Dublin Festival of History 2022 Programme Announcement

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Dublin City Council has launched the programme for Dublin Festival of History 2022, which takes place from 26 September – 16 October.

Running over the course of 3 weeks, across 71 venues, Dublin Festival of History offers something for everyone.

Explore the Programme here

The 10th edition of the Festival features more than 130 free in-person, online and hybrid events, includes a line-up of nationally and internationally acclaimed speakers, a range of walks, tours and exhibitions, as well as a programme of special events for children taking place across a number of Dublin City Libraries’ locations.

The festival’s Big Weekend is happening on Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of October, at the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (152-60 Pearse Street, Dublin 2). The line-up for it includes in-person talks and seminars that will also be livestreamed, allowing people everywhere to tune in.

Just some of the highlights of the Big Weekend include:

The Van Gogh Sisters — Willem-Jan Verlinden
The Wrath to Come: Gone with the Wind and the Myth of the Lost — Sarah Churchwell
Sister Against Sister: Women and the Irish Civil War
The Extraordinary Life of Rose Dugdale — Sean O’Driscoll
The Celts: A Sceptical History — Simon Jenkins
Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World — Kate Mosse
The Stand with Eamon Dunphy Podcast

Dublin Festival of History 2022 will also shine a light and fresh perspectives on topics such as the centenary of the Irish Civil War, trailblazing female figures, including Dublin’s first female Councillor and Lord Mayor, and queer activism in 1970s and 1980s Ireland.

Why were women prevented from playing a role in the Irish Civil War and forced to return to the home? Are the Celts a misnomer, if the word for Celts first appeared in Greek and applied to aliens or barbarians? Was there a conspiracy that prevented the re-election of Dublin’s first female Councillor? What intrigue surrounds the story of Muhammad Ali’s fight in Croke Park 50 years ago? These questions, and many more, will be explored and discussed at this year’s Festival.


Take a look at our list of online history courses here


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