Brought to you by Dublin City Libraries and axis Ballymun, this multi-platform project is a celebration and a recognition of the city libraries and throughout the pandemic, we re-discovered the power of literature, music, art and culture as sources of entertainment and wellbeing.
This year's Dublin Festival of History promises to engage and challenge history lovers with a diverse range of interesting talks. Topics on the programme include Ireland's sporting history, Stalin's personal library, Hillsborough, modern Middle East, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the raid on Entebbe airport and World War I and II. We have put together a book list as we are sure you will want to know more about these interesting areas after attending the talks. All books are available to borrow from our libraries and the pop up library at the Festival.Dublin Festival of History takes place all over Dublin city from 23 September to 8 October. Once again the Festival programme offers lectures, film, walking tours and exhibitions. History will be brought to people’s doorsteps via the city’s branch library network with a series of talks and workshops.Sport and Ireland: a history by Paul RouseBlood and Sand: Suez, Hungary and sixteen days of crisis that shook the world by Alex von TunzelmannYears of turbulence, the Irish Revolution and its aftermath. Diarmaid Ferriter, ed.1916 in 1966: Commemorating the Easter Rising by Margaret O'Callahan and Mary E. DalyThe Vanquished: Why the First World War failed to end by Robert GerwarthOperation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the raid on Entebbe Airport by Saul DavidThe Devils' Alliance: Hitler's pact with Stalin 1939-1941 by Roger MoorhouseThe Cultural Revolution 1962-1976 by Frank Dikotter And the sun shines now: how Hillsborough and the Premier League changed Britain by Adrian TempanyHillsborough: The Truth by Phil ScratonStalin's Wars, from World war to Cold War 1939-1953 by Geoffrey RobertsIreland: the autobiography: eyewitness accounts of Irish life since 1916 by John BowmanSomme: Into the Breach by Hugh Sebag-MontefioreArthur Griffith: a life by Owen McGeeDublin since 1922: Diary of Ireland’s capital by Tim Carey Pop-up History LibraryBring along your library card and borrow these and other history books and historical novels at the Printworks venue at Dublin Castle, Friday 23 - Sunday 25 September.