IRELAND'S EDGE is a multidisciplinary creative event series that hails from Dingle, Co Kerry, on the southwest coast of Ireland. Dingle is about as far west as you can go in Europe, but we don't think of the edge as being peripheral. Instead, it's a place from which we can ask different questions, find new perspectives, experiment and innovate.
At IRELAND'S EDGE we believe the best version of our future will only be realised by fruitful collaborations and collisions between the arts, technology, innovation, storytelling and human experience. We regard it as imperative that culture be given a central role as we try to plan creatively and effectively for the future.
We bring all this to life in a direct, experiential form, bringing seemingly disparate and diverse voices together to discuss culture, power, representation and more.
Featuring conversations and performances from our live events, as well as special bonus content, Ireland's Edge - The Podcast hears from a kaleidoscopic range of voices, all at the cutting edge of what they do. Tune in for mind-expanding discussions on transhumanism, the Irish language, space exploration, economics, the hidden history of the banjo, Taylor Swift and chaos theory - and almost everything in between!
What is the price of holding power to account?
Carole Cadwalladr won the Orwell prize for her investigation of the shadowy role of data and donors in the 2016 Brexit Referendum. Her reporting on the damaging influence of big tech and big money in our democracies has won her admirers and enemies all around the world. Since her last appearance at Ireland’s Edge in 2019 she has fought a landmark libel case against Brexit donor Aaron Banks, and has played a key role in founding a new public service journalism group, The Citizens. In front of a live audience at Ireland’s Edge she joined Muireann Kelliher to discuss the personal and the political.