Read DL Festival 2023

Welcome to the Read DL Online Festival. We are very excited to see you. Over the next three days, we will have a collection of activities that everyone can get involved in. It doesn’t matter if you are in class, learning from home, or apart of the community; just pop online and enjoy!

Make sure to use the hashtag #ReadDL2023 so we can see how you are celebrating with us.

Tuesday 28 March

To kick off our #ReadDL2023 celebrations, we have the wonderful Aoife Gallagher teaching us about how to capture the magic of The Lost Girl King. It’s an art workshop not to be missed!

Aoife Gallagher, our Read DL 2023 Artist

Wednesday 29 March

Our Read DL 2023 writer in residence, Grainne Mc Cool is facilitating a special online writer’s workshop inspired by The Lost Girl King. An absolutely perfect lesson for those who love words!

Grainne Mc Cool, our Read DL 2023 Writer

Thursday 30 March

It’s the big finale! Live and online, watch an unmissable closing ceremony celebration. Featuring highlights of #ReadDL2023, a Q&A with two of our resident creatives, Aoife and Grainne, and a very special musical performance from students of Errigal College.

Writing Competition Winners


First Place – Alex McAuley Tonge

Second Place – Alana Callaghan

Third Place – Ciara Lynch


First Place – Aisling Doherty

Second Place – Christopher McGrory

Third Place – Jessica Robb


First Place – Marzia Busoni

Second Place – Louise Flangan

Third Place – Marzia Busoni