Photos: After Dark at the opening night of the Limerick Literary Festival

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Marie Hackett - Committee Philippe Claudel & Dominique Claudel - French Film Maker

THE 35th Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien’s writing legacy opened officially on  Friday 22 at a delightful event in The Hunt Museum.

Special guest, France correspondent for The Irish Times newspaper, Lara Marlowe headlined a unique event combining analysis, music and literature.

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As you can see from our photos there was a full house for the occasion. Guests enjoyed a delightful evening in the surrounds of the Museum in the company of the renowned author and journalist. It featured an outside broadcast by RTE’s ‘Arena’ hosted by Sean Rocks; the Irish National Opera co-presented with an exciting musical recital including words from Kate O’Brien’s novel ‘As Music and Splendour’.

Highlights over the three day festival from February 22 – February 24 included contributions from Pulitzer winning American writer Richard Ford, bestselling author Louise O’Neill and award-winning Liz Nugent who was in conversation with Riverdance composer Bill Whelan. Festival goers enjoyed various panel discussions, interviews, poetry readings, the Kate O’Brien book  award for women writers won by Sue Rainsford and Ann Blakes’ winning play @Dolan’s Warehouse followed by Q&A.