About
The Festival

The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin City Council Culture Company.

Now in its ninth 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.

Previous speakers include Jung Chang, Alison Weir, Ian Kershaw, Michael Palin, Anne Applebaum, Greg Jenner, Tom Holland, Simon Schama, Peter Frankopan, Richard Evans, Charles Spencer, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Hew Strachan, Peter Snow, Hadley Freeman, Robert Harris, Janina Ramirez and many more.

The 2021 festival will take place from Mon 20 September - Sun 10 October. Details of the programme will be announced in the coming months, so make sure to sign up to the newsletter and be the first to hear about festival updates and news. In the meantime, you can listen back to podcasts of previous festival events.