2014 Events

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Sunday 30th March 7:30pm

A Song for the Green Crow. The Clé Club will remember both the birthday and the fiftieth anniversary of Seán O'Casey,  Dublin's leading playwright with an evening of music and poetry  introduced by his daughter Shivaun O'Casey. Participants include Peter Sheridan, Noel O'Grady, Liam O'Connor, Noel Pocock, Eimear Simms, Sally Corr, Jimmy Kelly and Pat Goode.
Main Theatre, Liberty Hall, Eden Quay. Admission €15. Booking essential. Tel: 0818 205205 or  www.ctb.ie

 

Tuesday 1st April 10:30am

Editors Pat Boran and Gerard Smyth talk about the selection of poems in this year’s choice If Every You Go.
National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street. Admission free. Booking not necessary

 

Tuesday 1st April 2:30pm (Booked Out)

Tuesday Tea & Tour: Discover the award-winning exhibition Yeats: The Life and Work of William Butler Yeats followed by afternoon tea in the Joly café (10% discount in the café)
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street. Admission free. Booking necessary.  Email: learning@nli.ie  

 

Tuesday 1st April 6:30pm

Poetry Matters - Introduction to the power and range of poetry with Niall MacMonagle.
Ballymun Library, Ballymun Road. Admission free. Booking essential. Email: ballymunlibrary@dublincity.ie Tel:  01 8421890

 

Tuesday 1st April 7:30pm

Between the Mountains and the Sea: Poems and the County.  A reading by Gerald Dawe, Professor of English (TCD)
Assembly Hall, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire.  Admission free. Booking essential.
Email:
libraries@dlrcoco.ie Tel: 01 214 7970

 

Wednesday 2nd April Lunchtime

Archive at Lunchtime. Free screening of Meet the Quare Fella, Brendan Behan interview directed by Fred O'Donovan. This screening will be introduced by John Branningan. Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar. Full details at www.ifi.ie

 

Wednesday 2nd April 3:30pm

A two day creative writing  workshop for teenagers 13-16 yrs with Dave Lordon. The paticipants will receive a gentle introduction to writing and sharing their work though a variety of games and exercies designed to stimulate creative self confidence.
Finglas Library, Main Shopping Centre, Jamestown Road, Finglas. Admission free. Booking essential. Email: finglaslibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 8344906

 

Wednesday 2nd April 6 - 7pm

Actor Jim Roche accompanied by a classical pianist will be reading a section of poems from If Ever You Go.                                                        Café Lounge area of Brooks Hotel, Drury Street. Admission free. Booking essential. Email leslieprendergast@brookshotel.ie Tel: 01 670 4000                                                                                                                      

 

Wednesday 2nd April 7pm

Reading and discussion about If Ever You Go with Pat Boran (editor), Gerard Smyth (editor), Professor Chris Morash (Seamus Heaney, Professor of Irish Writing,TCD) and Dr Philip Coleman (TCD).
Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, TCD. Admission free. Booking not necessary.

 

Thursday 3rd April 1pm

Poetry Matters - Introduction to the power and range of poetry with Niall MacMonagle.
Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street. Admission free. Booking essential. Email: centrallibrary@dublincity.ie Tel:  01 8734333

 

Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th & Saturday 5th April 7pm

Café Chantant: Songs of Dubliners–Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher perform the airs and ballads of Joyce’s Dubliners, celebrating its centenary this year.
The James Joyce Centre, 35 North Great George’s Street. Tickets €10 (€8 conc). Booking essential. Tel: 01 8788547. Info www.jamesjoyce.ie

 

Thursday 3rd April 7.30pm

If Every You Go: A poetic journey through Rathgar, Rathmines, Terenure, Templeogue with local poets including Patrick Deeley, Hugh McFadden, Iggy McGovern, John O'Donnell, Nessa O'Mahony and Gerard Smyth (co-editor of the collection) Rathgar Bookshop, 100 Rathgar Road, Dublin 6. Admission 4 euro. Wine served. Booking essential. Tel: 4928600 Email: rathgarbooks@eircom.net

 

