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Dublin Book Festival 2012

The Dublin Book Festival takes place in a number of venues around Dublin, including Smock Alley Theatre in the Temple Bar district of Dublin City from the 14th to the 18th of November. The Festival includes readings, workshops, guest appearances and children’s events.

Dublin Book Festival 2012The venues include Smock Alley Theatre, one of the oldest theatres in Dublin, also The Gutter Bookshop on Cow’s Lane in Temple Bar, The National Library of Ireland on Kildare Street and Pearse Street Library.All of these venues are only a ten minute walk from the front door of the Central Hotel and where better place to unwind after attending some of the events than in the award winning Library Bar in the hotel.

Throughout the Festival there are talks taking place on just about every aspect of writing and publishing in Ireland, including those aimed at young writers and children.

For more information on the festival download the Dublin Book Festival PDF.


Dublin Tall Ships Races

The Dublin Festival Tall Ships Race takes place in Dublin City from the 23rd to the 26th of August. The first Tall Ship arrived on Sunday night in Dun Loaghaire early due to bad weather. The race commenced in St. Malo, France in early July and from there to LIsbon, then to Cadiz before arriving in Dublin later this week.

This year there has been tough sailing condition, with gale force winds and only 6 vessels remain in the race to Dublin Port.

The four day festival includes a number of fun events, in addition to the Tall Ships, with Bulmers Live Music Dock – bringing free music to Dublin beside the CHQ; a Family Zone – Out of the Blue on Grand Canal Square – with street performers and wooden games. An Urban Culture Zone – with boards, beats an bikes in Hanover Quay and Grand Canal Square. For more information on the event – Dublin Tall Ships Festival.


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