The Trim Swift Festival is less than a month away. Indeed the Stand Up Row has already started. Last night teams from some Trim pubs took part in a first round match. This competition was devised and very successfully implemented last year by Boyne Writers and Trim Festival Committee member Paddy Smith. Each team member is given a topic and must speak for one minute in favour and then speak for one minute against the topic. Great fun!
This year's festival chief attraction is probably UK comic Rory Bremner who will be performing at the round table discussion on Friday night 1 July. He will be joined by, George Hook, John Waters, Minister Leo Varadkar, Minister Pat Rabbitte, Deputy Dara Calleary, Terry Prone, Noel Whelan, Brendan Keenan and more.
The Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society’s Annual Conference will be held in association with the Trim Swift Festival and there is a full programme of lectures many of which have a Swift theme.
And then there's the Battle of the Books but that's another story!