2014 Festival

Dublin: the making of a capital city

Published: August 14, 2019 by source

With David Dickson, Mary E. Daly, Colm Lennon and moderator Raymond Gillespie

Dublin has many histories: for a thousand years a modest urban settlement on the quiet waters of the Irish Sea, for the last four hundred it has experienced great  – and often astonishing – change. A quartet of Irish historians discuss the provenance of Dublin as a nation’s capital. From second city of Empire in Georgian times to post-Act of Union decline, from hotbed of revolution to Free State capital, these and other aspects of Dublin’s history are debated, using as a touchstone David Dickson’s magnificent new book on the history of the city.

Recorded at The Printworks Venue, Dublin Castle on 26th September 2014.