The Jonathan Swift Festival
Join us this November to celebrate the life and work of Ireland’s most popular author.
From November 29th-December 2nd, 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.
Join us this November/December to celebrate the life and work of Ireland's most popular author.
Awaken Your Inner Giant at The Jonathan Swift Festival as we explore the life and legacy of one of Ireland's greatest luminaries.
Challenge yourself at one of our public debates and discussions. Have your funny bone tickled at “Swift Laugh's.” Relax and join us for a “Swift Beer” at our 18th Century Tasting Session.
Transport yourself to fantastical lands of music and performance. Lose yourself in the magic and mayhem of “Gulliver's Fair” in which the market place of Swift's most famous work comes to life.
From Satire to Science – This year's Festival has it covered as we invite you from near and abroad to celebrate with us the many words and worlds of Jonathan Swift.
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.