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Monday 17 June 2019

Adventure: Writing festival presents spirited tales

Whole world in their hands: Joe McCabe, Adam Toomey and Alyssa Ferguson, all aged seven, in Lismore Castle Gardens. Photo: Patrick Browne
Whole world in their hands: Joe McCabe, Adam Toomey and Alyssa Ferguson, all aged seven, in Lismore Castle Gardens. Photo: Patrick Browne
Laura Lynott

Laura Lynott

An "all-star" line-up of speakers will discuss their adventurous tales at the Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing.

Leading broadcaster Neil Oliver, who presents BBC2 show 'Coast', will make a keynote speech on Saturday, June 15.

This will be the Co Waterford festival's 17th year and speakers include Sarah Outen, a British athlete and adventurer who became the first woman and youngest person to row solo across the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean from Japan to Alaska.

Founding member of Irish folk group De Dannan Charlie Piggott will also be discussing music and travel.

A screening of the documentary 'Congo: An Irish Affair' will take place on Wednesday, June 12, as the festival opens. The film is described as a "study of the Irish-led 1961 UN peacekeeping mission to Katanga" and there is an open invitation to all soldiers involved in the Siege of Jadotville. The festival runs from 12 to 16 June - visit www.lismoreimmrama.com.

Irish Independent

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