Festival of History running into October

by Rachel Cunningham
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The annual Dublin Festival of History will be continuing until next Sun, October 10, with a programme that combines online and in-person events, writes Rachel  Cunningham.

 The main theme of this year’s festival is is Partition, The Truce & The Anglo-Irish Treaty. The festival will include a series of of online history talks that will be recorded in the Chapel in Swords Castle and will be available to view on the Fingal Libraries YouTube channel.

Offline events will include an LGBTQ+ walking tour of Dublin with activist and social historian, Tonie Walsh, a conversation between award-winning writer Susan McKay and books editor of the Irish Times, Martin Doyle and a family tour of Dublin.

The free festival has been organised by Dublin City Libraries, in partnership with the Dublin City Council Culture Company. Now in its ninth year, the festival has built a reputation for shining a fresh perspective on history and its importance in our everyday lives, attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile programme of history talks and debate each Autumn.

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