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

UCD Scholarcast Series

Series 13 of UCD's Scholarcast series is now available. This series reflects on the Barrytown Trilogy as part of the One City, One Book festival. The series is edited and introduced by Derek Hand; Kevin Power speaks on The Commitments; Louise Callinan considers The Snapper and Paula Murphy talks about The Van. Log on to to listen to the series.

Photos from Remembering Italia '90

Remembering ItaliaOn 16 April, 2015, fans of soccer, The Van by Roddy Doyle, and others gathered together to remember Italia '90 at the Aviva Stadium in Ballsbridge. See some photos from the trip down memory lane. 

Barrytown Book Crawl

The Irish Writer's Centre Barrytown Book Crawl is back by popular demand! See Roddy Doyle’s words come to life with a pint in hand this Wednesday 22nd April from 7.30-9.30pm! There will be page-hopping and bar-hopping with actors who'll be bringing Barrytown to life in words and music, under direction from Bairbre Ní Chaoimh.

Remembering Italia '90

Milk bottlesAnyone else still got their Italia 90 milk bottles? We've dusted ours down ahead of our BIG event tonight!
Remembering Italia '90 with soccer pundits Bill O'Herlihy, Eamon Dunphy and John Giles is tonight at the Avivia Stadium!. Reminisce about the glory days of 1990 when the whole country, like the characters in The Van, went football mad.
If you haven't got your ticket by now, you are unfortunately too late as the event is booked solid!

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Barrytown Meets MusicTown

Barrytown Meets MusicTownBarrytown Meets MusicTown was a musical and literary celebration of Roddy Doyle's The Barrytown Trilogy, this year's Dublin: One City One Book choice. Author of the The Barrytown Trilogy, Roddy Doyle, was in attendance, along with speakers and musicians that helped to celebrate his work. 

This special event on the 12th of April, 2015, featured performances from the worlds of theatre, film and music. See below for a slideshow of photos taken at the Barrytown Meets MusicTown event. 


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