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  • Paula Leyden

    Paula Leyden

    The author of The Butterfly Heart and The Sleeping Baobab Tree tells stories to fascinate and entertain.

    Kells 2014, Friday 4 July 2014, 1pm - Iona Hallaudio available

  • Gillian Clarke

    Gillian Clarke

    The National Poet of Wales celebrates Dylan Thomas’s centenary with readings and discusses both how the poet influenced her life and his importance to poetry in the English language everywhere.

    Kells 2014, Friday 4 July 2014, 2.30pm - Iona Hallaudio available

  • Anne-Marie Casey

    Anne-Marie Casey

    Anne-Marie Casey was a TV and film producer in the UK before becoming a full-time writer in 2000. She has written numerous scripts for TV and film; her adaptation of Little Women for the Gate Theatre in Dublin was a huge success, and her first novel An Englishwoman in New York was published in 2013 in the US and UK to critical acclaim, and was an Irish bestseller. She talks to Lisa Dwan.

    Kells 2014, Friday 4 July 2014, 4pm - Iona Hallaudio available

  • Andy Fryers, Kate Flood, Jon O'Sullivan, Brian Donovan and Dan Courtney

    The Eirgrid Debate

    Andy Fryers, Kate Flood, Jon O'Sullivan, Brian Donovan and Dan Courtney
    What’s been happening in the environmental world during festival week? We pick through the best and worst, sort the bizarre from the banal and generally sift the global media. Our panel of festival guests discuss with Hay Festival's Sustainability Director, Andy Fryers.

    Kells 2014, Friday 4 July 2014, 5.30pm - Iona Hallaudio available

  • The Extra Virgin Kitchen

    Cookery Demonstration

    The Extra Virgin Kitchen

    Susan Jane White is a specialist cook, food columnist with The Sunday Independent, former President of Oxford University’s Gastronomy Society, author of current bestselling cookbook The Extra Virgin Kitchen and a popular broadcaster on healthy eating. For a fraction of the price of a GP appointment, Susan Jane White will motivate you to embark on your own journey to glowing health on a diet free of wheat, sugar and dairy.

    Kells 2014, Saturday 5 July 2014, 12.30pm - Food Village – Boyne Valley Stageaudio available

  • How To Write a Book

    How To Write a Book

    Have you ever wanted to write a novel? How do you get it out of your head and onto the page? How do you handle structure, dialogue and plot? And once it’s written, what is the best way to get it published? These and more questions will be tackled in a new series in The Irish Times called ‘How To Write a Book’. Joining Sinead Gleeson of The Irish Times will be novelists from the festival programme.

    Kells 2014, Saturday 5 July 2014, 2pm - Iona Hallaudio available

  • Extreme Greens

    Cookery Demonstration

    Extreme Greens

    Sally McKenna’s new book Extreme Greens reveals the culinary, health and cosmetic wonders of seaweeds, one of our greatest natural resources. Sally will also give an insight into being one of Ireland’s most noted food writers and critics. She talks to Olivia Duff.

    Kells 2014, Saturday 5 July 2014, 2pm - Food Village – Boyne Valley Stageaudio available

  • Master It: How To Cook Today

    Cookery Demonstration

    Master It: How To Cook Today

    Master Chef Rory O’Connell is co-founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School and has twice won Ireland’s Chef of the Year award. Rory’s book Master It  was named one of The Guardian’s top 20 cookbooks and is winner of the André Simon Food Book Award.

    Kells 2014, Saturday 5 July 2014, 3.30pm - Food Village – Boyne Valley Stageaudio available

  • Jacek Dehnel

    Jacek Dehnel

    Jacek Dehnel is a poet, novelist, painter and translator. In 2005 he was one of the youngest ever winners of Poland’s Koscielski Prize for promising writers and was also awarded the prestigious Paszport Polityki prize. He talks to RTE's Zbyszek Zalinski.

    Kells 2014, Saturday 5 July 2014, 3.30pm - Iona Hallaudio available

  • Catriona Crowe

    Catriona Crowe

    Genealogist Catriona Crowe demonstrates how to use the 1901 and 1911 censuses to trace your ancestry.

