Book The Dublin Festival of History TODAY
Published on 21st September 2023
The Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin City Council Culture Company.
This year’s Dublin festival of History will run from 25 Sept to 15 Oct, with our Big Weekend at the Printworks, Dublin Castle from Friday 29 Sept to Sunday 1 Oct.
Now in its eleventh year, the festival has built a reputation for shining a fresh perspective on history and its importance in our everyday lives, attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile programme of history talks and debate each Autumn.
The Festival will culminate with a Big Weekend of talks at the Printworks, Dublin Castle, taking place Friday 29 Sept to Sun, 1 Oct. ISL (Irish Sign Language) interpreting is available for events in the Main Hall in Dublin Castle.
There's still availability for the following events for the Big Weekend:
With a majority of events taking place in library branches throughout the city and county, Festival partners will also be hosting events north and south of the Liffey, including Kilmainham Gaol, the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin and the Casino Marino, the RDS Library and Archives, the National Gallery of Ireland and The Orchard Community Centre in Cherry Orchard, amongst many others.
City Hall and Mansion House
Book your seat for these events today:
Charles Lucas ranks as one of the great Dubliners, radicals, pamphleteers, and journalists of eighteenth-century Ireland. He mobilised the Trade Guilds to win one of the city’s two seats in parliament and was promptly disbarred.
The strained relationship between the Irish Free State and Dublin Corporation is central to Aodh Quinlavan’s recent absorbing study which captures the mood in the capital during a period of turmoil.
The programme aims to cater to all audiences, with both daytime and evening events; a programme of events as Gaeilge; and a host of family-friendly activities.
Speaking at the launch, Dublin City Librarian Mairead Owens said; “Dublin Festival of History is an annual opportunity to discuss and reflect on the important role of history in our lives and to shine fresh perspectives on the world around us – not just the built environment, but the cultural, social and economic fabric of Dublin, Ireland, and beyond.
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