Friday 4th April 10am

Dublin City Bike Tours
Explore the streets of Dublin that have inspired poetry and song. Meet outside Isaac’s Hostel, Frenchman’s lane, off Lower Gardiner Street.
Duration 2.5 hours. Tickets €24. Booking www.dublincitybiketours.com Tel: 087 1341866

 

Saturday 5th April 11:30am

Dublin Discovered:
Cruise the Liffey aboard the Spirit of Docklands and immerse yourself in the poetry and history of Dublin’s river.
Tickets €14 (concessions available). Booking essential Tel: 01 473 0000 or visit  www.dublindiscovered.ie

 

Saturday 5th April 1pm

Joyce’s Chamber Music: New Folkish Settings –The James Joyce Centre in assoc. with Dublin City Gallery, The  Hugh Lane welcome Gerry and Esther Smyth for a special one-off performance of their folk settings for the 36 poems of Joyce’s Chamber Music.
Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane (Sculpture Gallery), Parnell Square North. Admission free. Booking not necessary. Info www.jamesjoyce.ie

 

Saturday 5th April Lunchtime

Archive at Lunchtime. Free screening of Patrick Kavanagh - No Man's Fool (dir. Sé Merry Doyle 2004). Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar. Full details at www.ifi.ie

 

Saturday 5th April 3-5pm

If Ever you go … Live. A poetry and song event featuring live recitals and renditions of some of the poems and songs featured in the book. Contributions from An Góilín Traditional Singers Club, Catherine Ann Cullen, Hugh McFadden, Michael O’Loughlin, Nessa O’Mahony, Paul Murray, Gabriel Rosenstock and many more.
Dublin City Gallery, the Hugh Lane (Sculpture Gallery), Parnell Square North. Admission free. All Welcome. This event will be broadcast live by Near FM 90.3

 

Sunday 6th April 11:30am

Dublin Discovered:
Cruise the Liffey aboard the Spirit of Docklands and immerse yourself in the poetry and history of Dublin’s river.
Tickets €14 (concessions available). Booking essential Tel: 01 473 0000 or visit  www.dublindiscovered.ie

 

Sunday 6th April 1pm

If you ever go…. Join the Five Lamps Arts Festival, around the streets of Dublin for tour through song and poetry. Meet the bus at Charleville Mall Library, North Strand. The tour will finish at O'Shea’s The Merchant, Talbot Street for a tea dance at 3:30pm. Booking Essential. Tickets €10. Email: fivelampsartsfestival@gmail.com Tel: 087 9737401 www.fivelampsarts.ie

 

Sunday 6th April 1pm

Literary Tour of Glasnevin Cemetery. From Gerard Manley Hopkins to Brendan Behan, via James Joyce and Zozimus, come to Glasnevin Cemetery as part of Dublin’s One City, One Book festival and visit the graves of the poets and writers who have told Dublin’s story through the past 200 years. The inspiration for several poems in If Ever You Go, Glasnevin Cemetery is the final resting place for many poets featured in the book and those besides. This is a unique opportunity to experience an alternative toru of the cemetery which explore Dublin's cultural heritage.
Admission €8 (includes guided tour of the cemetery and admission to the museum).Booking essential. Email: booking@glasnevintrust.ie Tel: 01 8826550

 

Sunday 6th April 3pm

Bards of Grafton Street. Paul O'Hanrahan, accompanied by singer Mark Wale, leads a walk delving into the rich heritage of poetry and song surrounding one of Dublin's best-loved streets. Duration approx 90mins. Start at statue of Thomas Moore, College Street.
Tickets €10. Numbers limited. Booking essential at www.tickets.ie/onecityonebook

 

Monday 7th April Lunchtime

Archive at Lunchtime. Free screenings Oíche Nollag le Máire Mhac and tSaoi directed by James Kelly, Mnemosyne Lay in Dust Memories of Austin Clarke directed by Stephen Bean and The Selfish Giant produced by Reiner Film. Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar. Full details at www.ifi.ie

 

Monday 7th April 7pm

Transient Passages: An evening of poetry and music with Padraig Daly and Tony Bardon to celebrate If Ever You Go. Padraig and Tony will create a mosaic of poetry and music echoing the art installation of Roisin de Buitlear ‘Transcience’ that is based on Sailing to Byzantium by W.B. Yeats. Róisín De Buitléar will also talk about the process and meaning of her artwork to the audience.
Ballyroan Library, Orchardstown Avenue, Rathfarnham. Admission free. Booking essential Tel: 01 4941900

 

Monday 7th April 6:30pm

Poetry Matters - Introduction to the power and range of poetry with Niall MacMonagle.
Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road. Admission free. Booking essential. Email: walkinstownlibrary@dublincity.ie Tel:  01 4558159

 

Monday 7th April 7:30 – 9pm

Music from If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song.
The Church Café & Bar, junction of Mary Street and Jervis Street. Admission free. Booking not necessary.

