The 2017 Oliver Goldsmith Literary Festival has now concluded. Thanks to all our speakers, our sponsors and particularly all those who attended over the three days.  Your help and support helped make our  34th festival memorable and successful.

Leinster Fleadh 2017 in Ballymahon

As part of the Leinster Fleadh 2017, the Goldsmith Festival are hosting an evening of Music and Readings from Goldsmith in the Goldsmith Room, Ballymahon Library, on Tuesday July 11th from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm

The Evening will be hosted by Seamus McCormack and Music will be from the well known local traditional musicians

Tony Dunne

Jim Mulkerrin

John Cunningham

Kieran Burke

Donie Keyes

This will be interspersed with selected readings from Oliver Goldsmith

The Evening will also feature young musicians

Mary Sheridan

John Doris

Jasmine Buckley

Natalie Curry





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The programme for 2017 is available here.

A very successful Press Launch took place on Thursday May 18th in Nally’s Ballymahon at 6.pm

The Brochure for 2017 is available here  Goldsmith Brochure 2017


Theme for 2017:

“Goldsmith and the Irish Experience in London”

“Every Absurdity has now a champion to defend it”  (preface to The Traveller)

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2017 Poetry Competition.  Entries now open here

2017 Schools Poetry Competition. Download entry form here

This year’s festival will take place over the June Holiday Weekend  Friday June 2nd  –  4th.