Main Programme 2019


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THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER

 

 

 

Understanding Arts Audiences: Online Marketing and Selling Tickets

In Association with Words Ireland

Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm

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In Conversation with Bryan Fanning

In Association with EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm

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The Business Clinic 

Liam Fennelly, Sean Gallagher and Siobhán Murray 

In Association with Local Enterprise Office – Dublin City

Time: 6.00pm

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Pat McCabe 

In Conversation with Áine Lawlor

Time: 6.30pm

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A Letter Marked Personal  BOOKED OUT!

By J.P. Donleavy

Time: 8.00pm

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FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER

 

 

 

DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddPhotography and Art Exhibition 

Correspondences: An Anthology to Call for an End to Direct Provision 

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm, Friday – Sunday

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddBook Art Exhibition

By Art, Design and Three-Dimensional students

In Association With Ballyfermot College Of Further Education

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm, Friday – Sunday

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Return to Sender: Revisiting John Hinde’s Ireland

By Paul Kelly

Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm, Friday – Sunday

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddIrish Publishing Trade Day

In Association with Publishing Ireland

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddWriting Ireland’s History – Historical Fiction BOOKED OUT

With Niamh Boyce, Patricia O’Reilly, Eibhear Walshe

In Conversation with Nessa O’Mahony

Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddWriting the Script: Letters and Literacy in Medieval Ireland BOOKED OUT

With Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Timothy O’Neill

In Association with The Royal Irish Academy

Time: 2.30pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddLiterary Walking Tour

With Pat Liddy

In Association with Pat Liddy Walking Tours

Time: 2.30pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddVoices from the Past

With Louise Kennedy, Leeann Lane, Eoin O’Brien

 Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm

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RTE Radio 1 Arena Live Show – Winter Papers

With Kevin Barry,  Siobhán McSweeney, Sue Rainsford and Patrick Freyne

In Conversation with Seán Rocks

Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

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Republic of Shame BOOKED OUT

With Caelainn Hogan

In Conversation with Katie Hannon

Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddBook Launch: The Lammisters

By Declan Burke 

Time: 6.30pm 

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Shane O’Mara + NEW SPECIAL GUESTS! NEW TICKETS ADDED

In Association with Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin

Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddThis Literary Life

With Wendy Erskine and Thomas Kilroy

In Conversation with Mary McCarthy

Time: 8.00pm – 9.00pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddTakin’ the Mic at DBF 

With MC Ciara Ní É and Special Guest Oisín Fagan

In Association with Irish Writers Centre

8.30pm*

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SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER

 

 

 

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Dublin City Libraries Readers’ Day  BOOKED OUT

With Rosita Boland, Jan Carson, Anne Griffin, Hugo Hamilton, Rónán Hession, Christine Dwyer Hickey

In conversation with Niall MacMonagle

In Association with Dublin City Libraries

Time: 10.00am – 1.30pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddWriting Short Stories with Danielle McLaughlin BOOKED OUT

In Association With The Irish Writers Centre

10.30am – 4.30pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddLiterary Walking Tour

With Pat Liddy

In Association with Pat Liddy Walking Tours

Time: 11.30am

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Ulysses Walking Tour BOOKED OUT!

With Robert Nicholson

Time: 12.00pm

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The Show Must Go On! 

With Caitríona Daly, David Horan, Stewart Roche and Ciara Elizabeth Smyth in conversation with Sara Keating

In Association with The Stinging Fly

2.00pm – 3.15pm 

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddMeet Gillies MacBain BOOKED OUT

With Gillies MacBain

Time: 2.00pm – 3.00 pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddLorcan Collins and Margaret Ward BOOKED OUT

In Conversation with David McCullagh

In Association with The National Library of Ireland

Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddMyths and stories: the building of the North Bull Wall BOOKED OUT

With Michael Branagan

Time: 2.00pm

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Entrance will be through main reception and parking is in the Staff Car Park. 

 

 

DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddBook Launch: Cur i gCéill

By Celia de Fréine

Time: 2.15pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddLiterary Walking Tour

With Pat Liddy

In Association with Pat Liddy Walking Tours

Time: 2.30pm

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Setting the Scene with Declan Burke, Jan Carson, Henry McDonald and Glenn Patterson NEW AUTHOR ADDED

In Association with Arts Council Northern Ireland

Time: 3pm

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Richie Sadlier

In Conversation with Lynn Ruane

Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddYes, We Still Drink Coffee!  BOOKED OUT
Stories of Women Human Rights Defenders

Presented by Fighting Words and Front Line Defenders

With Catherine Dunne, Hilary Fannin, Lia Mills, Azra Naseem, Sheila O’Flanagan and Monica McInerney

Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm 

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddBook Launch: Correspondences: An Anthology to Call for an End to Direct Provision BOOKED OUT

Edited by Jessica Traynor and Stephen Rea

Time: 5.45pm – 7.00pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddThe Lilliput Press 35-Year Celebration (1984 – 2019)

With Rob Doyle, Adrian Duncan, Kevin Power, Alice Lyons, Elske Rahill

Time: 6.00pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddBook Launch: Dark Enchantment

By Dorothy Macardle

Time: 6.30pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddThe Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy at 40

With Erin Fornoff, Sarah Maria Griffin, Shane Hegarty, Colm O’Regan, Dave Rudden

In Conversation with Rick O’Shea

Time: 7.30pm

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SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER

 

 

 

DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddWriting for Children and Young Adults

With Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Nicki Howard, Bob Johnston, Ivan O’Brien, Faith O’Grady, Sarah Webb

In Conversation with Aoife Murray from Children’s Books Ireland 

Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddThe War of Independence Walking Tour

With Lorcan Collins

Time: 11.00am

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddLiterary Walking Tour

With Pat Liddy

In Association with Pat Liddy Walking Tours

Time: 11.30am

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddDiplomatic Walking Tour  CANCELLED

With John Gibney

Time: 12.00pm

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Meet the Artists

With the Art, Design and Three-Dimensional (ADT) students of Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Time: 12.00pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddOnce, Twice, Three Times an Aisling 

With Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght

In Conversation With Rick O’Shea

Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddMeet the Photographer

With Paul Kelly

Time: 1.30pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddIreland’s Emerging Writers

With Adrian Duncan, Nicole Flattery, Ian Maleney, Lucy Sweeney Byrne

In Conversation with Madeleine Keane

Time: 1.30pm – 3.00pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddGabriel Fitzmaurice

In Conversation with Fintan O’Toole

Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddCaitríona Perry

In Conversation with Rick O’Shea

Time:  2.30pm – 3.30pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddBook Launch: Dark Beauty: Hidden Detail in Harry Clarke’s Stained Glass  ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT!

By Lucy Costigan & Michael Cullen

Time:  2.30pm – 3.30pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddNature and Poetry ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT!

With Patrick Deeley and Catherine Phil MacCarthy

In Association with Poetry Ireland

Time: 3.00pm

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DBF-2019-EventImages-600x900.inddColm O’Regan and Bernard O’Shea

Time:  3.30pm – 4.30pm

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Martin Doyle

Literary Quiz  ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT!

With Martin Doyle

Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm

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