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Writers in the Castle
Dublin 2

This autumn Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and OPW Dublin Castle present Writers in the Castle.

Five events will take place from Wednesday 10th September to Wednesday 5th November at 6.30pm.

Booking for all events is through http://entertainment.ticketsolve.com/production_companies/126499093/shows 


Wednesday 10th September at 6.30pm in the Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle

Prisoners of the Crown SOLD  OUT

Join bestselling author Morgan Llywelyn as she talks about some of Dublin Castle's most famous prisoners over the last 600 year.

Admission free. Booking essential at www.entertainment.ie


Wednesday 24th September at 6.30pm in the Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle

The Season at the Castle SOLD OUT

Social Historian Turtle Bunbury and actor Kathy Rose O'Brien bring to life 'the season' at Dublin Castle. Hear about those glamorous days from the journals of the debutantes who were presented at the Castle, along with details of Dublin's social scene in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Admission free. Booking essential at




Wednesday 8th October at 6.30pm in the Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle

Witches not Warlocks? SOLD OUT

Innocent women or worshippers of the dark arts? Authors Martina Devlin and Robert Curran discuss with Dave Kenny the fate of suspected witches in Ireland, from the first to the last 'witch' burnt at the stake.

Admission free. Booking essential 




Wednesday 22nd October at 6.30pm in the Chapel Royal, Dublin Castle

The Man behind Sherlock Holmes SOLD OUT

Author Andrew Lycett explores the life of Arthur Conan Doyle and his involvement in the scandal which arose following the theft of the crown jewels from Dublin Castle in 1907.

Admission free. Booking essential 




Wednesday 5th November at 6.30pm in St. George's Hall, Dublin Castle


Enjoy the powerful connection between music and favourite books with dramatic readings by actors Rose Henderson and Bryan Murray, accompanied by the orchestra and singers of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, in the beautiful surroundings of George's Hall. Excerpts compiled and presented by Rose Henderson.

Admission €5. Booking essential 




The flyer for the event is available for download here




10 Sep 2014
05 Nov 2014

Dublin Festival of History

The Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council, and is organised by Dublin City Public Libraries. Now in its second year the vision of the Dublin Festival of History remains to provide those with an interest in history and who enjoy reading history for pleasure, an opportunity to listen and discuss a variety of history topics with authors and historians of national and international renown. It takes place from 26th September to 8th October.


Full programme details and online booking are available on http://www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie/

26 Sep 2014
03 Oct 2014

ISLA Literary Festival
Dublin 2



The ISLA (Irish Spanish Latin American) Literary Festival is a unique opportunity to attend a gathering of Irish and Hispanic literature where you will enjoy round tables, readings and other parallel events during three consecutive days. This year, on the second edition of this festival we will have 16 authors from Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Ireland, Mexico and Spain. Poetry, novel, essay, theatre and cinema will be the main characters of a pluralistic program for all audiences.

The ISLA Festival or Irish, Spanish and Latin American Literary Festival is a cultural initiative in Ireland carried out by the Instituto Cervantes Dublin in collaboration with the Embassies of Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Spain and Mexico, as well as Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Ireland Literature Exchange, Poetry Ireland, Foras na Gaeilge, the Etxepare Basque Institute and with kind support of Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth and University College Cork.

Dates: 17, 18, 19 October 2014
Venue: Instituto Cervantes Dublin. Lincoln House. Lincoln Place. Dublin 2
Admission free. Places limited.

Full programme details are available at http://dublin.cervantes.es/en/culture_spanish/isla_festival/isla_festival_2014/programme_isla_2014.htm

17 Oct 2014
19 Oct 2014


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