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Dublin: One City, One Book 2014

The Dublin: One City One Book title for 2014 If Ever You Go: a map of Dublin in poetry and song is something completely different yet very Dublin.

If Ever You Go: a map of Dublin in poetry and song is a collection of poems, ballads and songs from a range of literary luminaries connected with Dublin. The book will enable the reader to continually make new connections and discoveries on a virtual tour of the City of Words. Edited by Pat Boran and Gerard Smyth and published by Dedalus Press, If Ever You Go : a map of Dublin in poetry and song is a unique volume of writing about Dublin, from early to modern times and IS available to borrow from libraries and to buy in bookshops.

It includes writing by both historical and contemporary figures, among them Swift, Synge, Yeats, Joyce, Kavanagh and Ó Direáin as well as Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Dermot Bolger, Paula Meehan, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Derek Mahon. There are songs and ballads from the city's colonial past, verses by leaders of the 1916 Rising, and portraits of the modern city with its Spire and Luas tram, its Celtic Tiger 'prosperity' and its post-Celtic Tiger challenges.

Full programme details are available on the dedicated festival website www.dublinonecityonebook.ie


As part of the month long festival Dublin City Council in assocation with Poetry Ireland will be paying tribute to Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney in a special evening of music and poetry on Wednesday 23rd April. Participants for the evening are the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, Paul Brady, Colette Bryce, Gabriel Byrne, Ciaran Carson, Zoë Conway, Theo Dorgan, Peter Fallon, Lisa Hannigan, Niall Hannigan, Michael Longley, Donal Lunny, Medbh McGuckian, Neil Martin, Paula Meehan, Paul Muldoon, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáín, Liam O’Flynn, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra conduted by David Brophy, Paul Simon and Tomas Venclova in an evening of poetry and music. This event is now SOLD OUT.

01 Apr 2014
30 Apr 2014

Words on the Street
Dublin 2

Eleven Countries, Eleven Voices, Eleven Venues, One Great Evening

Words on the Street - European Literature Night


A bright spring evening wandering around Nassau Street and the surrouding areas in Dublin listening to well known Irish people evoking life in modern Europe - maybe stopping for a drink on the way....does that sound enticing?


Words on the Street - European Literature Night will happen in cities across Europe on the same night - Thursday 15th May.


In Dublin well known Irish people will read contemporary writing from twelve European countries in twelve venues, many of which are unusual and not normally easily accessible to the public.


Máire Doyle Kennedy, Anne Doyle, Phelim Drew, Joe Duffy, Bryan Murray, Aengus MacGrionna, Jon McGregor Aoibhinn McGinnity, Blathnaid Ní Chofaigh, Fiachna Ó Braonáin will be joined by others in places such as the Alliance Francaise, Buzwell's Hotel, Europe House, Freemason's Hall, Hodges Figgis, Mansion House, National Library of Ireland, Royal College of Physicians, Royal Irish Academy, St. Ann's Church and No. 5 South Leinster Street.


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15 May 2014


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