Banter is a well-travelled series of public talks, chats and conversations, which has been running since July 2009. Over 300 guests have chewed the fat during this time on everything from politics, books, technology and farming to campaigning, sports, craft beers and David Bowie at events up and down the country and overseas. The Banter series is produced and hosted by Irish Times' writer Jim Carroll.

The Banter Salon takes place at the Cottage in the Craft Village, Derry/Londonderry.