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

Bread and Roses: Strumpet City Revisited

On 17th April from 7-8.30pm Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 will broadcast Bread and Roses: Strumpet City Revisited that took place in Dublin Castle on the 3rd April.

RADE perform duologue from The Risen People at Social Inclusion Week

To coincide with the city celebrations for Dublin: One City, One Book and the 1913 Lock Out RADE will perform a duologue by Rashers and Hennessy from The Risen People by James Plunkett at the official launch of Social Inclusion Week.

Date:               Monday April 29th

Time:               11.30am

The Works

Strumpet City featured on RTÉ's The Works last night. If you missed the piece or want to see it again, it is available at

Special Offer

Brooks Hotel is celebrating Dublin: One City, One Book by offering a free copy of Strumpet City when you enjoy an overnight stay there this April.  This is the perfect opportunity to get lost in a story about early twentieth century Dublin while enjoying a break in the Dublin of today.

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