Dublin Festival of History

October will see Dublin step back in time as The Dublin Festival of History will highlight the many historic events which have happened in Ireland over the years. 

The festival is an opportunity for Irish Citizens to learn more about their country but is also the perfect time to visit Dublin to absorb the culture, history and atmosphere.

The Dublin Festival of History will take place from the 1st of October to the 20th of October.

The Festival has gained a reputation for attracting best-selling Irish and international historians to Dublin for a high-profile weekend of history talks and debate in the late autumn.

This year’s festival will see over 150 walks, tours, exhibitions and talks take place across the city. Talks include:

  • 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.
  • An in-depth look at the partition of Ireland 100 years on from the War of Independence 

The Dublin Festival of History 2019 has partnered up with some great companies and businesses to ensure the few days will be memorable for example Central Bank of Ireland, 14 Henrietta Street, DALC, Dublinia, EPIC, Glasnevin Cemetery and many more.

With plenty of Events happening all over the City from the 1st to the 20th of October, you do not want to miss out so be sure to keep updated by visiting The Dublin Festival of History website and also checking out all of their social media accounts, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

If you require any further information regarding The Dublin Festival of History on (01) 674 4800 or email them at festivalofhistory@dublincity.ie

Why not finish off a day of celebrating Dublin’s history with an evening dining in the cities most historic dining room at FIRE Restaurant & Lounge. Originally built in 1864  as the ‘Supper Room’ for the Lord Mayor of Dublin, later it was used as a cultural centre before returning to its original purpose as a Supper Room when it became a commercial restaurant in the 1990s.

In 2005 the building became FIRE restaurant at The Mansion House. The building itself remains in the care of the state and The Lord Mayor is still in residence in the Mansion House who often comes to dine in ‘The Supper Room’

The building which FIRE Restaurant is connected to is The Mansion House which was built in 1710 and has been the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin since 1715. The first Irish Dáil took place in The Mansion House in 1919.

To read more about the history of ‘The Supper Room’ and The Mansion House click here.

We have plenty of menu’s available to choose from with dishes to suit everyone.

 Book a table here or contact us at: +353 (0) 1 6767 200 , fire@mansionhouse.ie

Walk ins are also welcome.