 

Tuesday 8th April 2pm

Eileen Casey and Declan Collinge read excerpts from If Ever You Go.                                                                                                                                 Red Rua, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght. Admission free. Booking not necessary

 

Tuesday 8th April 2:30pm

LET’S WALK & TALK: IF EVER YOU GO. Join leading historian, Pat Liddy for a tour focusing on the River Liffey and its quays and bridges which have which have inspired writers for generations.  Explore local history and enjoy some stories along the way before ending at Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre for a poetry and music session. Walk duration approx 90mins. Meet at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar. Admission free. Booking not necessary.  www.letswalkandtalk.ie

 

Tuesday 8th April 4:15pm

All Along the Banks…: The Lyrics of Dublin’s Canals. P.J. Mathews will explore a selection of poems and songs inspired by Dublin's canals and their environs.
Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre, Grand Canal Quay. Admission free. Booking not necessary.

 

Tuesday 8th April 6:30pm

Poetry Matters - Introduction to the power and range of poetry with Niall MacMonagle.
Rathmines Library, 157 Lwr Rathmines Road. Admission free. Booking essential. Email: rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie Tel:  01 4973539

 

Tuesday 8th April at 7.30pm

From Sweet Dunleary to Dalkey Hill: An evening of ballad and song with Luke Cheevers, Niamh Parsons and Fergus Russell.
Assembly Hall, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire. Admission free. Booking essential.
Email:
libraries@dlrcoco.ie  Tel: 01 2147970

 

Wednesday 9th April Lunchtime

Archive at Lunchtime. Free screening of Imeall: A Tribute to Seamus Heaney produced by Red Shoe Productions. This screening will be introduced by poet Theo Dorgan. Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar. Full details at www.ifi.ie

 

Wednesday 9th April 6:30pm

Words Upon the Window Pane (dir Mary McGuckian 1994). An elegant period piece film based on a one-act play by W.B. Yeats. Set during a series of séances in Dublin in 1928, the spirits of Jonathan Swift (Jim Sheridan) and the tow women who loved him too passionately - Stella (Bríd Brennan) and Vanessa (Orla Brady) act out the torment of their tragic triangle. The superb cast includes Ian Richardson, Geraldine Chaplin, Geraldine james, John Lynch, Gerard McSorley and Hugh O'Connor.  Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar. Booking essential. Tel: 01 679 3477 or online at www.ifi.ie  Standard IFI ticket prices apply.

 

Wednesday 9th April 6:45pm

Poets, Buddhas and Bicycles. An evening of poetry with poet Tony Curtis.
Balbriggan Library, George’s Square, Balbriggan. Admission free. Booking essential.
Email:
balbrigganlibrary@fingal.ie Tel: 01 8704401

 

Wednesday 9th April 7pm

The Municipal Gallery Revisited by W B Yeats.  A Meditation on the Past – Portraits from the Collection of the Hugh Lane Gallery. Dr. Margarita Cappock, (Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane) will give a lecture on the paintings that inspired The Municipal Gallery Revisited, by W B Yeats.
National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street. Admission free. Booking not necessary

 

Wednesday 9th April 7:30pm - SOLD OUT

Dublin’s Fair City. Enjoy the poetry and songs of Dublin’s fair city with broadcaster Sean Rocks, DJ Rick O’Shea, actor Phelim Drew, musicians Lisa Hannigan and Colin Reid, poets Pat Boran, Harry Clifton, Melissa Kavanagh, Gabriel Rosenstock & Enda Wyley.
George’s Hall, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, (Cork Hill Gate entrance, beside City Hall). Tickets €5. Booking essential at www.tickets.ie/onecityonebook  or Tel: 01 8719435

