Dublin Festival of History

Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with Dublin City Council Culture Company.


Dublin City Libraries

One of the key aims of Dublin City Libraries is to preserve, share and promote the history and heritage of Dublin and Ireland and to encourage and facilitate historical research. To find out more about our collections and our services, please see www.dublincitylibraries.ie


Big Weekend at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI)

Our ‘Big Weekend’ of events will take place in the Tercentenary Hall & Seminar room at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI), 152 – 160 Pearse St, Dublin 2 (Pearse Street entrance). Google Plus Code: 8QV3+99 Dublin

Festival bookshop: The Gutter Bookshop

Pop-up History Library: Bring along your library card and borrow history books and historical novels from the Festival’s History Library located at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI).

Dublin Transcription Project: is an ongoing project by Dublin City Libraries transcribing important historical documents, making them accessible to historians, researchers, students and members of the public. Come and visit the stall during the Big Weekend. https://dcpla.ie/transcribathon


How To Book

Admission is FREE to all events at the Dublin Festival of History but tickets must be booked in advance. Please see individual events for booking details.
Events will continually be added to the programme and some will be available to watch online post-festival. Visit dublinfestivalofhistory.ie for updates.
Please note that all events were correct going to print. We reserve the right to cancel, change or amend event details. All events and venues will adhere to governmental public health regulations.


Festival team:

Direction & Oversight

Festival Steering Group comprising senior staff from Dublin City Libraries (Deputy City Librarian Brendan Teeling; Divisional Librarian Angela Cassidy), and from the Culture Company (CEO Iseult Byrne; Head of Creative Engagement Linda Devlin; Head of Communications Darragh Doyle).

Operations, Administration & Event Management by Dublin City Council Culture Company team, including:

Festival Producer: Aisling O’Brien

Festival Programmers: Donal Fallon & Cormac Kinsella

Festival Coordinators: Evan Musgrave & Annette Ryan

Supported by:

Marketing & Box Office Management: Peak Arts

Graphic Design: Source Design Consultants

PR: Alice PR