Dublin Festival of History has launched today with another great line up of speakers, tours, films and debates. Subject matter is, as ever, wide, and stretches far beyond Dublin and Ireland, but there is also a strong series of events relating to the Easter Rising and the First World War. For the first time, this year's festival includes a Family and Children's programme.
Organised by Dublin City Council, the festival events are held 25 September to 10 October at Dublin Castle, branch libraries, and lots of other venues around the City. All are free to attend, but many events require you to book in advance.
Full details can be found online at dublinfestivalofhistory.ie or in one of the printed programme booklets (your local library is usually the best place to pick up a copy).