Immrama has been dedicated to the art of Travel Writing, Good Music, and Fine Entertainment since its inception. The word ‘Immram’ derives from the Old Irish im ram meaning ‘rowing about’. In Ireland, there is a long tradition of making journeys and of the ensuing descriptions.
The Focus of the festival is on travel writing and literature. The programme includes literary presentations by major national and international travel writers and bilingual workshops and is packed with a variety of fringe events, including an International visual arts exhibition at Lismore Castle Arts, exhibition and events at Lismore Library.