The Jonathan Swift Festival
Join us this November to celebrate the life and work of Ireland’s most popular author.
From November 23-26, celebrate the life & work of one of Ireland’s most visionary authors on his 350th birthday.
The Jonathan Swift Festival will animate venues around Dublin & bring Swift's legacy to life.
Listen to ballads from 300 years ago, take walking tours around Swift’s Dublin, watch a theatrical performance or sit down to eat a dinner in the beautiful surrounds of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.
Immerse yourself in Swift's life and work, and hear from contemporary writers, musicians, historians and performers taking up Swift's challenge to “Go, traveller, and imitate if you can this earnest and dedicated champion of liberty.”
The Jonathan Swift Festival is run by Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. It is supported by both Failte Ireland and Dublin City Council and collaborates with a number of cultural institutions across the city who have a historic or thematic link to Jonathan Swift’s life and work.
In 2017 these include; Marsh’s Library, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, Trinity College, The Irish Writers Centre, and St Patrick’s Mental Health Services.