His Excellency, President of Ireland, Michael D.Higgins

His Excellency,
President of Ireland,
Michael D.Higgins

Honorary President

Brian Munn

Brian Munn

Artistic Director

RTE drama producer, actor

Dr Julie Anne Stevens

Dr Julie Anne Stevens

Research Lecturer in English Literature, St. Patricks College, Drumcondra, Dublin

Richie Farrell

Richie Farrell

Children’s Educational Director

Head Librarian at Roscommon County Council Library Services

Dr Teresa O’Donnell

Dr Teresa O’Donnell

Musical Director

Harpist, singer and lecturer

Graduated with an Honours Degree in Music and Irish, Trinity College Dublin, and a Masters in Performance and Musicology

Dr John Scally

Dr John Scally

Adult Educational Director

Lecturer in Ecclesiastical History, School of Religions and Theology, Trinity College Dublin

Kevin Finnerty B.A

Kevin Finnerty B.A

Founder and Executive Director of the Percy French Festival

Company Director; Update Heating Ltd, Dublin & Castlecoote House

Sile O'Connor, B.A.L.B.

Sile O'Connor, B.A.L.B.

National Frobel Foundation


Early Booking Special Offer

Each whole day €50. Students €10

  • Three / Four Lectures
  • Afternoon Recital
  • Tea / Coffee / Homemade Cakes

Tickets to the talks taking place in the theatre room in Castlecoote House must be booked in advance, seating is strictly limited per event and we expect these to be fully booked well in advance so please book early to avoid disappointment

Ticket Office:

  • +353 (0)90 666 3794

Don’t miss out, Festival tickets sell out quickly!

We are very sorry to say that we can’t do refunds as they play havoc with the ticketing system. If you can’t make it, we’d rather you gave your tickets to a friend who can.

The 15th Percy French Festival

French Awakenings

19th, 20th, 21st July 2023

At Castlecoote House

Honorary President of the Festival, the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins.

Informed Social & Cultural Discussion of Ireland Today.

Update Heating logo

The Percy French Festival 2023 acknowledges the major support of Excel Industries, Dublin; Whyte’s; CastleAcre; C&F Quadrant Ltd; Davies Group; Hidden Ireland.

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