Please note that our lecture series is now sold out. However, a small number of tickets are usually made available on the door, priced at €15. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the lecture you wish to attend. 

24th January

5:30pm Garret Fitzgerald 1926-2011
Alan Dukes remembers the life and times of Garret FitzGerald

7:00pm After The Tenements
Ruth McManus on the construction of Dublin, 1910-1980

21st February

5:30pm Dublin & The Great Hunger
Oonagh Walsh reveals the secret legacy of the Famine on Dublin

7:00pm Contingency Governs All
Kevin Myers on the role played by chance in Irish history

14th March

5:30pm The Royal And Grand Canals
Jim O’Riordan on the rich artistic links between Dublin and its two canals

7:00pm Young Dev
David McCullagh on the first fifty years of Éamon de Valera’s life

18th April

5:30pm Ireland’s Cracked Mirror
A short history of Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison by Tim Carey

7:00pm Dublin Childhoods, 1900-2000
Marnie Hay chronicles the fun and games, trials and tribulations of kids in Dublin

16th May

5:30pm Margaret Burke Sheridan 1889-1958
Anne Chambers presents the life, music and artefacts of Ireland’s great prima donna

7:00pm Gatekeepers
Selina Cartmell unlocks the archive of the Gate Theatre

20th June

5:30pm C.J. Haughey – Prince Of Power
Conor Lenihan on the most charismatic and controversial politician of his generation

7:00pm James Joyce’s Dublin In Song 
Sinead Murphy and Darina Gallagher sing Joyce’s favourite bawdy ballads!


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Please note that tickets to individual lectures are not currently available. If a lecture is not booked out in advance, there will be tickets available on the door, priced at €15.