Desert Island Books - Lime Tree Theatre

Desert Island Books

Presented by Limerick Literary Festival

with Niall MacMonagle and Kay Sheehy 

Join two well known national figures in the Irish arts community for a lively discussion from 1pm on Sunday, 26th at Belltable, Niall MacMonagle, teacher, critic and journalist and Kay Sheehy, Producer and Reporter for RTE 1.

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Niall MacMonagle is a teacher, critic and journalist has edited several anthologies including; the Leaving Certificate textbook Poetry Now, TEXT: A Transition Year English Reader, the Lifelines anthologies and Windharp: Poems of Ireland since 1916. He writes a weekly art column for the Sunday Independent and was awarded a Doctorate of Letters, honoris causa, by UCD, for services to Literature. 


Kay Sheehy is editor of the RTÉ Radio 1’s arts and culture show, Arena which is presented by Sean Rocks. She also reports on arts events, is an entertainment reviewer for the Brendan O’Connor show and occasionally steps into the presenter role on Arena. She has worked in RTE since the mid 1990s, working as producer on Today with Pat Kenny, Tonight with Vincent Browne and Saturday with Claire Byrne. Kay was the Co-Ordinator of RTE’s 1916/2016 centenary commemoration. Along with her love of the arts, Kay enjoys all sports, particularly Limerick hurling.



  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • On street parking.

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