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

Bread and Roses: Strumpet City Revisited

Please note that Bread and Roses in Dublin Castle on the 3rd April is booked out.

The Book on One

Strumpet City will be on The Book on One from Monday 1st to Friday 26th April. The Book on One airs at 11:10pm each weeknight on RTÉ Radio 1.

Strumpet City - Read an Excerpt


At 3.15 a.m., with spectral quiet, His Majesty’s yacht Victoria

and Albert approached the harbour mouth and lay to. And at half

past six, with the first light, the workmen had finished. They

looked with some pride on the result of their labours. The floral

arch was ready for the disembarkation. It stood mute and beautiful

at the harbour mouth, its green leaves stirring a little in the

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The 1913 Lockout in Poetry,Song and Story

City Hall Lunch Time Lectures will take place every Tuesday in April at The Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.

Admission Free. In Association with Dublin One City One Book Festival.

Lectures will take place on the following dates:

Tuesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th April at 1.10–1.50pm

 No booking required.

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