Banter is as proud as punch to be back at The Beatyard.

The line-up for Banter at The Beatyard continues to grow.

The long running series of public interviews and discussions will be in the Ferry Terminal on Saturday and Sunday afternoons with talks and conversations on everything from sport, politics and culture to fashion, music and activism.




1pm – A Mother Brings Her Son To Be Shot

A conversation with director Sinead O’Shea about paramilitary activity at a time of peace in Northern Ireland

2pm – Is local media really dying (and would anyone care)?

Curated by Dublin Inquirer. A discussion on the health of Ireland’s local and regional press. Who reads it? What role can local newspapers play in rebuilding trust with readers? How have changes in distribution and the rise of online affected them? Is greater consolidation the only way forward? Featuring David Burke (Editor, Tuam Herald), David Lynch (Editor, Dundalk Democrat) and Stephanie Costello (Centre for Critical Media Literacy, Dublin Institute of Technology) and hosted by Lois Kapila (Editor, Dublin Inquirer)

3pm – Irish feminism after Repeal

Curated by Jeanne Sutton. Where are we going to see the energy we saw during the campaign go? Featuring Sinéad Mercier, Maeve O’Brien and guests

4pm – Censor sensibility

A conversation with Subset, Cian O’Brien (Project Arts Centre) and Grace Dyas (playwright and activist) about art and censorship

5pm – You dancin’? You askin’? Kelly-Ann Byrne on the soundtrack of her life

6pm – A tour of Dublin Oldschool with director Dave Tynan.


1pm – Eating and drinking – Irish food culture in the company of With Relish podcasters Harry Colley and Aoife Allen

2pm – The high cost of fast fashion with Alacoque McAlpine (DIT)

3pm – Streetwear Supreme – the current state of the streetwear game with Grace Enemaku (Enemkau), Katriona Flynn (DIT), James Fagan (Coffee & Kicks) and Christine Denning (Nowhere)

4pm – The Second Captains’ story with Eoin McDevitt

5pm – The life and times of Orbital with Paul and Phil Hartnoll
Matress Mick at Banteryard 2016

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 17.03.32


George Clinton at Banteryard 2016