Dublin Festival of History 2017

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Dublin Festival of History 2017The fifth annual Dublin Festival of History will take place from 29th September to 14th October in Dublin Castle and various venues across the city.  With over 90 free history events, this year's programme is the biggest and best yet! This specialist festival features Irish and international historians speaking on a myriad of historical topics as part of a jam-packed programme including lectures and discussions, film, exhibitions and walks. This year's speakers include Chris Patten, Janina Ramirez, Ian Kershaw and Robert Service. And this year the Festival takes over Richmond Barracks on 7th October for a history day for children; expect re-enactors, dressing-up, pop-up talks, craft, storytelling and lots to capture the interest of the young history lover.

View the full programme at dublinfestivalofhistory.ie | Library-based Events

Download the Dublin Festival of History programme (PDF, 6.32MB)

If you have an interest in history you can’t miss this Festival which has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling historians from around the globe and remember, all events are free!

The Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council and is organised by Dublin City Public Libraries.


Could you please let me know when and where Chris Patten will be giving his lecture?

Chris Patten's lecture is on Saturday 30th September at 7pm at The Printworks at Dublin Castle, see http://dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/portfolio/chris-patten-first-confessio...

Hi, the dublinfestivalofhistory.ie website appears to be down/infested with malware. is the full progamme available somewhere else?

Sorry you are having trouble accessing http://dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/  I have tested the site on different browsers, devices and networks and can access the site ok. I have uploaded a PDF of the programme so you can access it here too. I hope you enjoy the festival
Kind regards,

Hi Gillian, thanks for checking that out for me and for uploading the PDF. The site is actually working fine for me on my phone but not on my laptop so it may be an issue with my anti-virus rather than the site itself.



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