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

Thank You

We would like to say thank you to everyone who participated in this year's festival and we hope that you all enjoyed it as much we did. The name of the chosen book for 2016 will be announced shortly and hopefully you will all join us once again for One City, One Book 2016.

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.


Subscribe to Dublin: One City, One Book RSS