Festival of writing and ideas

Liam O' Maonlai
THE Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas comes of age in just its second year, with Martin Amis, Ben Okri, Don McCullin, Paolo Tullio, Paul Murray, John Boyne, Colm O’Gorman, Isabel Fonseca, Giles Duley, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Olivia O’Leary, Lenny Abrahamson, PJ Harvey, Michael Craig Martin, Anne Enright, and culminating in Spitting Image writer Sean Hardie’s hilarious new play ‘Margaret and Ken and the End of the World’.

THE Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas comes of age in just its second year, with Martin Amis, Ben Okri, Don McCullin, Paolo Tullio, Paul Murray, John Boyne, Colm O’Gorman, Isabel Fonseca, Giles Duley, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Olivia O’Leary, Lenny Abrahamson, PJ Harvey, Michael Craig Martin, Anne Enright, and culminating in Spitting Image writer Sean Hardie’s hilarious new play ‘Margaret and Ken and the End of the World’.

The little village of Borris on the River Barrow will be the centre of it all on June 8 and June 9.

This year will build on the maiden voyage of 2012 when Colm Tóibín, Lionel Shriver, John Banville, Stephen Frears, Mike Scott, AC Grayling and others visited the small village of Borris. The weekend this year brings together some of the most intriguing international minds.