FREE EVENTS & FESTIVAL ATMOSPHERE

The Festival Hub features a host of free events for all to enjoy. 

 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!

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

The terrific team from the Glucksman Gallery will be on-hand to help festival-goers make their very own pop-up comic 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 Doodle Wall! Everybody participates in this wonderful event!

Make your mark on our Doodle Wall! Everybody participates in this wonderful event!

 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.

 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.

 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.

 Catch Chris Haughton's incredible exhibition at the Summerhouse from 11am to 5pm. Winner of the CBI Book of the Year Award and Illustration Award 2017.

Catch Chris Haughton's incredible exhibition at the Summerhouse from 11am to 5pm. Winner of the CBI Book of the Year Award and Illustration Award 2017.

 Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a prescription for a new read? Then pop along to the CBI Book Doctors’ special Towers and Tales clinic! 

Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a prescription for a new read? Then pop along to the CBI Book Doctors’ special Towers and Tales clinic! 

 An avid lover of the craft of songwriting, her sound weaves lyrical stories together with experimental sounds. 

An avid lover of the craft of songwriting, her sound weaves lyrical stories together with experimental sounds.