Sunday, July 26, 2009
At the West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry
I had a really great time at the West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry. Above is a shot I took of a typical enthusiastic attendee of the festival.
Many thanks to all of you who travelled down for my events.
It was an honour and a pleasure to be interviewed by my old friend Robert Dunbar, who confided with us afterwards, over dinner, the very exciting news that he was about to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Trinity College Dublin for his enormous contribution to children's books in Ireland over many years.
Many congratulations Robert.
It was lovely to hang out in beautiful West Cork for a couple of days with other friends, such as Niam Sharkey, Sarah Webb and Martina Devlin. I am very much looking forward to getting to work on an unusual kind of portrait that Martina has asked me to do.
Thanks again to all of the festival organisers, particularly Sinead Collins and Ian McDonagh for making it such an enjoyable experience.