Robert Harris in Conversation with Micheál Ó Siochrú

St. Annes Church 18 Dawson Street, Dublin, Dublin 2

  Whet your appetite for Dublin Festival of History with a special event with bestselling author Robert Harris. Robert will discuss his new novel Act of Oblivion with Professor Micheál Ó Siochrú, Trinity College Dublin. From the master storyteller, the story of the biggest manhunt of the 17th century. They killed the King. Now they...


Intimate City: A Poet Reflects on Dublin

Acclaimed poet and translator Peter Sirr joins us for October’s talk to discuss his recent collection of essays, Intimate City. Peter will be sharing his enchanting style and inquisitive eye as he looks at various aspects of Dublin’s social world and its built heritage - from the well known to the hidden.  


Pop-Up tour of the Reading Room

Dublin City Library and Archive The conference room of Dublin City Library and Archive, 144 Pearse St, Dublin 2,, Dublin

Join the staff of the Reading Room as they guide you around the newly refurbished space and reveal some of the treasures of the collections - from valuable first editions by famous Irish writers to centuries old volumes from the library of Sir John T. Gilbert. You can also see Nelson's Head - from the...


From The Vaults: IFI & Dublin Festival of History: Inis Fáil – Isle of Destiny

Irish Film Institute 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 PD85, Dublin, Dublin

Writer James Plunkett (Strumpet City) is best known for his depictions of Dublin’s inner city life. However, in 1971 he was invited to write more broadly about Irish society and to present a general portrait of Ireland for the BBC. Inis Fáil – Isle of Destiny takes Plunkett to traditional beauty spots such as Glendalough...