Newswire » Culture » Dublin Festival of History

Dublin Festival of History


Dublin Castle will be hosting the 4th Dublin Festival of History in the Printworks on Friday the 23rd of September. Until the 8th of October lectures and talks will be held at various venues across the city of Dublin with renowned Irish and international historians such as Diarmaid Ferriter, Paul Rouse, Saul David and Alex von Tunzelmann coming to the forum.

Highlights of the festival that you should look out for is a narrative on Hillsborough: the Truth. Hillsborough will be delivered in narrative by criminologist and author Phils Scranton and journalist Adrian Tempany talking to Liverpool supporter Paul Howard about the tragic events which happened on the day a human crush at Hillsborough Football Stadium in Sheffield, England, in 1989 took place. At the Liverpool and Nottingham Forest game 766 supporters were injured and 96 tragically lost their lives.

Here’s a look at what else you can expect from this year’s 4th Dublin Festival of History.

Friday 23rd September at 6.30pm

Foreign Games and the Foundation of the GAA

Paul Rouse in conversation with Joe Molloy of Off The Ball

Saturday 24th September at 1pm

Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport

Saul David in conversation with RTE’s Keelin Shanley

Saturday 24th September at 3pm

The Devils’ Alliance: Hitler’s Pact with Stalin, 1939 – 1941

Roger Moorhouse in conversation with UCD’s Robert Gerwarth

Saturday 24th September at 5pm

Red Mist: The Cultural Revolution 1962 – 1976

Frank Dikötter in conversation with TCD’s Isabella Jackson

Saturday 24th September at 7pm

Hillsborough: The Truth

Phil Scraton and Adrian Tempany in conversation with author/Liverpool FC supporter Paul Howard.

Sunday 25th September at 2pm

Ireland: The Autobiography: Eyewitness Accounts of Irish Life since 1916

John Bowman in conversation with TCD’s Patrick Geoghegan

Sunday 25th September at 4pm

Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary and the Crisis That Shook the World

Alex Von Tunzelmann in conversation with TCD’s Dr Balázs Apor

Family and Children’s day Saturday 24th September from 11am – 3pm

Get on board the Learning Bus to borrow history books and find out about the 1916 Rising, dress up in old costumes including a fireman’s helmet, build a mini, cardboard Viking Dublin, get advice on what history books to read with Children’s Books Ireland.

Other Events

28th September, 6.30pm, Ballyfermot Library: Empty Teacups: Living without tea in WWII Ireland.

29th September, 6.30pm, Raheny Library: WWII Living History, former RAF 4th October, 6.30pm Cabra Library, Would You Die For Ireland? Artist John Byrne will discuss his work including his 1916 commemorative piece, a film asking people “Would you Die for Ireland?” (and watch out for Bertie Ahern in the film!)

4th October, 6.30pm, Pembroke Library, former Irish Times journalist Conor O’Clery will read from his new historical novel The Star Man.

6th October, 6.30pm, Cabra Library, The Irish and the Camino de Santiago: 800 years of history.

Free tours of Richmond Barracks and the adjacent Goldenbridge Cemetery.

New History Book Club in Raheny Library.

Leave a Reply

© 1991-2014 Fountain Resource Group Ltd. · Registered Company Number: 193051C · RSS · Website designed by Solid Website Design