Let us know your views on the first Dublin Festival of History. Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey. Everyone who completes a survey will be entered in a draw to win a history book – all of the book prizes are by historians and authors who spoke at the festival.
What is the Dublin Festival of History??
The 2013 Festival was a great success with over 4,000 attendees at the events in Dublin Castle, participating in themed walks of the city and at lectures in the city’s branch libraries.
Thanks to all the speakers who participated and made this first city-wide history festival such a success story. And the Festival will be back around the same time next year!
Thanks to all the Dublin City Public Libraries staff who worked at the Pop-up History Library in Dublin Castle, Printworks and who helped out at the Festival.
Thanks also to Dublin Castle staff in the wonderful Printworks venue and to Bob and staff of the Gutter Bookshop for providing the Festival bookshop.
Thanks to YOU for participating, for asking questions, for borrowing and buying books and for creating the interest and enjoyment around the Festival. See you next year!
Dublin City Council Decade of Commemorations
This year, centenary anniversaries occur for the founding of the Irish Citizen Army, the militia of the ITGWU. This socialist militia was result of the tumult of the 1913 Dublin Lockout, when 20,000 workers were locked out of their workplaces in a trade union dispute. Also in 1913, two tenement buildings in Church Street on Dublin’s northside collapsed, killing seven people, three of them children.
The Dublin Festival of History remembered these historic events with talks on each subject.