OPENING EVENTS - Friday 28th April (Sold Out)

The Towers and Tales grand opening night is an event not to be missed. Michael Morpurgo & PJ Lynch will discuss their careers, achievements and, most importantly, the stories they have created. Chaired by Elaina Ryan.

The Towers and Tales grand opening night is an event not to be missed. Michael Morpurgo & PJ Lynch will discuss their careers, achievements and, most importantly, the stories they have created. Chaired by Elaina Ryan.

Pilgrims, Princesses & Beardy Old Men, an exhibition of original artworks by PJ Lynch will be launched at the Summerhouse Café.

Pilgrims, Princesses & Beardy Old Men, an exhibition of original artworks by PJ Lynch will be launched at the Summerhouse Café.

FESTIVAL EVENTS - Saturday 29th April

Towers and Tales ticketed events are almost completely sold out. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the final few remaining tickets for Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghans event "We Come Apart". If you haven't been able to secure a place at one of our ticketed events don't worry we have loads of free/drop in events for the whole family to enjoy in Lismore Castles Courtyard. Click on the festival hub tab above for more information and we look forward to seeing you there.

The hugely popular Book Babies returns this year with award-winning illustrator and animator Yasmeen Ismail. 

The hugely popular Book Babies returns this year with award-winning illustrator and animator Yasmeen Ismail. 

A wonderful opportunity to participate in an illustration workshop using charcoal and chalk with PJ Lynch.

A wonderful opportunity to participate in an illustration workshop using charcoal and chalk with PJ Lynch.

In this illustration workshop Niamh Sharkey helps you to create your own funky characters.

In this illustration workshop Niamh Sharkey helps you to create your own funky characters.

Meet Lauren Child as she talks about her much-loved characters including Charlie & Lola, Clarice Bean and Huber Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent. 

Meet Lauren Child as she talks about her much-loved characters including Charlie & Lola, Clarice Bean and Huber Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent. 

Fun interactive music workshop in association with Poetry Ireland. Little ones will be introduced to lullabies featured in All Through the Night, Poetry Ireland's recent anthology of night poems and lullabies, edited by Marie Heaney.

Fun interactive music workshop in association with Poetry Ireland. Little ones will be introduced to lullabies featured in All Through the Night, Poetry Ireland's recent anthology of night poems and lullabies, edited by Marie Heaney.

Yasmeen Ismail gives an exclusive reading of her new lift-the-flap book Kiki and Bobo's Sunny Day. There will be activities too!

Yasmeen Ismail gives an exclusive reading of her new lift-the-flap book Kiki and Bobo's Sunny Day. There will be activities too!

Following their collaboration on young adult verse novel We Come Apart, Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan will encourage participants to be creative and express themselves through verse, rhythm and rhyme.

Following their collaboration on young adult verse novel We Come Apart, Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan will encourage participants to be creative and express themselves through verse, rhythm and rhyme.

Fun interactive music workshop for 3 yrs+ in association with Poetry Ireland. Little ones will be introduced to lullabies featured in All Through the Night, Poetry Ireland's recent anthology of night poems and lullabies, edited by Marie Heaney.

Fun interactive music workshop for 3 yrs+ in association with Poetry Ireland. Little ones will be introduced to lullabies featured in All Through the Night, Poetry Ireland's recent anthology of night poems and lullabies, edited by Marie Heaney.

A special opportunity to join Michael Morpurgo as he speaks about Listen to the Moon, his novel inspired by the sinking of the Lusitania

A special opportunity to join Michael Morpurgo as he speaks about Listen to the Moon, his novel inspired by the sinking of the Lusitania

Stretch those legs and have a stroll and a sketch with the Illustrators Ireland gang in some of the most secret areas of the castle grounds.

Stretch those legs and have a stroll and a sketch with the Illustrators Ireland gang in some of the most secret areas of the castle grounds.

Who dares to enter Lismore Castle’s dark and eerie dungeon? The Dungeon Doodle is returning to Towers and Tales by popular demand.

Who dares to enter Lismore Castle’s dark and eerie dungeon? The Dungeon Doodle is returning to Towers and Tales by popular demand.

Don't look now, but the multi-talented author and illustrator Lauren Child will be appearing at Towers and Tales Festival to crack the code on her inspiration for super-cool teen spy Ruby Redfort

Don't look now, but the multi-talented author and illustrator Lauren Child will be appearing at Towers and Tales Festival to crack the code on her inspiration for super-cool teen spy Ruby Redfort

Do you have a Favourite Poem? If so, here’s your chance to share it! Children are invited to the poetry tent, for a chance to read their favourite poem on stage alongside poet and musician Tony Curtis.

Do you have a Favourite Poem? If so, here’s your chance to share it! Children are invited to the poetry tent, for a chance to read their favourite poem on stage alongside poet and musician Tony Curtis.

Laureate na nÓg and illustrator PJ Lynch joins his co-creator and one of Ireland’s best-loved radio and television broadcasters, Ryan Tubridy, to discuss their picturebook collaboration, Patrick and the President.

Laureate na nÓg and illustrator PJ Lynch joins his co-creator and one of Ireland’s best-loved radio and television broadcasters, Ryan Tubridy, to discuss their picturebook collaboration, Patrick and the President.

All you need is your teddy and your imagination for what is sure to be the festival’s most popular doodle event.

All you need is your teddy and your imagination for what is sure to be the festival’s most popular doodle event.

Stretch those legs and have a stroll and a sketch with the Illustrators Ireland gang in some of the most secret areas of the castle grounds.

Stretch those legs and have a stroll and a sketch with the Illustrators Ireland gang in some of the most secret areas of the castle grounds.

Who dares to enter Lismore Castle’s dark and eerie dungeon? The Dungeon Doodle is returning to Towers and Tales by popular demand.

Who dares to enter Lismore Castle’s dark and eerie dungeon? The Dungeon Doodle is returning to Towers and Tales by popular demand.

Do you think you could write a novel over WhatsApp? YA stars Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan did just that. Come and hear about the origins of their collaborative verse novel, We Come Apart.

Do you think you could write a novel over WhatsApp? YA stars Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan did just that. Come and hear about the origins of their collaborative verse novel, We Come Apart.