Programme 2018

** ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT  – The Valley Hotel, Main St, Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone BT75 0PW **



Supported by Mid Ulster District Council


Monday 6 August

7.00 pm – Exhibition of young Artwork and Creative WritingFREE admission. Tea/Coffee and biscuits available.

8.00 pm – ‘The Language of Carleton Country” – A talk by Seamas Mac Annaidh

Seamas Mac Annaidh



Tuesday 7 August

Full day admittance: £15.00

[Morning only: £10.00]

10:00 am – Tea & Coffee

10.30 am – ‘Poems from the Century 1918-2018’ – Belturbet poet PJ Kennedy reads from his work

11.00 am – ‘Phil Purcel the Pig Driver’ – a dramatised reading of Willian Carleton’s short story presented by the Carleton Players

11.45 am –  ‘William Carleton and the Gothic novel’ – Dr Eamon Hughes Q.U.B. delivers the keynote address

Dr Eamonn Hughes


Lunch available 1.00 pm -2.30 pm at £10.00


[Afternoon only: £10.00]

2.30 pm – ‘The Place Names of Carleton Country’– A talk by Dr Kay Muhr, eminent place name scholar

Dr Kay Muhr

3.30 pm – 4.00 pm Tea/Coffee

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm – ‘Where are we now?’ – A talk by Ben Lowry, Deputy Editor of the Belfast News Letter

Ben Lowry



Wednesday 8 August
10.00 am – A Literary Tour of South Tyrone’ led by Jack Johnston and Pat Montague

The coach trip includes visits to sites associated with William Carleton, Ben Kiely, John Montague, Rose Kavanagh, Archbishop John Hughes and Robert Bratton
£10.00 for adults, under 16’s £5.00

Coach leaves the carpark of The Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown at 10.00 a.m.

** Lunch at Kelly’s Inn not included in price. **