Munster Literature Centre
Ionad Litríochta an Deisceart

About Us

Frank O'Connor House

Founded in 1993, the Munster Literature Centre (Ionad Litríochta an Deiscirt) is a non-profit arts organisation dedicated to the promotion and celebration of literature, especially that of Munster. To this end, we organise festivals, workshops, competitions, and fellowships. Our publishing arm, Southword Editions, publishes Southword, an English-language biannual literary journal, Aneas, an Irish-language yearly literary journal, as well as poetry chapbooks, anthologies and translations. We actively seek to support new and emerging writers and are assisted in our efforts through funding from Cork City Council and the Arts Council of Ireland. Originally located in Sullivan’s Quay, the centre moved to its current premises in Frank O’Connor House (the author’s birthplace) at 84 Douglas Street, in 2003. We produce two festivals each year, The Cork International Poetry Festival in the spring and The Cork International Short Story Festival in the autumn.