Dublin City Council and Dublin City Public Libraries have announced the launch of the inaugural Dublin Festival of History which will take place in the city from Thursday 26 September until Wednesday 9 October.
From a quick look at the programme, there're not only plenty of events planned, there's a wide spread of themes. Here are some lecture, discussion and debate subjects to whet your appetite: Magdalene Laundries, Strongbow, Writing historical fiction, The Story of the Jews, Stalin and the Soviet System, Daniel O'Connor. There are also walking tours on various themes, film screenings, a HistoryIreland Hedge School and a Local History Day.
Most, but not all, of the events are free. Most need to be booked, so check out the 28-page programme, which you can download here.