Doolin Writer’s Weekend launches website

Doolin Writer’s Weekend launches website


The Doolin Writer’s Weekend, which will take place next February, has launched its own website.

The website is now live complete with full details of the fifth annual event which is planned for February 3rd to 5th 2017.

The line-up includes Mike McCormack, Sara Baume, Alan McMonagle, Rita-Ann Higgins, Julian Gough and many more.

The deadline for our short story, poetry and flash fiction competition is the January 13th 2017.

This year for the first time, Doolin Writer’s Weekend has partnered with the University of Limerick Creative Writing Programme.

The Doolin Writer’s Weekend team is also very grateful to the Arts Council Ireland for providing support.



Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.