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Eileen O'Connor, Mary Coll and Sheila Deegan at the launch of the festival at O'Mahonys Bookstore.<br />
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A star-studded line up of participants has been confirmed for the 2015 Limerick Literary Festival, held annually in honour of Limerick-born novelist and playwright Kate O’Brien.<br />
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Taking place from February 20th to February 22nd, this year's festival features author visits, readings, lectures and panel discussions at 69 O’Connell St (formerly The Belltable) and The Lime Tree Theatre at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick City.<br />
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Festival organisers today unveiled a programme that features Edna O’Brien, novelist, memoirist, playwright, poet, short story writer and author of ‘The Country Girls’, as well as Man Booker Prize nominee Niall Williams, Poet, novelist, short-story writer and essayist Mary O'Donnell, poet John Montague, novelist Audrey Magee, and UL Frank McCourt Chair in Creative Writing Joseph O’Connor. <br />
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Images by Sean Curtin Photo.