Redline Festival

Red Line Festival

The Red Line Festival is a celebration of all things literary; be it spoken, written, sung, played, illustrated, or even just thought!

We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back to South Dublin County for another Red Line Festival. 2022 provides a programme of events and workshops aimed at attracting people of all ages and interests.

The festival seeks to enhance the experience of culturally curious audiences visiting Dublin, offering them an exciting cultural environment in a suburban area of Dublin not normally associated with literary festivals. This year we are expanding the festival beyond the book to include other cultural streams (sport, music, theatre etc). The Red Line Festival features events in quality performance venues such as The Civic, historical buildings including Rathfarnham Castle and Pearse Museum at St. Enda’s Park, along with our fantastic branch libraries across South Dublin County.

This is our 11th year and we are delighted to bring you the best in Irish and International talent. This programme is a year in the making and has been put together with you, our audience, clearly in mind. This year our theme is Inspirations, whether that is to inspire you to write for wellbeing with E.R. Murray, be inspired by Michael Harding or to discover what inspires author Donal Ryan.

We have divided the festival into 6 different strands (Literary, Sport & Wellbeing, Music & Performance, Crime & Horror, Family and As Gaeilge) to make it easier for you to find and choose from our many fantastic events.


Festival Director: Paul Fusco, County Librarian

Festival Producers: Geraldine O’Meara, Alison Yates & Gráinne Breen

Red Line Reps: Mark Ward, Rose Elliott, Shane Ryan, Michael Larkin, Karen Walsh, Ronan Murphy, Caroline Higgins, Eimear Hegarty, Siobhán McCrystal, Paula Murphy, Helen McMahon, Sean Rafferty, John O’Neill & Jennifer Scott.

Poetry Competition: Jessica Traynor (judge)

Marketing, PR & Events Management: Diffusion Events

South Dublin Libraries: Edel Clancy, Liz Corry, Coleesa Humphreys, Ann Dunne, Margaret Lynch, Catherine Brangan, and all the staff of South Dublin Libraries.

Arts Office: Orla Scannell

Music Generation: Aideen McLaughlin & Gerry Horan

Design: Diffusion Events

Website: Diffusion Events

The Festival would like to acknowledge the financial support of the South Dublin Local Enterprise Office, the Local Live Performance Scheme, the Dormant Accounts Fund and Healthy South Dublin.

Special thanks to all our partners, authors, facilitators and volunteers of this year’s festival, and to the staff of the venues and libraries involved.

Brought to you by South Dublin Libraries and Arts.


The Red Line Festival sincerely thanks our partners for helping to bring together the Red Line Festival 2022.

Government of Ireland   The Dormant Accounts Fund   Office of Public Works
Noise Music Generation South Dublin   Department of Arts   RTE Supporting The Arts
Poetry Ireland    


View the Red Line Festival 2022 Programme here