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Danger, Danger, READ All About It!!
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This Spring children in Dublin and beyond are encouraged to read Danger is Everywhere–  a guide to avoiding danger in everyday situations with Dangerology Expert Docter Noel Zone.

The Citywide Reading project for children is organised by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and Dublin City Libraries, in conjunction with Puffin Books and runs from January to March 2015. The campaign encourages children to read for pleasure.


Danger is Everywhere was written by David O'Doherty and illustrated by Chris Judge.


More details of events running during the campaign here http://www.dublincityofliterature.ie/danger-is-everywhere.html

01 Jan 2015
31 Mar 2015

Dublin: One City, One Book 2015

Roddy Doyle’s The Barrytown Trilogy is the Dublin: One City One Book Choice for 2015. The Barrytown Trilogy, published by Vintage, brings Roddy Doyle’s three acclaimed novels featuring the unforgettable Rabbitte family together in one volume.

  • The Commitments (1987) charts the rise (and even more rapid fall) of Jimmy Rabbitte's soul band and their bid for stardom in 1980s Dublin.
  • The Snapper (1990) centres on the speculation around Sharon Rabbitte’s pregnancy and
  • The Van (1991) follows Jimmy Rabbitte Senior and his pal Bimbo as they attempt to cash in on Ireland’s legendary adventures at the 1990 World Cup.

Festival events will be posted on the Dublin: One City, One Book website in the next few months www.dublinonecityonebook.ie and the programme will be available from all Dublin City Libraries from March.

To celebrate Dublin One City, One Book 2015, Hot Press Magazine has launched a major national writing competition entitled Write Here, Write Now. In the Barrytown trilogy Roddy Doyle created the fictional suburban of Barrytown and the aim of this writing competition is for you to create your own Barrytown in 500 words. There are two categories, one for 5th & 6th year students in Second Level schools and one for Third level students. For full details on the competition, the rules and the prizes go to http://bit.ly/1tI4g2C

01 Apr 2015
30 Apr 2015


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