Thursday 26 September 2013

Dublin's two-week Festival of History starts today

The Dublin Festival of History gets underway today. There's a great line-up of events happening across the city over the next two weeks, so if you haven't done so already, take a look through the 28-page programme.

Bookings so far reflect a great appetite for history. All the Guided Walks were booked up within a few days of the programme being published, and tickets have also been sold or fully allocated for both the Writing Historical Fiction Workshop and Simon Schama's Story of the Jews lecture tonight.

Tickets for the remaining Dublin Castle events can be booked quickly at There's no charge, but you won't get in without a ticket.

Events at the City's libraries are also free and most have not yet been fully booked, but I'd recommend that you act quickly to reserve a seat if there's something you're particularly keen on. Some of these events don't require booking, but make sure. You can see the up to date library listing here. Bookings for the library events can be made by phone or by email.

The two Monday events at the Irish Film Institute (afternoon of 30 September and evening of 7 October) can be booked by phoning the Irish Film Institute Box Office on 01-6793477.

Admission to the two remaining events at City Hall (two Tuesday lectures, one on 1st October, the other on the 8th) is on a first come, first served basis, so you only need put those in your diaries.