Cobh Readers and writers Festival Committee Hold Official Launch

Article By Claire O’Donoghue

Anna Keating (Committee), John Smith (Chairperson) and Trish Carlos (Committee) launching the Cobh Readers and Writers Festival at The Rob Roy Bar in Cobh

Organisers of the Cobh Readers and Writers Festival got together on Friday, 22 March in the Rob Roy to officially launch the event for 2019. The event is an artistic extravaganza taking place from 11-14 April and covering not just literature and the written word but many different artistic genres such as drama, music, photography, storytelling and much more. Details for all the weekend’s scheduled activities can be found at

Individual prizes for short story writing will be awarded in adult and school categories with all commended work also being complied into a booklet which will be published in the weeks following the festival. Organisers are hoping this year will continue with a repeat of the great success of the event in past years.

Cllr. Sinead Sheppard and John Smith (Chairperson)