 

Thursday 10th April 6:30pm

Poetry Matters - Introduction to the power and range of poetry with Niall MacMonagle.
Cabra Library, Navan Road. Admission free. Booking essential. Email: cabralibrary@dublincity.ie Tel:  01 8691414

 

Thursday 10th April 6:45pm

Poets, Buddhas and Bicycles. An evening of poetry with poet Tony Curtis.
Blanchardstown Library, Civic Centre, Blanchardstown Centre. Admission free. Booking essential. Email: blanchardstownlibrary@fingal.ie  Tel: 01 8905563

 

Thursday 10th April 6:45pm

Poets Eileen Casey and Declan Collinge read poetry that traces their unique literary connections to a city that has shaped writers such as Synge, Swift, Heaney, Boland, Meehan and Bolger, among others.Musician/songwriter Tony Bardon will perform a musical accompaniment to a selection of lyrics by W.B. Yeats
County Library, Tallaght. Admission Free. Booking essential Tel:  01 4620073

 

Friday 11th April 10am

Dublin City Bike Tours
Explore the streets of Dublin that have inspired poetry and song. Meet outside Isaac’s Hostel, Frenchman’s lane, off Lower Gardiner Street.
Duration 2.5 hours. Tickets €24. Booking www.dublincitybiketours.com Tel: 087 1341866

 

Saturday 12th April 11:30am

Dublin Discovered:
Cruise the Liffey aboard the Spirit of Docklands and immerse yourself in the poetry and history of Dublin’s river.
Price €14 (concessions available). Booking essential Tel: 01 473 0000 or visit  www.dublindiscovered.ie

 

Saturday 12th April Lunchtime

Archive at Lunchtime. Free screening of Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill - Taibhsí I mBéal na Gaoithe (dir. Pat Collins 2006).  Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar. Full details at www.ifi.ie

 

Saturday 12th April 2-3:30pm

Dublin: a City Made of Stories? Poems, songs, stories and history create our sense of Dublin as a city. A discussion with poets, historians and city geographers. Contributors include - writer, author and historian Dr Niamh Puirseil; folklorist and lecturer in UCD Dr Kelly Fitzgerald; poet Nessa O'Mahony and historian of Irish architecture Dr Ellen Rowley. This event is organised by Garret Fagan from UCD.
National Library of Ireland, Kildare St. Admission free. Booking not necessary

 

Saturday 12th April 3pm

Kavanagh Country: Literary Walk. Paul O'Hanrahan explores the poetry associated with Baggot Street and the Grand Canal on this walk through the neighbourhood immortalised by Patrick Kavanagh. Duration approx 90mins. Start at Peppercanister Church, Upper Mount Street, ends at the Waterloo Pub, Baggot Street for a music and poetry session.
Tickets €10. Numbers limited. Booking essential at www.tickets.ie/onecityonebook

 

Saturday 12th April 5-6pm

Poetry and songs inspired by If Ever You Go with musicians John Sheahan (The Dubliners) and Declan O'Rourke.
The Waterloo Pub, Baggot Street. Admission Free. Booking not necessary.

 

Sunday 13th April 11am

Along the Bay. Join poet Gerry Dawe, actor Fergus Cronin and musician Keith Donald on a non-stop return journey of music and poetry from Connolly Station to Bray.
Board the train at Connolly station. Admission free. Booking essential. Email: jane.alger@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 674 4809.

 

Sunday 13th April 11:30am

Dublin Discovered:
Cruise the Liffey aboard the Spirit of Docklands and immerse yourself in the poetry and history of Dublin’s river.
Tickets €14 (concessions available). Booking essential Tel: 01 473 0000 or visit  www.dublindiscovered.ie

 

Sunday 13th April 1pm

Literary Tour of Glasnevin Cemetery. From Gerard Manley Hopkins to Brendan Behan, via James Joyce and Zozimus, come to Glasnevin Cemetery as part of Dublin’s One City, One Book festival and visit the graves of the poets and writers who have told Dublin’s story through the past 200 years. The inspiration for several poems in If Ever You Go, Glasnevin Cemetery is the final resting place for many poets featured in the book and those besides. This is a unique opportunity to experience an alternative toru of the cemetery which explore Dublin's cultural heritage.
Admission €8 (includes guided tour of the cemetery and admission to the museum).Booking essential. Email: booking@glasnevintrust.ie  Tel: 01 8826550

 

Monday 14th April Lunchtime

Archive at Lunchtime. Free screening of See You at the Pillar - A wry literary tour of Dublin, directed by Peter Baylliss. Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar. Full details at www.ifi.ie

 

Monday 14th April 7:30 – 9pm

Music from If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song.
The Church Café & Bar, junction of Mary Street & Jervis Street. Admission free. Booking not necessary.

