Dublin Book Festival

Online, Monday 8th 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.

Monday 8th November - Monday 15th November


Halloween Drive-in Movies at Leopardstown

Leopardstown Racecourse

Retro Drive in Movies is returning with a roster of beloved Halloween classics (for both adults and kids) on Sunday, October 10th at Leopardstown Racecourse and running right up until Halloween night. Expect flicks like Hocus Pocus, Friday the 13th, The Addam's Family, Nightmare Before Christmas, Nightmare on Elm Street and more Halloween favourites.

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Richmond Barracks Book Club: ‘Home Stretch’ by Graham Norton


This October, our book club will read and discuss ‘Home Stretch’ by Graham Norton. It is 1987 and a small Irish community is preparing for a wedding. The day before the ceremony, tragedy strikes. Lives are shattered and reverberations are felt throughout the small town, drawing secrets, unspoken longings and long-held regrets to the surface. ‘Home Stretch’ is the third novel written by the author, presenter and comedian Graham Norton. About the Book Clubs The book clubs are held on the last week of every month. We start each session with an inclusive discussion about the c

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The Library Project

An initiative of PhotoIreland, HALFTONE Print Fair returns to The Library Project for its seventh edition this November. The fair brings together artists working in a diversity of disciplines whose output manifests in printed form and it showcases the best photographic works. Visitors enjoy hundreds of framed and unframed prints at desirable prices. The fair opens on Monday 1st November during regular opening hours, and runs until the 28th November. Artists are selected through invitation and an open call aimed at fine art printers, illustrators, designers, photographers and creatives al

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