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

Musical Tales

Due to circumstances outside of our control Musical Tales in Rathmines Library on Thursday 3rd April and the Central Library on Friday the 4th April will not take place. We are trying to organise alternative dates so please check the events page for updates.

Special Offer at Brooks Hotel

To celebrate Dublin: One City, One Book, Brooks Hotel are running their Brooks Book of the Month package for the month of April when they will offer guests a copy of If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song. Full details of this offer are available at

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Dublin: One City, One Book Pop Up Poetry

As part of the I Love My City strand of St. Patrick's Festival there will be a Pop Up Poetry Shop in the Tourist Office, Suffolk Street this Saturday 15th March 12 - 5:30pm and Sunday 16th March 11:30am -3pm.

Many of the poets who feature in the book will be popping in to read and talk about their poetry. Here is the list of participants


Saturday 15th March

Celebrating Seamus Heaney

Seamus HeaneyDublin City is celebrating the life and work of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney at a special event in the National Concert Hall on Wednesday 23rd April 2014.

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