Alexander McCall Smith reading at Words on the Street at Abbey Presbyterian Church, 20 May 2015. Image copyright Dublin City Public Libraries

Words on the Street

The atmosphere around Parnell Square and the north city was buzzing, as contemporary literature lovers made their way between twelve beautiful and unusual venues for Words on the Street. This year’s European Literature Night  took place on Wednesday 20th May in 12 venues around Parnell Square,…

READ ARTICLE > June 8th 2015
Parnell Square Cultural Quarter, City Library Report, May 2015. Image © Dublin City Council

PSCQ Project Update

Parnell Square Cultural Quarter project sponsor, Brendan Kenny, Assistant Chief Executive, Dublin City Council, presented a project update report to the Council’s Arts, Culture, Recreation and Community Strategic Policy Committee meeting on 11th May 2015. The Parnell Square City Library report is now available to…

READ ARTICLE > May 27th 2015

Words on the Street 2015

European Literature Night. This year Words on the Street – European Literature Night is centred on Parnell Square, the future home of Dublin’s new City Library as part of Parnell Square Cultural Quarter. Sample the best of contemporary European writing from twelve countries, voiced by…

READ ARTICLE > May 5th 2015
Monday 13th April 2015: Dublin City Council have announced the shortlist for this year’s 20th International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. Lord Mayor Christy Burke and City Librarian Margaret Hayes are pictured with the 10 short-listed titles at Coláiste Mhúire,on Parnell Square, the location of the future Central City Library. Irish author Colum McCann’s TransAtlantic joins three novels in translation and books from Australia, Nigeria, the UK and US on this year’s shortlist. The winning book will be announced on 17th June. #impacdub20. Picture Jason Clarke Photography

Dublin Literary Award Shortlist Announced

The photocall for the announcement of the shortlist of the 20th International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award on Wednesday 15th April 2015 was held onsite in the former Coláiste Mhuire, Parnell Square North, location of the future City Library for Dublin, and also future home of the International Dublin Literary Award. Pictured…

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