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.

TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC, WITH JULIE HORNER & FRIENDS

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