A Garden Visit in Kiltumper with Niall Williams and Christine Breen
In Celebration of National Gardening Day (April 14 2022) we venture to Kiltumper, for an intimate tour and talk in the beloved garden of writers Niall Williams and Christine Breen.
Thirty-four years ago, Niall Williams and Christine Breen made the impulsive decision to leave their lives in New York City and move to Christine’s ancestral home in the town of Kiltumper in rural Ireland. In 2019, with Christine in the final stages of recovery from cancer and the land itself threatened by the arrival of turbines just one farm over, they decided to document a year of living in their garden and in their small corner of a rapidly changing world. This is the story of a garden in all its many splendours, and a couple who have made their life observing its wonders.
“A meditation on life, love and the importance of nature.” – Irish Times
Christine Breen is an artist, homeopath, gardener, and mother of two children. Her writing includes: Her Name is Rose, The Accident, and four, bestselling non-fiction books on country living in County Clare.
Niall Williams is the author of nine novels, including the international bestseller, Four Letters of Love, as well as the Booker-Longlisted History of the Rain, and his most recent novel, nominated for the Irish Book Awards and the Walter Scott prize, This is Happiness.
Niall and Chris will give visitors a guided tour of the garden, with readings from the book and a Q&A with the audience.
Time: 11.00am (70 mins) & 1.00pm (70 mins)