Fierce Moon

A celebration of the writings of the late Dermot Healy

Thursday 14th September to Sunday 17th September

Download the Fierce Moon Programme!

Dermot Healy, novelist, poet, memoirist and dramatist, had a long and creative association with The Glens Centre in North Leitrim.  He ran its writing workshop, known as the Pig Executive,  and brought the late Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney for a memorable event.  He performed on the stage at this intimate venue in Manorhamilton’s old Methodist church many times before his untimely death in 2014.

The Fierce Moon, named after one of his poems, brings together some of Ireland’s most interesting writers, musicians and photographers, many of whom knew, were influenced by, or had worked with Healy.  The festival will host the Dermot Healy International Poetry Prize and will see the launch of a new bursary for an emerging dramatist or fiction writer.  There will be a scenic bus trip to the Ballroom of Romance at Glenfarne for a performance of one of Healy’s plays – and more. 

A weekend ticket covers entry to all events and includes a special commemorative programme.

If you are coming to stay in Leitrim for this unmissable weekend, check out accommodation in Leitrim here or accommodation in Sligo!

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