Raftery Returns Literary Arts Festival was one of five projects selected as a Literary Tourism project for the West of Ireland. Spot Lit is a Europe-wide promoter of literary tourism – it has been possible for us to, symbolically, return Raftery to his birthplace in Cill Aodáin, Kiltimagh and to present a really interesting and exciting programme. In addition we are grateful to Kiltimagh Tourism Association for continued support. We are delighted to have been able to establish relations with other participants in the SpotLit literary tourism programme, such as Cáirde Sligo Arts Festival, Tertulia bookshop in Westport, Artisan House Letterfrack and Kiltartan Museum and Thoor Ballylee in County Galway.
We look forward to welcoming lots of visitors to the festival. It’s a fresh start to be continued.