Eileen O’Toole

Event Manager

Born in Wicklow. Immigrated to Toronto. Returned to Ireland in 1999. Took advice from a stranger and landed in Drumshanbo summer of 2000.

One of the original organisers of the first Written Word Weekend’s 2009-11.Sound effects performer for RTE Junior Star- Jay Ryan (Living with a Fairy and the Musicians of Brementown).

Singer/songwriter/stand-up/storyteller/sound therapist. Philosopher of the unsaved and not so brave.

Conor McManus

Event Manager

Conor Mc Manus is a writer of short stories, memoir and poetry. He has had work published in; Southword, The Moth, Crannog, Stinging fly, Force Ten. He has read on RTE radio, and in the U.K. as part of and artist exchange programme. Has had his story; ‘Tea Break’ read by a troupe of actors in  public performance at the Glens Centre Manorhamilton. He has been short listed for the Fish short story competition on two occasions and won a bursary to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. He published a chapbook in 2020 with a bursary from Roscommon County Council. He is author of DRUMSHANBO, a collection of twenty five short stories narrated in a boys voice. He is presently working on a novel.

Caitriona McManus

Festival Treasurer

Our Treasurer is a native of Drumshanbo and has volunteered in this capacity for various groups previously. We are delighted to have her on board to keep the paperwork in order.

Contact our Event Manager
+353 (0)87 0976994

Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim, Ireland


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