The annual Ennis Book Club Festival will back from 02-04 March 2018

Ennis Book Club Festival Newsletter

The annual Ennis Book Club Festival will back from 02-04 March 2018. In the meantime, we are all systems go for our first ever Ennis Book Club Festival EXTRA event on Friday 29 September @ 8.00 pm in glór, Ennis. Tickets are now available at glór Box office to hear Roddy Doyle who will speak about his soon-to-be-published new book – Smile.

We also have lots of exciting plans in the pipeline for March 2018, which we’ll unveil over the coming months. To be the first in the know, make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and register for our monthly newsletter on:  
To kick-start the countdown to our September event, this August issue contains:  Look forward to seeing you in Ennis on 29th of September and in 2018!  #EBCF2018

Ennis Book Club Festival Extra Event

Join us on Friday 29th of September in glór in what promises to be a very special literary event to celebrate the publication of the captivating new novel from Roddy Doyle – (yes of course it was Roddy!).
Roddy, who has previously won the Man Booker prize, is back with a new novel containing his hallmark razor-sharp dialogue, humour, and a superb evocation of childhood. But this is a novel unlike anything he has written before! When you finish the last page you will have been challenged to re-evaluate everything you think you remember so clearly.

A great book-club choice!

July Competition Winner

Congratulations to Geraldine Kinirons who is the winner of our July competition of a two night stay in the Old Ground Hotel.

Competition Time
Win a meal for 2 in the Temple Gate Hotel in Ennis!

We’re thrilled to partner with another one of our long-time supporters, the Temple Gate Hotel, to give you the chance to win a fabulous meal for 2 in Ennis.  To be in with a chance to win, you must be registered for our monthly Newsletter (see  In turn, simply answer the following question by dropping a line to:

Question: What is the name of Roddy Doyle’s novel about a group of aspiring musicians from Dublin, later made into an Alan Parker film?

Deadline for entries is Friday, 25th August @ 6pm with the winner to be announced in our September Newsletter.

What is your bookclub reading this autumn?

We all have our TBR (to be read) piles of books piling up, so just to add more titles to it we were wondering what books are on your bookclub wish list for this autumn? Will your group try out a new genre – memoir or non-fiction? Or are you looking for a recommendation? Drop us a line to letting us know of your book recommendations. We are also happy to recommend a book in our newsletters in case you are looking for a title.

Ennis Book Club Festival Recommends

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne 
This month Ennis Book Club Festival is delighted to recommend an author who recently attended the 2017 Ennis Book Festival.
John Boyne was an inspiring speaker on his latest novel – The heart’s invisible furies. This sweeping novel by the author of The Boy in Striped Pyjamas begins in 1940s Ireland, when Cyril Avery is born to an unwed teen mother, and follows his journey of self-discovery.

Caroline says, “There’s little about this deeply moving and immersive story that isn’t perfect. Boyne realized an ambitious premise, and he did so with a thoughtful touch.”


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