The fourteenth annual Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing is set to take place in the picturesque heritage town from June 16th to 19th.
Reporter with the 'Irish Times' and author Peter Murtagh is set to take to the stage on Friday, June 17th at 8pm at The Courthhouse Theatre.
Peter has held a number of senior positions in 'The Irish Times' over many years, as well as in 'The Guardian' in London. He is very well travelled and has written from many places in Europe as well as Asia, Central America and South Africa.
In 2011 he wrote, with his daughter Natasha, a book about their journey together on Camino de Santiago.
The festival will open with a film screening with a racing theme on the evening of Thursday, June 16th when Italian film 'Palio' will be screened at Lismore Heritage Centre.
Other guests on the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing programme this year include Kim Phuc best known as the nine-year-old child depicted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken during the Vietnam War on June 8th in1972.
One of the BBC's most distinguished correspondents and award-winning broadcaster and author Fergal Keane is also a keynote speaker for the 2016 festival.
Best selling author and award winning historical consultant Turtle Bunbury will host the festivals 'Literary Breakfast' at Lismore House Hotel this year on Sunday, June 19th at 8.30am. Family Fun Sunday will take place at the Millennium Park where music and entertainment will be on offer with the Lismore Farmers Market on the castle avenue.
Taking the festival to a close on Sunday evening at 7.30pm author Jim O'Malley will take to the stage at the Blackwater School hall in Lismore at the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing.
For full details of the festival schedule and for tickets see http://www.lismoreimmrama.com or call (058) 53803.