The Dublin: One City, One Book Choice for April 2015 is:

The Barrytown Trilogy

by

Roddy DoyleRoddy Doyle

Comprising:

The Commitments

The Snapper

The Van

 

Publishing Partner: Vintage

2015 is the 10th year of the festival and there will be an imaginative programme that will animate The Barrytown Trilogy through music, film and public readings in April 2015.

Barrytown trilogy film scenes

The Programme will include a big music event in association with MusicTown Festival, author readings, film screenings, talks on Dublin humour, and Irish society in the 1980s and much more. 

Barrytown Trilogy, 3 titles

Dublin: One City, One Book 2015

Date: 19th August, 2014

Dublin City Council’s Public Library Service is delighted to announce that Roddy Doyle’s The Barrytown Trilogy is the Dublin: One City One Book Choice for 2015.

Dublin City Librarian Margaret Hayes says “Dublin: One City One Book is about bringing Dublin’s literature to a wider audience. The Barrytown Trilogy is sure to help us to build on the incredible success the initiative has enjoyed. Dublin City Public Libraries will produce an imaginative festival programme which will animate the book through music, film and public readings in April 2015.”

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