25.00
Robert Fisk: Middle East correspondent of The Independent for more than twenty years, primarily based in Beirut. Fisk holds more British and international journalism awards than any other foreign correspondent and has been voted British International Journalist of the Year award seven times. 

Ticket Offers: Saturday Special tickets (Charley Boorman: and Robert Fisk) : €40

Sunday June 14th

Time: 8.30 a.m. Venue: Ballyrafter House Hotel Tickets: €25.00
Literary breakfast with Author of "A Short Ride in the Jungle" Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent. Recounts the tale of a gruelling, thrilling and occasionally terrifying journey along Indochina's Ho Chi Minh Trail on an ancient (also pink) Honda Cub

Time: 11.00 a.m. Venue: The Red Hall Tickets: €75.00
Paul Clements Workshop: Second part of workshop with Paul Clements: Explore and write about West Waterford's finest buildings.

11.00 a.m. Gregorian Mass - St Carthage's Church

Time: 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. Venue: Millennium Park, Lismore Tickets: Free
Family fun and music by Baker Street, a two piece acoustic band.

Time: 7.30 p.m. Venue: Courthouse Theatre Tickets: €10.00
Gerard Taylor on his book "But for Ireland I'd not tell her name", the story about Joe Collins from Lismore.

Fringe Events

Please note that these events although taking place during the festival weekend are not organised by Immrama and are not included in any ticket arrangements.

June 11 - Trad. Music in The Classroom.
June 14 - Cricket match between Lismore and Dublin writers XI
June 14 - Lismore Farmers Market
w/e June 11-14th Cotton Library
w/e June 11-14th Backwater Adventure!

  • Kayak Take in the views of the Blackwater Valley as you kayak down the magnificent river with an experienced local guide from Blackwater Boating to point out the wildlife and landmarks as you sail on by.
  • Cycle The saddle of a bike is your next perch; pick up a bike, helmet and map from Lismore Cycling Holidays and go explore!
  • icnic Find a little spot to rest and enjoy the picnic lunch especially prepared and packed for you by Summerhouse cafe. 
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