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 visit our website.


Big Weekend at the Printworks, Dublin Castle – Friday 27 September and Sunday 29 September

Our Big Weekend of events will take place at the Printworks Event and Exhibition Centre, Dublin Castle, Dame St, Dublin 2.

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 the Printworks, Dublin Castle during the Big Weekend.


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.
At the time of publication of our printed programme, events, talks and tours were still being added to our programme.

Some talks will be broadcast online and some will be recorded and made available online to watch or listen to post-festival.


Festival team:

Direction & Oversight

The Festival Steering Group comprises senior team members from Dublin City Libraries and Dublin City Council Culture Company:

From Dublin City Libraries:

Deputy City Librarian Brendan Teeling

Divisional Librarian Angela Cassidy

From Dublin City Council Culture Company:

CEO Iseult Byrne

Director of Creative Engagement Linda Devlin


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

Festival Programme Lead: Heather MacLeod

Festival Programmers: Donal Fallon & Cormac Kinsella

Marketing Manager: Sree Sen


Supported by:

Graphic Design: Source Design Consultants

PR: Alice PR