There are great opportunities to explore the culture, architecture and history of The Liberties over the coming months with some amazing festivals animating the area through Autumn.
Culture Night: 20th September
Venues and public spaces across the the city open their doors to host a programme of free late-night entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. Returning for its fourteenth year, Culture Night 2019 will take place on Fri Sep 20th and its the biggest programme ever for The Liberties & Historic Quarter. Highlights will include:
You’ll find the full Culture Night programme at culturenight.ie
Dublin Festival of History: 1st – 20th October
Taking place from the 1st to 20th October, this year’s Festival will see over 150 walks, tours, exhibitions and talks take place across the city. Everything from talks on the relationship between fashion and the city; a look at the history of housing prices in Dublin; anniversaries such as 50 years since the moon landing; the premiere of a documentary on the famous Alcock and Brown 1919 flight across the Atlantic ocean and much more. Look out for:
Its set to be a packed three weeks. Find our more at dublinfestivalofhistory.ie
IAF Open House Weekend 11th – 13th October
Open House Dublin (OHD) is Ireland’s largest architecture festival, inviting all citizens to explore their city. It works through a simple but powerful idea: showcasing outstanding architecture for everyone to experience. Buildings that aren’t usually accessible to the public and buildings of architectural merit open their doors for one weekend, with architectural tours provided by expert guides. All OHD tours are completely free!
Among this year’s D8 Treats are:
Full details at openhousedublin.com
Swift Festival: 21st – 24th November
Now in its third year, the Swift Festival celebrates one of the city’s most famous writer, thinker and satirist. This year explore Jonathan Swift’s Dublin! Take a tour of the city themed around the Georgian period, taste food from the period or have a go at singing Handel’s Messiah in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. We have a huge variety of events for all interests and ages.
More details at jonathanswiftfestival.ie