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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.


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

Lingo Festival
Dublin City

Lingo Festival is Ireland's first ever spoken word festival, which takes place in Dublin from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th October 2014. Acts include Paula Meehan, John Cummins, Polarbear, The Brownbread Mixtape and Milk & Cookies storytelling in venues such as Smock Alley and the Workman's Club. Rick O'Shea, Mary Coughlan, David Norris and Aengus Mac Grianna will be sharing their favourite poem in the Hero Hour in aid of Childline on 18th October. Full festival details can be found on www.lingofestival.com


17 Oct 2014
19 Oct 2014

Dublin Book Festival
Dublin 8


The Dublin Book Festival will return to Smock Alley Theatre and other satellite venues across the city from Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th November. The Dublin Book Festival will be working with Dublin Writers Festival again this year and will have a wonderful Short Story Event at Smock Alley Theatre on Thursday May 22nd at 1pm. 

Check out www.dublinbookfestival.com for updates on plans for the festival.

13 Nov 2014
16 Nov 2014


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