I just caught up with the great news that the Hay Festival will be holding three days of the festival in Ireland this year-yippee! It's to be held in Kells, Co.Meath on 28th, 29th and 30th June. So far the confirmed writers to be taking part are DBC Pierre and John Banville.
Hay festival website states that "Kells & District Chamber, working with a number of stakeholders, hope to develop an Irish 'town of books' as a national centre for all genres of literature. The Festival will bring together the best Irish and international authors and thinkers to celebrate the sharing of stories and ideas."
The full programme is to be released in May but in the meantime you can register your interest on https://www.hayfestival.com/portal/kells.aspx?skinid=1&localesetting=en-GB