Such Riches by Donal McCaffrey (Excerpt)

It is a respect for words
in a tribute paid by a city to itself
Reflecting the fact that the poets
in the first instance
felt moved enough by the city
to gift it with the words and sentiments it evoked from them.


View Poems Inspired by Dublin.

"Yeats: The Life and Works of WB Yeats"
(from the National Library of Ireland)

Strumpet City discussed on The History Show

Strumpet City was discussed on RTÉ Radio's 'The History Show' on Sunday, 24th February. The show, hosted by Myles Dungan, included oral historian Mary Muldowney, Enda Leaney of Dublin City Public Libraries, and historian and journalist Padraig Yeates, discussing the book and the events of 1913. You can listen to the programme on the RTÉ Player (Duration: 31 mins).

One of the questions posed of the panel and people in the street was: Is Strumpet City Ireland's greatest historical novel?  What do you think?

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'Strumpet City' is Chosen Book for 2013!

Dublin City Public Libraries and Dublin UNESCO City of Literature are delighted to announce that the chosen book for April 2013 is 'Strumpet City' by James Plunkett. Published by Gill and Macmillan, it depicts a pivotal event in Irish social history - the mass lockout of trade unionists by employers in 1913 - and has a wonderfully memorable cast of characters - not least the city itself.

The Picture of Dorian Gray at the Abbey!

The Abbey Theatre is presenting 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' from the 3rd October to the 17th November for the 2012 Dublin Theatre Festival. Wilde's masterpiece was the selected book for 2010 Dublin: One City, One Book.

The Picture of Dorian Gray at the Abbey

This production has been especially commissioned from leading theatre-maker Neil Bartlett, one of Britain’s most acclaimed and original theatre-makers. 

You can read full details about the production on the Abbey Theatre's website.

AND you can borrow the book from one of our branch libraries and therefore get to read it before attending the production!

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Dubliners' Dubliners; from Araby to a Painful Case

As part of National Heritage Week and as a continued celebration of both Dublin: One City, One Book and Dublin UNESCO City Of Literature,  The Liberties Heritage Association and St Nicholas of Myra Heritage Projects is launching

Dubliners' Dubliners; from Araby to A Painful Case

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Wonderland Productions: James Joyce's Dubliners extended


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