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Dublin Festival of History

Events are being held in city libraries, Dublin Castle and other venues. All of the events are free but some that need booking have booked out. More information can be found at

Dublin Castle has some big names coming to give talks: Martin Bell – the Death of News; Robert Harris – Munich; Clair Wills – Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain; Chris Patten – First confession: A Sort of Memoir.

There are events being held Collins Barracks; City Hall; The Hugh Lane Gallery; Richmond Barracks, off Bulfin Road, Inchicore; Mansion House; St. Patrick’s Campus; King’s Inn. They are hosting talks on subjects ranging from ‘Ireland’s response to the Russian Revolution’, to ‘Uncovering and Rediscovering Women’s History’ and to a talk with artist Eithne Jordan.

And in our own parish St. Catherine’s Church, Thomas Street “The Abbey of St Thomas the Martyr” 13 October 11am-1pm and 14th October, 9.30am-5pm.

If you enjoy history there are events that will feed your pleasure. I am Looking forward to the Seminar on the history of planning Dublin City on 14th October 9.30am – 1pm in City Hall. I might see you there?

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