The 2022 Heinrich Böll Memorial Weekend tooks from Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May. Scroll down for details.

Tickets may be purchased online for the full weekend or for individual events: Event Details & Online Ticket Links.


Friday 29th April – Opening Night
St. Thomas’ Hall, Dugort. From 7.30pm

Reception introduction exhibition by Samir Mahmood.
Inaugural Mary Lavelle-Burke Bursary Award.
Introduction remarks from Dr John Mulloy
Official opening by Ambassador Cord Meier-Klodt, German Ambassador to Ireland.
Readings: Hugo Hamilton / Mithu Sanyal.


Saturday 30th April – Dooagh Bog Road Walk
Meet at Dooagh Beach car park. 10.00am

Guided Walk in Landscape with Eoin Halpin.

Followed by lunch at Pure Magic.

Saturday 30th April – Heinrich Böll Cottage Open
The Heinrich Böll Cottage in Dugort will be open from 2pm to 6pm.

Saturday 30th April – Writers Seminar with Hugo Hamilton
2pm – 6pm, St. Thomas᾽ Hall, Dugort.
Readings: Iggy Mc Govern. Making Waves / Talk by Professor Kerstin Mey
Poetry Readings: Kerry Hardie / John F Deane

Saturday 30th April – Readings
8pm – 9pm, St. Thomas’ Hall, Dugort.
Readings by Claire Keegan and Mithu Sanyal.
Music from Laoise Kelly.
Presentations: Student Essay prize, presented by Ambassador Cord Meier-Klodt.
From 9pm: Laurels for the Laureates – Nobel 50 Years. Readings from Yeats / Beckett / Heaney/ Shaw / Böll. Jack Harte / Marianne Fahy / Ultan de Burca


Sunday 1st May – The Colony Tour Guided Walk
10am, meet at Strand Hotel car park.
Guided historial tour of ‘The Colony’, Dugort, with writer Kevin Toolis.

Lunch at The Valley House, Valley. 1pm.

Sunday 1st May – 30 Years Residency Böll Cottage – Readings / talks.
The Valley House, Valley. 2pm.
Iggy McGovern / Claire Keegan / John F. Deane / Iggy McGovern / Kerry Hardie / Jack Harte.
Poems by Heinrich Böll. Translated Michael Augustin / Sujata Bhatt.
(from 3.30pm): Readings Achill Writers Groups – Music Laoise Kelly/ Diarmuid Gielty


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