Osclaíonn Uachtarán Féile Leabhar Dalkey

Déa 16th Mei, 2016 | 18:30
suíomh: Dillons Park, Dalkey

Dillons Park, Dalkey

Thursday, 16th June, 2016

Osclaíonn Uachtarán Féile Leabhar Dalkey

President Michael D. Higgins formally opened the 6th edition of the Dalkey Book Festival.

In his speech, the President spoke of his love for books and writing, and Dalkey's history as "a home and inspiration for world-renowned Irish writers."

“I have no doubt that new generations of emerging Irish writers continue to be inspired by Dalkey and its surrounds, following in the footsteps of those who have gone before, as they chart our changing landscape and depict new patterns of Irishness, finding their own pathways and leaving their indelible mark on Irish literary tradition," President Higgins said.

You can watch the full speech, or listen to the podcast, by clicking on the Audio and Video tabs.