Dublin Book Festival

Online, Friday 12th November - Monday 15th November

The Dublin Book Festival is one of Ireland’s most successful and vibrant book festivals, running since June 2006.  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.

DBF has grown year on year. Last year, we had over 11,000 unique viewers of our online events. We featured almost 200 authors across 60 events, and we grew our family of trusted partner organisations, venues and sponsors. We can’t wait to see what 2021 brings.

DBF2021 is in the early stages of planning, so we want to hear from publishers, authors, artists and audiences across the country. If you have a book due for release this year that would be a good fit for DBF2021, we want to hear from you! Do you have an event idea that you’d love to see at this year’s festival? Then send us an email!

Supported by Arts Council of Ireland, Irish Copyright Licensing Agency, Dublin City Council, Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.

Friday 12th November - Monday 15th November


Bealtaine at Home


Bealtaine Festival at Home - Age & Opportunity's national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic  Bealtaine is again coming to you, at home! They're continuing the celebration by adding events, videos, and resources to their website. Check in with them regularly for updates. Established in 1995, Bealtaine is one of Ireland’s largest co-operative festival and the world’s first national celebration of creativity in older age. The Festival has inspired a number of international festivals including Luminate in Scotland, Gwanwyn in Wale

More Details

An Introduction to Collins Barracks


Join an online introductory tour to learn about the history of Collins Barracks, from the 1700s to the present day and its transition from Barracks to Museum, taking in some of the highlights from the Museum's military history and decorative arts collections.

More Details

The Art of Witness:A creative exploration of language, identity and culture


Smashing Times and Mother Tongues Art Festival present The Art of Witness: A creative exploration of language, identity and culture About this Event Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, in conjunction with the Annual Mother Tongues Arts Festival 2021 are delighted to host ‘The Art of Witness’, a presentation of creative practice and an online panel discussion exploring themes of language, identity and culture on the island of Ireland. ‘The Art of Witness’ takes place online on Friday 14 May 2021 at 7.30pm. Artists and panel members are award-winning wri

More Details