Swift 300 - Celebrating the Tercentenary of Jonathan Swift becoming Dean of Saint Patrick's Cathedra
This June, Dublin comes alive to celebrate Jonathan Swift. Featuring an exhibition in Marsh's Library, themed walking tours, and an unmissable evening of music and words from Swift's time. See Swift's Time Capsule - an exhibition in Marsh's Library, displaying objects that belonged to Swift or were associated with his life and work as Dean of Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Let's Walk and Talk is a free themed walking tour with acclaimed historian Pat Liddy taking in the many places associated with Jonathan Swift. Takes place on 14 June, meeting at the Bell Tower in Trinity College Front Square at 4pm.
Swift in his Own Words is an evening of music, recitals and readings from Swift's time told through his work and correspondence. Featuring June Rodgers, Eamonn Lawlor, the Revd Adrian Empey and the DIT Irish Traditional Music ensemble. Takes place on 14 June in Saint Patrick's Cathedral at 6pm. Choral Evensong takes place on 16 June, in Saint Patrick's Cathedral at 3.15pm to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Jonathan Swift's installation as Dean. The Most Reverend R.L. Clarke, Archbishop of Armagh, will preach at the Service.
Swift themed walking tours of Dublin will run throughout June. For more information on these, go to www.walkingtours.ie.