Immrama: Robert Fisk, Charley Boorman confirmed for Waterford travel writing festival
Have books, will travel
The Immrama Festival of Travel Writing continues to draw the biggest names in the business, with Robert Fisk and Charley Boorman confirmed for 2015.
The multi award-winning journalist and presenter will be joined by Jonathan Shackleton - a lecturer, family historian for the famous Shackletons and veteran of many Antarctic trips.
The 13th annual Immrama Festival takes place this June 11-14 at various venues in the heritage town of Lismore, Co. Waterford.
Literary audiences can also enjoy travel writing workshops with author Paul Clements, E-Publishing with John Dwyer and talks and explorations with Harry Bucknall, historian Donald Brady and Gerard Taylor.
A literary breakfast will take place with Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent, who will be discussing her book, ‘A Short Ride in the Jungle: The Ho Chi Minh Trail by Motorcycle’.
Tours of the usually-closed Cotton Library, housed at St Carthage’s Cathedral - which began from the private collection of Henry Cotton - will also be on offer.
Immrama has a reputation as a festival punching way above its weight, with previous speakers including Pico Iyer, Michael Palin and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
The weekend also sees a host of fringe events, a farmers' market, cricket matches and free family fun and entertainment in the town’s Park.
For further details, contact 058 53803; lismoreimmrama.com.