May 28, 2024

7.00pm - 8.00pm

Newbridge Community Library (Kildare)

Free (booking required)

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Kildare Readers Festival in association with the Irish Writers Centre are delighted to present a conversation between renowned singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke and former RTÉ presenter and broadcaster Flor MacCarthy.

About the speakers

Declan O’Rourke has turned to the pen alone to give us the Pawn Broker’s Reward and Whisper of Oblivion, the first two books of his trilogy set in the famine years. Starting with the early months of the famine and based on real lives and events these books tell the story of Pádraig and Cáil Ua Buachalla.

Flor MacCarthy is a political presenter and broadcaster who has worked with RTE and Oireachtas TV. She has interviewed politicians and academics and acted as a consultant for several international human rights organisations. She has a passion for history and arts. The Presidents’ Letters, her first book, is a homage to the art of letter writing and was nominated for the An Post Irish Book Awards.

Declan’s book is based in Cork and Flor is originally from Cork. We feel these two people will find plenty to talk about!

Kildare Readers Festival is brought to you by Kildare County Library and Arts Service in association with the Irish Writers Centre. Our ethos is to connect our readers with authors and artists, working to bring the very best from the world of literature to our audiences through the provision of exciting, innovative and accessible events. Since its inception in 2010, our festival audiences have continued to grow and we look forward to presenting you with the very best from the world of literature and the arts.

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