Drawing on histories that were previously swept under the carpet, the Dublin Festival of History will celebrate the lesser-known stories of the city’s LGBT+ communities as part of this year’s varied programme of events.
The Festival will see over 150 walks, tours, exhibitions, and talks, taking place across Dublin City between 1st and 20th October, all of which are free to attend.
A Queer History Tour of Kilmainham Gaol takes place at Kilmainham Gaol Saturday, 12th October at 10am. This tour will focus on the lives of LGBT prisoners associated with Kilmainham Gaol. It will also explore the use of the Gaol as a place of punishment for those convicted of [what were then regarded as] homosexual crimes, in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
This year’s Festival includes walking tours and exhibitions, on everything from food to music and science, and the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings.
The full programme can be found at www.dublinfestivalofhistory.ie.
Dublin Festival of History is brought to you by Dublin City Council, and organised by Dublin City Public Libraries.
Further information on the festival can be found on:
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/DublinFestivalofHistory/
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/HistFest
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/histfestdub/
- And by following the hashtag, #HistFest2019.