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 there will be an imaginative programme that will animate The Barrytown Trilogy through music, film and public readings in April 2015.

Barrytown trilogy film scenes

The Programme will include 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

Inis Fáil - Isle of Destiny

On Wednesday 17th April at 7pm the IFI will screen Inis Fáil - Isle of Destiny which shows Strumpet City's author James Plunkett presenting a general portrait of Ireland for the BBC. This will be followed by Look Up and Live Ireland in Transition, a five-minute extract showing an interview with James Plunkett commenting on the suppression of writers by the Catholic Church.

Bestsellers' List

Dublin: One City, One Book choice for 2013 Strumpet City has returned to the top of the bestsellers' list

Music events for Dublin: One City, One Book

The Contemporary Music Centre presents Musical Tales 2013 – two concerts in Dublin City Libraries as part of One City One Book – featuring Royal Irish Academy of Music Miriam Kaczor (flute), Evelina Ndlova (electric piano) and Margaret Bridge, (choral conductor with a choir of eight singers), presented by composer Benjamin Dwyer  

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.


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