 

Tuesday 15th April 6:30pm

Where are you now? Poems about Dublin. Poet Gerald Dawe (Professor of English, TCD) explores his relationship with Dublin, city and county.
Rathmines Library, 157 Lwr Rathmines Road. Admission free. Booking essential. Email: rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 4973539

 

Tuesday 15th April 6:30pm

Bringing It All Back Home: Poets Dermot Bolger and Michael O’Loughlin reflect on their Dublin childhoods along with readings from their contributions to If Ever You Go.
Drumcondra Library, Millmount Avenue, Drumcondra. Admission free. Booking essential. Email: drumcondralibrary@dublincity.ie  Tel: 01 8377206

 

Wednesday 16th April Lunchtime

Archive at Lunchtime. Free screening of Meet the Quare Fella, Brendan Behan interview directed by Fred O'Donovan. Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar. Full details at www.ifi.ie

 

Wednesday 16th April 3:30pm

Dave Lordon hosts the second day of poetry workshop for teenagers aged 13-16 years.
Finglas Library, Main Shopping Centre, Jamestown Road, Finglas. Admission free. Booking essential. Email:l finglaslibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 8344906

 

Wednesday 16th April 6:45pm

Poets, Buddhas and Bicycles. An evening of poetry with poet Tony Curtis.
Rush Library, Chapel Green, Rush. Admission free. Booking essential.  Email: rushlibrary@fingal.ie Tel: 01 8708414

 

Wednesday 16th April 8pm

Bee-Loud Glade Cabaret presents a rocking evening of electrifying entertainment as it performs selections from If Ever You Go and other outrageous things
Clifton Court Hotel Bar, 11 Eden Quay. Admission €5, tickets at the door.

 

Wednesday 16th April 8pm

Lighting Up The Park in Poetry and Song with Dermot Bolger, Theo Dorgan and Paula Meehan
Ballroom, Farmleigh, Castleknock. Tickets are free of charge but are allocated on a lottery basis. The closing date to apply for tickets is 2 April at 10am. Further information at  www.farmleigh.ie

 

Wednesday 16th April 8pm

The Clé Club in association with the NUJ will host an evening of songs, poetry and music entitled If ever you go to Dublin Town' in the company of Gerard Smyth, Pat Boran and other special guests. Fear a'Tí for the night will be Séamus Dooley.
Liberty Hall, Eden Quay. Admission €5. Booking not necessary, doors open 7.30pm, early arrival is advised.

 

Thursday 17th April 1pm

Join poets Moya Cannon, Eileen Casey, Maurice Harmon, Iggy McGovern and Gerard Smyth for readings from If Ever You Go. Hodges Figgis Bookshop, Dawson Street. Booking not necessary.

 

Thursday 17th April 2pm

Literary Walk. Many of the poems in If Ever You Go are reflections on O'Connell Street and the surrounding streets. Join Pat Liddy on a tour that will visit several of these sites where you will discover their stories and history and enjoy extracts from the relevant poems before ending at The Church Café & Bar, Mary Street for complimentary tea & coffee. Walk duration approx 90mins. Meet at the Spire (opposite The GPO). Fee €10 (€8 concession). Numbers limited. Booking essential. e Tel: 01 8329 406 or go to www.walkingtours.ie

 

Thursday 17th April 6pm

Poet Mary Guckian will read from her work accompanied by music from Victor Feldman (clarinet). Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street. Admission free. Booking advised. Email: pearsestreetlibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 674 4888

 

Thursday 17th April 6:30pm

Poet, novelist & biographer Anthony Cronin in conversation with Vincent Woods. 