    Kells 2014, Saturday 5 July 2014, 5pm - Iona Hallaudio available

  • The Perfect Coole Swan Afternoon Tea

    The Perfect Coole Swan Afternoon Tea

    You may thank Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, for the revolution that is ‘afternoon tea’ – back in the early nineteenth century she complained of feeling peckish, so the solution was a pot of tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon.

    Join Coole Swan and chef Shane Smith to explore some traditional and not-so-traditional Afternoon Tea treats. Presented by John Healy from RTÉ's The Restaurant.

    Kells 2014, Saturday 5 July 2014, 5pm - Food Village – Boyne Valley Stageaudio available

  • Wine & Cheese

    Wine & Cheese

    At this social event Kevin Sheridan of Sheridans Cheesemongers and Enrico Fantasia of Grape Circus present a selection of modern Irish cheeses and Old World wines. Tastings included.

    Kells 2014, Saturday 5 July 2014, 6.30pm - Food Village – Boyne Valley Stageaudio available

  • Louis de Bernières and Nerys Williams

    Louis de Bernières and Nerys Williams

    Louis de Bernières (Imagining Alexandria) and Nerys Williams (Sound Archive) read from their latest work. Louis will also read from some of his unpublished works.

    Kells 2014, Saturday 5 July 2014, 6.30pm - Iona Hallaudio available

  • Cook’n Good with Moya & Andy

    Cook’n Good with Moya & Andy

    An interactive and fun kids’ cookery session with the help of our friends at Causey Farm. Andy Bogie and Moya Ferry are Cook'n Good facilitators who have had real life food adventures that span many continents and countries!
    6+ years

    Kells 2014, Sunday 6 July 2014, 11am - Food Village – Boyne Valley Stageaudio available

  • Food Bloggers Forum

    Our Passion For Irish Food – Nutrition, Economics or Culture?

    Food Bloggers Forum

    Some of Ireland’s leading food bloggers discuss what drives their passion for food. A panel debate featuring Kristin Jensen (Edible Ireland), Imen McDonnell (Modern Farmette), Aoife McElwain (I Can Has Cook), Caitriona Redmond (Wholesome Ireland), and Lily Ramirez-Foran (A Mexican Cook). Chaired by Kevin Sheridan.

    Kells 2014, Sunday 6 July 2014, 12.30pm - Food Village – Boyne Valley Stageaudio available

  • Gerard Stembridge

    Gerard Stembridge

    The writer, director and co-creator with Dermot Morgan of satirical comedy radio programme Scrap Saturday, talks about his comic writing.

    Kells 2014, Sunday 6 July 2014, 2pm - Headfort Arms Hotel – Meath County Council Stageaudio available

  • Babette Cole

    Laugh Out Loud

    Babette Cole

    A side-splitting session with the swashbuckling children’s author and illustrator, creator of Princess Smartypants, Dr Dog, Mummy Laid an Egg and her latest book James Rabbit and the Giggleberries. Learn how to write and illustrate a children’s picture book and join the fun!

    Kells 2014, Sunday 6 July 2014, 2pm - Iona Hallaudio available

  • The Cake Café

    Cookery Demonstration

    The Cake Café

    Presented by Michell Darmody, owner of the famous Dublin 'Cake Café' and author of the Cake Café cook book.

    Kells 2014, Sunday 6 July 2014, 2pm - Food Village – Boyne Valley Stageaudio available

  • Nicola Pierce

    City of Fate

    Nicola Pierce

    Nicola Pierce is author of the bestselling Spirit of the Titanic. Her latest novel is City of Fate. Aimed at nine-year-olds and upwards, the novel is set during the battle of Stalingrad, when the Russians managed to hold off the forces of Nazi Germany against all odds. Nicola will discuss how she researched and wrote the book, using photographs to show how the most important battle of World War II was fought and won.

    9+ years

    Kells 2014, Sunday 6 July 2014, 3.30pm - Iona Hallaudio available

  • Benjamin Black

    Benjamin Black

    The creator of Quirke talks to Myles Dungan about his renewal of the Raymond Chandler franchise in his novel The Black Eyed Blonde.

    Kells 2014, Sunday 6 July 2014, 5pm - Headfort Arms Hotel – Meath County Council Stageaudio available

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