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

The Barrytown Trilogy


Roddy DoyleRoddy Doyle


The Commitments

The Snapper

The Van


Publishing Partner: Vintage

2015 is the 10th year of the festival, and our imaginative programme will animate The Barrytown Trilogy through music, film and public readings throughout the month of April.

Barrytown trilogy film scenes

The Programme of Events includes 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

Special Offer at Brooks Hotel

To celebrate Dublin: One City, One Book, Brooks Hotel are running their Brooks Book of the Month package for the month of April when they will offer guests a copy of If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song. Full details of this offer are available at

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Dublin: One City, One Book Pop Up Poetry

As part of the I Love My City strand of St. Patrick's Festival there will be a Pop Up Poetry Shop in the Tourist Office, Suffolk Street this Saturday 15th March 12 - 5:30pm and Sunday 16th March 11:30am -3pm.

Many of the poets who feature in the book will be popping in to read and talk about their poetry. Here is the list of participants


Saturday 15th March

Celebrating Seamus Heaney

Seamus HeaneyDublin City is celebrating the life and work of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney at a special event in the National Concert Hall on Wednesday 23rd April 2014.

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April 2013 Festival a Great Success

Children's event in City HallThe 2013 Dublin: One City One Book festival, which celebrated James Plunkett’s Strumpet City, was one of the most successful festivals yet. There were over 60 events during the month of April, most of which were booked out.

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Dublin: One City One Book Choice for 2014 Announced

If ever you go to Dublin town
In a hundred years or so
Inquire for me in Baggot Street 

And what I was like to know.

('If Ever You Go to Dublin Town' by Patrick Kavanagh )

The Dublin: One City One Book title for 2014 is something completely different yet very Dublin. Dublin City Public Libraries and Dublin: UNESCO City of Literature have announced that 'If Ever You Go: a map of Dublin in poetry and song'  will be the One City One Book choice for April 2014.

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