Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing
The Lismore Festival of Travel Writing takes place in June each year. The word 'Immram' derives from the Old Irish im ram meaning 'rowing about'. In Ireland, there is a long tradition of making journeys and of the ensuing descriptions.
The Focus of the festival is on travel writing and literature with a different theme is explored at each year. The programme includes literary presentations by major national and international travel writers and bilingual workshops. The festival programme is packed with a variety of fringe events, including an International visual arts exhibition at Lismore Castle Arts, exhibition and events at Lismore Library.
The primary aim is to deliver a high quality international literary festival driven by the long-term cultural benefits to the participants, the town of Lismore and the greater South East region. . This is the only festival dedicated to the medium of travel writing in Ireland. By bringing a host of top international and national authors the festival is giving both the presenters and participants a unique opportunity for interaction and exposure to this genre, while also catering for the mainstream literary area.