Literature & Talks

Churchill’s Irish Generals

Major-General Andrew Ritchie joins Niall Burgess to explore the influence of Irish and Anglo-Irish military commanders on the outcome of the Second World War

Churchill’s Irish Generals

My Musical Life

The celebrated pianist and writer reflects on his artistic development, and considers his place in a changing musical landscape

Alfred Brendel

My Musical Life Austria

Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis

One of Ireland’s iconic actors returns to the Watergate for this new version of Wilde’s most personal work, with a live score composed by Neil Martin and performed by the Irish Chamber Orchestra

Stephen Rea in

Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis PREMIERE

Eva Hoffman

The acclaimed writer and thinker comes to Kilkenny for a timely exploration of the troubling legacy of 20th-century European history


Eva Hoffman UK

Yiyun Li

One of the most original fiction writers of our time talks to Cormac Kinsella about her acclaimed new memoir 

Yiyun Li China/USA