Closing Night at Charley’s LG

Closing Night at Charley’s LG, 7.00pm – 9.30pm. Free. Donations encouraged!

Join us to close the festival with an evening of words and music. Starting with an homage a neglected Irish literary lion, Flann O’Brien, the novelist, playwright and columnist who flourished in a repressed mid-century Ireland. Conor Howard and The Anna Livia Flanneurs romp through excerpts from “At Swim-Two-Birds”, “An Beal Bocht”, “The Third Policeman,” and more. Prepare to be regaled!

The evening continues with words, music and a special tribute to John Hannegan and Chris Benson of C.B. Hannegan’s, the beloved local establishment that closed its doors last December after 38 years.


Simply put, without John Hannegan’s support, this festival would never be on its feet. Hannegan’s served not only as a festival headquarters, but as a board meeting room, staging area, networking venue and a familiar, friendly spot for our visiting writers and artists. Sadly missed! – Catherine Barry, Festival Founder & Director