Ardagh Fright Fest 2016

Gothic novels, short stories and even poetry with a gothic mood are all the literary rage at the moment.

Those inexhaustible artistic animators of the Ardagh Arts Centre have assembled a fascinating programme of gothic readings and workshops in the techniques of gothic writing for almost all age groups.

Come along to that haven of tranquillity and creativity that is the Ardagh Creativity Centre and sample a welcome that is anything but gothic or threatening.

Relax and enjoy a reading in the picturesque setting of one of Irelands multi award winning villages and acquire the skills of gothic writing at one of the creative writing workshops.

This is a rare and seasonal opportunity and is one that you overlook at the expense of your eternal souls!!!!! As you can see I’m no Mary Shelley that’s why I’ll be at the Ardagh Fright Festival 2016 Literary Events.

Bookings can be made online or by contacting us at or 0863027602

Full details of all events including lots more for adults, children and families can be found on

ardagh fright fest 2016

Wednesday 2nd November

A Gothic Evening
7pm Readings and discussion
of classic gothic literature including Frankenstein, Dracula and more
Age 14+ to adult €6pp

Thursday 3rd November

Hour of the Witch
7pm. Enjoy a relaxed evening with local author Lorne Patterson including readings from his latest book Hour of the Witch.
Adults €6 per person.

Friday 4th November

Finding the fantastic in your fiction
3pm Award-winning YA author Ruth Frances Long joins us for a writing workshop for teens Age 12+ €15 per person.
Booking essential.

Adult writing workshop
7pm Joe Murphy returns due to popular demand to share gothic writing secrets
Adults €15 per person. Booking essential.

Saturday 5th November

Author Panel
Ruth Frances Long, Joe Murphy and Lorne Patterson answer your questions about their books and what they love about writing.