National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street. Admission free. Booking not necessary

 

Friday 18th April 10am

Dublin City Bike Tours
Explore the streets of Dublin that have inspired poetry and song. Meet outside Isaac’s Hostel, Frenchman’s lane, off Lower Gardiner Street.
Duration 2.5 hours. Tickets €24. Booking www.dublincitybiketours.com Tel: 087 1341866

 

Saturday 19th April 10:30am

Dublin Discovered:
Cruise the Liffey aboard the Spirit of Docklands and immerse yourself in the poetry and history of Dublin’s river.
Tickets €14 (concessions available). Booking essential Tel: 01 473 0000 or visit  www.dublindiscovered.ie

 

Saturday 19th April Lunchtime

Archive at Lunchtime. Free screening of Paul Durcan - Dark School (dir. Alan Gilsenan 2009) Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar. Full details at www.ifi.ie

 

Saturday 19th April 3pm

Yeats and Company: Literary Walk Paul O'Hanrahan recalls the poetry and writers associated with Stephen’s Green and Merrion Square on this strolling recital through the grandeur of Georgian Dublin. Duration approx 90mins. Start at National Library of Ireland entrance, Kildare St. Tickets €10. Numbers limited. Booking essential at www.tickets.ie/onecityonebook

 

Sunday 20th April 11:30am

Dublin Discovered:
Cruise the Liffey aboard the Spirit of Docklands and immerse yourself in the poetry and history of Dublin’s river.
Tickets €14 (concessions available). Booking essential Tel: 01 473 0000 or visit  www.dublindiscovered.ie

 

Monday 21st April Lunchtime

Archive at Lunchtime. Free screenings of Oíche Nollag le Máire Mhac and tSaoi directed by James Kelly, Mnemosyne Lay in Dust Memories of Austin Clarke directed by Stephen Bean and The Selfish Giant produced by Reiner Film. Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar. Full details at www.ifi.ie

 

Monday 21st April 7:30 – 9pm

Music from If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song.
The Church Café & Bar, junction of Mary Street & Jervis Street. Admission free. Booking not necessary.

 

Monday 21st April Lunchtime

Archive at Lunchtime. Free screenings of short poetry-related films featuring the work of a glittering array of Irish poets including Brendan Behan, Máire Mhac an tSaoi, Austin Clarke, Oscar Wilde and Seamus Heaney. Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar. Full details at www.ifi.ie

 

Tuesday 22nd April 1pm

Musical Tales. A concert featuring music by Irish composers inspired by poetry - Contemporary Music Centre.                                                 Pearse Street Library, 138-144 Pearse Street. Admission free. Booking essential. Email: pearsestreetlibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 6744888

 

Wednesday 23rd April 1pm

Musical Tales. A concert featuring music by Irish composers inspired by poetry - Contemporary Music Centre.                                                  Cabra Library, Navan Road. Admission free. Booking essential. Email: cabralibrary@dublincity.ie Tel: 01 8691414

 

Wednesday 23rd April Lunchtime

Archive at Lunchtime. Free screening of Imeall: A Tribute to Seamus Heaney produced by Red Shoe Productions. Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar. Full details at www.ifi.ie

 

Wednesday 23rd April 8pm - SOLD OUT

Celebrating Seamus Heaney Dublin City’s tribute to Seamus Heaney with the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, Paul Brady, Colette Bryce, Gabriel Byrne, Ciaran Carson, Zoë Conway, Theo Dorgan, Peter Fallon, Lisa Hannigan, Niall Hannigan, Michael Longley, Donal Lunny, Medbh McGuckian, Neil Martin, Paula Meehan, Paul Muldoon, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáín, Liam O’Flynn, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra conduted by David Brophy, Paul Simon and Tomas Venclova in an evening of poetry and music. A Dublin City Council and Poetry Ireland event.
National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace. Booking essential. Admission: €25, €20 (Conc. available) Tel: 01 417 0000 or online www.nch.ie

 

Thursday 24th April 6.30pm

A reading by Sinéad Morrissey, recent winner of the TS Eliot Prize for poetry, as part of the RDS Library Speaker Series..
RDS Library, Ballsbridge. Admission free .  Booking essential Email: librarydesk@rds.ie  Tel: 01 2407254 or www.rds.ie/speakerseries

