Fáilte go dtí an cúigú feile Hinterland. Buíochas as teacht agus páirt a glacadh san ocáid agus comhluadar seo.
Welcome back to an unusual Hinterland Festival, but one not as out of the ordinary as the 2020 version. We have moved back from the pandemic-stricken online festival of 2020 to an ‘in person’ event this year. Not a total return to normality but a step in the right direction. This year we have our usual mix of literature, history, music, drama, magic and craic. We’ll be highlighting the music of David Bowie, staging a couple of ambitious theatre projects, meeting some of the hottest new Irish authors as well as some old friends and reflecting on the surreality of the last eighteen months.
Bí pairteach linn, le do thoil.
Hinterland Festival TeamPut next year’s dates in your diary: 23-26 June 2022.
All events are fifty-five minutes in duration and all venues are within a few minute’s walk of each other.
The Eirgrid Stage is located in the Kells Theatre on Kenlis Place (St Vincent de Paul Hall). The Merriebelle Irish Farm, O'Brien's Supervalu, Meath County Council Stages and Eureka House are all located in the grounds of the old Eureka Convent secondary school on the Navan Road, opposite the Heritage Centre.
You can also find a host of other things to do during the Festival here.
Snowflake has, without doubt, been the Irish novel of 2021. Louise Nealon’s debut ‘coming of age’ story follows a young woman’s transition from a dairy farm in rural Kildare to the decidedly urban and relentlessly urbane surroundings of Trinity College in Dublin. Normally applied condescendingly by Baby Boomers to millennials the term ‘snowflake’, according to the book’s blurb, refers to someone who is ‘sensitive, complicated, intense, flawed’.‘Snowflake is clever, witty, wryly elegant and full of emotional truth’. (Irish Independent)
In this interactive and fun event join Gerry Daly on an adventure to explore the wildlife of the Atlantic Ocean and the Skellig islands. There are many creatures to meet from Finn’s First Song - A Whaley Big Adventure about a baby humpback whale learning to sing, and from Where Are You, Puffling? about a curious and very helpful little puffling. Children will love this event with puppets, live illustration demonstrations and engaging reading sessions.
Éanna Ní Lamhna is on a mission to open our hearts and minds to our wonderful, wild world – to help us find the balance between our needs and the future of our precious planet.Éanna helps us look at the challenges that face our natural world, and why we need to understand it, in order to save it, and ourselves. An entertaining and fascinating interview with Ireland’s favourite force of nature! Éanna will be in conversation with Deirdre Hurley.
Join Professor Luke O'Neill as he asks: How do we measure the universe? Why do we need plants? How do our bodies repair themselves when we are ill? What species will exist on earth in a million years' time? Discover the answers to these questions (and a lot more besides) as the author of The Great Irish Science Book takes his audience on a journey of fascinating facts and points out a load of experiments you can do yourself. Do try this at home!
Three souls caught up in the violent winds of change.... In September 1920, during the War of Independence, dockers and railwaymen refused to transport any armed troops, or to handle any weapons arriving from Britain. Embargo is a muddy, complicated, poetic, bloody, and heroic tale of a politically motivated industrial action, in which three characters deal with a pivotal moment during the Irish war of independence. These are our ghosts, their story is our story.Embargo by Deirdre Kinahan was originally produced by Fishamble: The New Play Company as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2020.