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

Dublin: One City, One Book 2015

Date: 19th August, 2014

Dublin City Council’s Public Library Service is delighted to announce that Roddy Doyle’s The Barrytown Trilogy is the Dublin: One City One Book Choice for 2015.

Dublin City Librarian Margaret Hayes says “Dublin: One City One Book is about bringing Dublin’s literature to a wider audience. The Barrytown Trilogy is sure to help us to build on the incredible success the initiative has enjoyed. Dublin City Public Libraries will produce an imaginative festival programme which will animate the book through music, film and public readings in April 2015.”


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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Dublin City and the 1913 Lockout - Seminar

Full day seminar in The Dublin City Library & Archive to mark the launch of a new book of essays entitled A capital in conflict: Dublin city and the 1913 Lockout.

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Boys and Girls Come Out To Play

On 6th April Dublin’s City Hall will echoe to the sound of children playing as part of Dublin: One City One Book 2013 which celebrates James Plunkett’s classic tale Strumpet City.

James Plunkett's Papers

James Plunkett's papers are held in the Department of Manuscripts at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St. Dublin 2. The papers contain manuscripts and typescripts of the novel featuring numerous handwritten changes and notes as well as a number of RTÉ production scripts. This material may be accessed with a Reader's ticket


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