 

Friday 25th April 10am

Dublin City Bike Tours
Explore the streets of Dublin that have inspired poetry and song. Meet outside Isaac’s Hostel, Frenchman’s lane, off Lower Gardiner Street.
Duration 2.5 hours. Fee €24. Booking www.dublincitybiketours.com Tel: 087 1341866

 

Friday 25th April 9:30pm

An Góilín Traditional Singers' Club celebrates If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song by with songs and poems from the book and other Dublin songs.
Club na Múinteoirí/The Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square West. Booking not necessary. Admission €3. Info: www.goilin.com or 086 2940652

 

Saturday 26th April 11:30am

Dublin Discovered:
Cruise the Liffey aboard the Spirit of Docklands and immerse yourself in the poetry and history of Dublin’s river.
Tickets €14 (concessions available). Booking essential Tel: 01 473 0000 or visit  www.dublindiscovered.ie

 

Saturday 26th April Lunchtime

Archive at Lunchtime. Free screening of Alive Alive o: A Requiem for Dublin (dir. Sé Merry Doyle 2001 featuren the poetry of Paula Meehan. Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar. Full details at www.ifi.ie

 

Saturday  26th & Sunday 27th April 3pm

A Dublin Saunter encompassing Dublin’s poetry, songs and stories presented by Centre Stage Players.
The Pearse  Museum, St. Enda's Park, Grange Road,  Rathfarnham. Admission: €5  Bookings Tel: 01 4934208

 

Sunday 27th April 2-5pm

Special Letterpress Event. The Museum will host a special letterpress event to celebrate Dublin: One City One Book 2014. Visit www.nationalprintmuseum.ie  for more information closer to the date. National Print Museum, Garrison Chapel, Beggar’s Bush Barracks, Haddington Road. Admission free. Booking not necessary.

 

Monday 28th April Lunchtime

Archive at Lunchtime. Free screening of See You at the Pillar - A wry literary tour of Dublin, directed by Peter Baylliss. Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar. Full details at www.ifi.ie

 

Monday 28th April 7:30 – 9pm

Music from If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song.
The Church Café & Bar, junction of Mary Street & Jervis Street. Admission free. Booking not necessary.

 

Tuesday 29th April 7:30pm

If Ever You Need, a very good read. Twenty titles you simply must read with Kate Bateman and Niall MacMonagle.
Assembly Hall, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire. Admission free. Booking essential.
Email:
libraries@dlrcoco.ie Tel: 01 214 7970

 

Wednesday 30th April Lunchtime

Archive at Lunchtime. Free screening of Meet the Quare Fella, Brendan Behan interview directed by Fred O'Donovan. Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar. Full details at www.ifi.ie

 

Wednesday 30th April 7pm

A Dublin Saunter encompassing Dublin's poetry, songs & stories presented by Centre Stage Players.  National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street. Admisision €5 Booking not required. Seats on a first come, first served basis. 

 

Wednesday 30th April 8:30pm

Music, spoken word & comedy with The Brownbread Mixtape.                                                                                                                                       Upstairs in The Stag's Head Pub, 1 Dame Court. Admission €5. Booking not necessary.

 

Walking Apps:


Patrick Kavanagh, A Dublin Literary Trail gives an insight into the life and work of one of Ireland’s finest poets. Walk the trail from the Grand Canal to Raglan Road and experience his poetry and gaining further insights into his life and presence in the area. The free app is available for download on http://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/id450226634#

 

Exhibitions


National Library of Ireland


Celebrate the work of WB Yeats by visiting the NLI exhibition Yeats: the Life and Works of William Butler Yeats. For more information and opening hours visit www.nli.ie

 

Podcasts/Broadcasts


A series of podcasts by leading poets and critics to accompany the If Ever You Go anthology is available for free download at www.ucd.ie/scholarcast from 1 April 2014. Speakers include Lucy Collins, Micheal O'Siadhail, Peter Denman and Peter Sirr.

Tune into RTÉ Radio 1 during the month of April and hear a poem a day from the anthology.

 

Special Offer


Trinity College Old Library and Book of Kells exhibition, reduced admission price of €6.50 on production of the One City, One Book programme during the month of April.