FREE EVENTS & FESTIVAL ATMOSPHERE

Centred around Lismore Castle Courtyard, there will be free events and festival atmosphere all day. No need to book these in advance! Spaces are limited so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

In association with Waterford County Libraries & Eason. Be sure to visit the West Wing corner of the courtyard and don't leave without a book!

In association with Waterford County Libraries & Eason. Be sure to visit the West Wing corner of the courtyard and don't leave without a book!

Feeling inspired by the wonderful authors and illustrators at Towers and Tales? Get creative at the Inspiration Station!

Feeling inspired by the wonderful authors and illustrators at Towers and Tales? Get creative at the Inspiration Station!

Make your mark on our big mural! Everyone is encouraged to get involved.

Make your mark on our big mural! Everyone is encouraged to get involved.

Childvision, Ireland's only dedicated education and therapy centre for blind and multi-disabled children, will be helping to share the joy of reading in many ways.

Childvision, Ireland's only dedicated education and therapy centre for blind and multi-disabled children, will be helping to share the joy of reading in many ways.

Visit the festivals first ever poetry corner. 

Visit the festivals first ever poetry corner. 

The wonderful team from the Glucksman Gallery will be on-hand to help festival-goers make their very own pop-up comic book.

The wonderful team from the Glucksman Gallery will be on-hand to help festival-goers make their very own pop-up comic book.

An exhibition of original illustrations by PJ Lynch will continue at the Summerhouse from 11am to 5pm.

An exhibition of original illustrations by PJ Lynch will continue at the Summerhouse from 11am to 5pm.

Transform your old books into beautiful decorations at the great book makeover or make an appointment with the Children's Books Ireland book doctors.

Transform your old books into beautiful decorations at the great book makeover or make an appointment with the Children's Books Ireland book doctors.

Adventures in exploration: A Case Study in association with Waterford Youth Arts & Waterford City and County Library Services

Adventures in exploration: A Case Study in association with Waterford Youth Arts & Waterford City and County Library Services

The festival is always full of crazy characters, story tellers, mischief makers, musicians and artists, be sure to keep an eye out for them, it would be a shame to miss the adventures. 

The festival is always full of crazy characters, story tellers, mischief makers, musicians and artists, be sure to keep an eye out for them, it would be a shame to miss the adventures. 

We know that all the excitement and adventuring can make you very hungry so be sure to stop and enjoy something yummy at our food stalls. Picnics are always welcome and a good addition to the day if you want to skip any pesky queues

We know that all the excitement and adventuring can make you very hungry so be sure to stop and enjoy something yummy at our food stalls. Picnics are always welcome and a good addition to the day if you want to skip any pesky queues

The most intimate event of the festival! Only 6 people at a time enter in to the front porch of the castle, and with views of the magnificent chandelier in the front hall enjoy readings throughout the day given by a random selection of festival artists & festival team members.

The most intimate event of the festival! Only 6 people at a time enter in to the front porch of the castle, and with views of the magnificent chandelier in the front hall enjoy readings throughout the day given by a random selection of festival artists & festival team members.