2024 Events

Children’s Books Ireland International Conference 2024

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September 2024

The Children’s Books Ireland International Conference is a weekend-long celebration of the very best in children’s books. Taking place in September, this annual event is a unique opportunity to critically reflect on the impact, imagination and importance of books for young people. Anyone with an interest in and a passion for children’s books is welcome to attend and participate in what is always an outward-looking, lively and thought-provoking event. You can find more information here.

Dublin Festival of History 2024

Friday 27th September to Sunday 29th September 2024

The Dublin Festival of History will run from 27 September to 13 October 2024, with our Big Weekend at the Printworks, Dublin Castle from Friday 27 September to Sunday 29 September. The Dublin Festival of History is an annual free festival, brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin City Council Culture Company. Now in its twelfth year, the festival has built a reputation for shining a fresh perspective on history and its importance in our everyday lives, attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile programme of history talks and debate each Autumn. You can find more information here.

Patrick GaleSyrian Gulag‘ by Jaber Baker 
The Gutter Bookshop Temple Bar
Thursday 3rd October 6.30pm until 7.30pm

An estimated 300,000 people have been detained or have died in prison since the Syrian uprising broke out. Syrians can be arrested for liking a post on Facebook or for the political activities of a distant relative. They are imprisoned without trial, and tortured and starved, often to death.
This book is the first to expose the worst prisons in the Middle East, if not the world. In previous years it had been too dangerous to undertake research on this subject, but the enormous numbers of Syrians taking refuge in neighbouring countries and Europe has allowed unprecedented access to their stories. Based on interviews with both the victims and perpetrators, survivors’ memoirs and notes, as well as leaked regime archives, leaked photos, and leaked intelligence files, the book is a testament of the internment and imprisonment system in Syria under the rule of the Assads, father and son (1970-2020)
This Event is Free and Everyone is Welcome.

Echoes 2024 – Maeve Binchy Festival
Dalkey Castle
Saturday 5th October 9.30am until 5.30pm

Founded in 2017, Echoes proudly celebrates the life and work of Maeve Binchy (1939–2012), and Irish writers. One of Ireland’s best loved and most renowned authors, the huge international reach of Maeve’s writing can be seen in the translation of her work into more than forty languages. An annual festival held every October in Dalkey, Maeve’s home town, Echoes is programmed and hosted by Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre in collaboration with Maeve’s husband Gordon Snell, and celebrates Maeve’s writing and legacy alongside the best in Irish writing and contemporary writers.
Book your ticket here.

Dublin Book Festival 2024
6th-10th November 2024

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and dynamic book festivals, running since June 2006 in the heart of Ireland’s capital with its rich literary history. The annual public festival showcases, supports and develops Irish publishing by programming, publicising and selling Irish published books, their authors, editors and contributors – all in an entertaining, festive, friendly and accessible environment that reflects the creativity and personality of the Irish publishing sector and its authors. Both established and emerging writers from a variety of genres come together to explore their books, share their insights, engage in stimulating conversation with each other and their audiences, and celebrate the art of writing. This year’s dates are November 6th – 10th.
You can find more information here.

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