Hay Festival Kells, County Meath, returned for a second edition, 2–6 July 2014.
Following a hugely successful and award-winning inaugural event last summer, the Hay Festival Kells came back with an even bigger and more ambitious programme.
Festival highlights for 2014 included Jung Chang, author of Wild Swans, Louis de Bernières, author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, poet Rosita Boland, and Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, co-authors of the Pulitzer Prize nominated The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama Bin Laden.
Young audiences enjoyed writers Darren Shan and Judi Curtin and the animated film Moon Man. And there were many other fantastic events including playwright Deirdre Kinahan, sportsman Sean Boylan, Professor David Reynolds on WWI, and Senator Susan O'Keeffe.