March 2020 Programme 

We are delighted to share that our 2020 Ennis Book Club Festival programme has been released. 

This is a perfect gift for your loved ones or treat yourself this Christmas.

We welcome the many established and emerging novelists joining us next March.  Alongside the novelists, we have talks on travel writing, politics, history and wellbeing. We also welcome The Arts Council who will be exhibiting in glór over the festival. We have music, poetry and a sing-along workshop to keep you entertained.

We are offering you a chance to explore the Burren on a guided walking tour and due to popular demand, our yoga workshops are being offered twice over the weekend.  There is something for everyone in Ennis next March.

Keep reading to find out how to win a weekend pass.

Be sure to keep an eye on our
Facebook page, Twitter feed, Instagram account and website for more festival details.

Thank you for your continued support, Happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Please share this newsletter with family and friends who may be interested.

Programme listing may be found here

Bookings made through glór

5 for €55 save 20%

Friday night: 
Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling

Saturday morning: 
10 Books you should Read

Saturday afternoon: 
Lemn Sissay

Saturday night: 
Sarah Moss in conversation with Seán Rocks

Sunday morning: 
Sunday Miscellany

Offer only available by phoning the glór box office:  

065 684 3103

Pop-up Book Club

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.

This year for our pop-up book club we are celebrating Margaret Atwood’s Man Booker Prize winning novel The TestamentsThe Testaments is a modern masterpiece, a powerful novel that can be read on its own or as a companion to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale

We encourage you to read this wonderful book before the event to fully immerse in the book club experience.  Come with your book club or come alone, it is an event not to be missed.


*Margaret Atwood will not be at this event

Call for Volunteers

Great festivals are thanks to great volunteers.  Each year we are blessed with an amazing team of volunteers who help with a variety of events and behind-the-scenes support.

Volunteering at our festival only requires a few hours, it is a wonderful opportunity to meet the festival community, learn how a festival runs and maybe meet some of the contributors.  Of course, you also receive a complimentary ticket to an event.  

If you know, or you are, a student in event management, arts, and media, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn first-hand.

Please click here or email

The gift of a book

We invite you to visit and support your local bookshop over the coming days.  Discover something new or revisit an old friend, your local bookshop is there to help you.

Upcoming Event

Beyond Borders Book Club
& 2020 Festival Launch

January 30th
Temple Gate Hotel

Ken O’Sullivan is a documentary filmmaker based in Lahinch, Co. Clare, who founded Sea Fever Productions in 2006. The company’s eponymous release in 2007 was followed by a number of high-profile commissions, Farraigí na hÉireann for TG4, Ireland’s Ocean for RTÉ, The Silver Branch for Irish Film Board as well as work for the BBC & ITV, culminating in 2018’s critically acclaimed Ireland’s Deep Atlantic. More...



We are delighted to welcome back Seán Rocks in 2020.  On Thursday, January 2nd, Seán will give away TWO weekend passes to the Ennis Book Club Festival.  

For your chance to win, tune into Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 from 7pm on Thursday, January 2nd.
Have you voted? 
No less than 6 of these titles in the An Post Irish Book Awards list are from upcoming or previous Ennis Book Club Festival contributors.
Who do you think deserves to be Irish Book of the Year?
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See you in March 2020