Swift 2013

Celebrating the life, works & legacy of Jonathan Swift; July 4th – July 7th 2013

Each year, the Swift Festival brings together distinguished guests from the arts, politics, the media and comedy to celebrate satire in honour of Jonathan Swift.

Swift was appointed vicar in Laracor, just out the road from Trim, in 1700. The author of such famous satires as Gulliver’s Travels, A Tale Of A Tub and A Modest Proposal, had many firm friends in the town of Trim itself.

Conference delegates are invited to syat on in Trim and enjoy the launch of the Sixth Swift Satire Festival. Opening FREE events on on Thursday July 4th include:

Official launch of Swift Satire Festival: Thursday 4th July

The Swift Satire Festival Launch

Start: 8pm Thursday July 4th

Come along to Trim Castle Hotel for the launch of the 2013 Swift Satire Festival. Admission is free, wine and canapés will be served and the launch will be followed by the first event of this year’s festival, the perennial staple of The Battle of the Books.

Venue: Trim Castle Hotel

Admission: Free

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