While a number of festivals and events are being cancelled due to Covid-19, the Wild Atlantic Words literary festival WILL go ahead in Castlebar next month.

The event takes place from October 5th to 10th, including book launches, short story competitions, poetry and new writing, and panel discussions on all things literary.

Journalist and writer Tommie Gorman, psychologist and author Maureen Gaffney and Mayo solicitor Pat O'Connor are among the guests on this year's programme.

A new Festival Dome at Bridge Lane in Castlebar will allow for large numbers to attend the events.

Kevin Swift, a member of the organising committee of Wild Atlantic Words, has been giving more details to Paula Donnellan.

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