Over the Backyard Wall, Thomas Kilroy’s recent ‘memory book’, is a genre-bending mix of memoir and imagination, combining historical fiction with recollections of his Callan childhood, his education at St Kieran’s College in Kilkenny, and his early adventures in Europe and America. For this event, Kilroy joins theatre and opera director Patrick Mason to explore the ways in which Kilkenny has influenced his life and work.