Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Great Gulliver Gathering

Scenes from the Great Gulliver Gathering, the reading of the whole of Gulliver's Travels in just over six minutes at the Swift Satire Festival.

All 302 pages of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels were read by over 100 people in the largest simultaneous reading event ever undertaken in Ireland.

Top: The scene beside the castle where registration took place. Sunshine, stalls, bouncing castle, the comedy tent - a glorious setting.

Below: Part of the crowd of readers near the Sheepgate just before the reading commenced.

The Festival continues when one of the highlights should be the inaugural Swift Lecture to be delivered by the President of Ireland. This takes place in the Great Hall at Trim Castle Hotel at 4pm on Sunday, 7 July.

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