The Five Lamps – a play by Roddy Doyle

The Five Lamps Play by Roddy Doyle

The Five Lamps Arts Festival and Co-Motion Media present the new stage work by Roddy Doyle, first presented at the Five Lamps Arts Festival in April 2023. The show is an adaptation from the Life Without Children collection by Roddy Doyle published in 2021. Adapted and Directed by Joe O’Byrne, and starring Eoin O’Sullivan, the […]

The “One Fur All: A Tail of Changing Ireland” Book Launch

Cover of Fergus the Fox Book Five Lamps Event

The Five Lamps Arts Festival was proud to support the launch of “One Fur All: A Tail of Changing Ireland” on the 21st July in the Hogan Stand Pub. This is the second book about the fearless Fergus the Fox. He’s a heroic, furry fella who helps save the other black and white sionnaigh trapped […]

100 Years a Blooming

Bloomsday on June 16th is the day James Joyce’s Leopold Bloom set off on his epic jaunt through our capital’s streets, filled with characters who would be immortalized in perhaps the greatest novel in literature.  Also this year we celebrate 100 years since Ulysses was first published so pro photographer John Carroll revisited places in […]

“I REMEMBER…” book launch

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Winners of the “Short Story Competition” announced!

The winners of the “Short Story Competition” have been announced! CONGRATULATIONS! Well done and a big thank you to all the keen young writers that entered this competition. Over 100 young people from around the country sent their stories,  and the standard was extremely impressive.  The winning story was “Words” by Jonathan Walsh. Here are […]

Ann Cullen appointed Poetry Ireland’s Poet in Residence

Ann Cullen has been appointed the first Poetry Ireland’s Poet in Residence. For the next two years she will be working with community groups in the North East Inner City, including students of Marino College of Further Education. She will certainly contribute to the arts in the area and are looking forward to working with […]

Drag Storytime

Drag Storytime is a storytelling session facilitated by drag performers: Drag Queens, Drag Kings and queer performers. The phenomenon began in the San Francisco, USA in 2015 as Drag Queen Story Hour and since then it has taken off worldwide. The story sessions are generally 60-90 minutes and include reading story books with themes of […]

Music and Poetry at the Hugh Lane Gallery

Enjoy a mix of traditional Irish and classical music as well as poetry in the relaxing surroundings of the Hugh Lane Gallery with the Albiez Trio and poet Theo Dorgan.

44 Seville Place in association with Irish Writers Centre

44 Seville Place is the new one man show from writer, director and performer Peter Sheridan, who grew up in a family of seven, not far from the river Liffey on Dublin’s north docks. 44 Seville Place is directed by Maggie Byrne and produced by Donal Shiels. Set in the 1960s, 44 Seville Place is his funny, warm and […]

Bus Eireann Tour of d’Northside

Join us for a bus tour of the North Inner city area where Roddy Doyle’s ‘Barrytown Trilogy’ was set. An actor will read excerpts from the books and Pia Dunne will sing soul songs from The Commitments. This is part of the “One City One Book” week. The ‘Barrytown Trilogy’ consists of the first three novels by Irish writer Roddy Doyle and […]

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