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

Barrytown Meets MusicTown Line-Up

Barrytown Meets MusicTownBarrytown Meets MusicTown is a musical and literary celebration of Roddy Doyle's The Barrytown Trilogy, one of the most loved and well-known works of popular culture set in our capital, and this year's Dublin: One City One Book choice.

The full line-up for Barrytown Meets MusicTown was recently released for the special event, and will make for a special and culturally rich night out in Dublin to celebrate the 2015 Dublin One City One Book. 

Are You Havin' a Laugh? Comedy Show by Peter Sheridan

Peter Sheridan advertisementIs there such a thing as Dublin humour? Or is it a joke?

The first Dublin One City, One Book event wil take place on Monday, 30th March at 1pm. Join Peter Sheridan for his new show Are You Havin' a Laugh? at Bewley's Cafe Theatre @ Powerscourt. The show runs from Monday 30th March to Saturday 18th April

Dublin: One City, One Book 2015 is Launched!

Roddy DoyleDublin will become Barrytown in April as the city celebrates Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown Trilogy, this year’s Dublin: One City One Book choice.
Right: Author Roddy Doyle at the launch of Dublin: One City, One Book at Dublin City's Central Library this morning.
Dublin City Council’s Public Libraries have organised a packed programme featuring over 60 events which will animate the Barrytown Trilogy throughout April.
Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke announced the programme at a launch held in the Central Library, Ilac Centre earlier today. “Dublin: One City One Book is now a major event in the city’s cultural calendar and has become very popular with Dubliners and visitors alike” said the Lord Mayor. “Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown Trilogy invites us to remember Dublin’s brand of soul music, an unexpected pregnancy and the pure joy of Italia ’90. The wonderful programme of music, films, readings, discussions and exhibitions are the great way to experience Dublin this April.”

Birthplace of the Snapper!

A sneak preview of our @1city1book  'plaque' #BarrytownTrilogy


Photo Credit: @DubCityCouncil

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The Barrytown Trilogy - Get Your Library Copy!

Plenty of copies of The BarrytownTrilogy by Roddy Doyle available for you for @1city1book 2015! Happy reading! 

The Barrytown Trilogy

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