Hay Festival Kells, in County Meath, returns for a third edition, from 25 to 28 June 2015.

Hay Festival Kells 2015 had a fabulous line-up including screenwriter Lynda La Plante, YA novelist Derek Landy, poet Paul Durcan, Booker-Prize winning Roddy Doyle and best-selling novelist Marian Keyes.

Further headliners at this year's festival included Booker-Prize winners Anne Enright and Ben Okri, the musician and innovator Brian Eno.

RTE's Arena have podcasts from Hay Festival Kells available - enjoy!

Preview in The Telegraph

Online Culture Editor at The Telegraph on Hay Festival Kells

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Hay Festival Kells

The Hay Festival team produces fifteen festivals every year across Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. The original festival in Wales runs over eleven days in the Whitsun half-term holiday with a vibrant mash of literature, world music, politics, comedy and film.

  • Roddy Doyle at Hay Festival Kells 2015

    Roddy Doyle

    The dearly treasured Booker Prize-winning novelist, screenwriter and dramatist discusses his work. His books include The Barrytown Trilogy, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, Oh Play That Thing, The Woman Who Walked Into Doors and Two Pints.

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  • Marian Keyes at Hay Festival 2015

    Marian Keyes

    Keyes comes to Kells to share her stunning new novel The Woman Who Stole My Life, about losing the life you had and finding a better one. Her internationally bestselling novels include Rachel’s Holiday, Last Chance Saloon and Sushi for Beginners.

    Book tickets...

  • Alex Valentine

    Kells Type Trail

    2015 is the sixth year of the Kells Type Trail, which will see the word ‘imagine’ appearing in 20 locations around the town. The Type Trail is a celebration of lettering as a modern art form. Follow the Type Trail throughout the town of Kells, to see different variations of this year's chosen word interpreted in a variety of art forms by artists and local community groups.

  • Comedy at Kells


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