Dublin is chalk full of free or inexpensive lectures, talks, and workshops on everything from history, to politics, celebrities, climate change... you name it! Here's a list of places to look to find something you're interested in.


Search for your passions, enquire about lectures in general, are there any motivational speakers in Dublin for you? Eventbrite lists a number going on across the city.

Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College holds a series of lectures throughout the year, available to the general public. See below for more information on their Public Lecture Series from a few select schools – you don’t have to a be a TCD student to access!

  Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre – School of English

  School of Philosophy

  Department of Sociology

Dublin Science Gallery

Located within TCD campus, interesting event series include End of the World night course! 

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

A stimulating series of talks by artists, critics and curators as well as film screenings,  portfolio courses, art workshops and drawing classes take place in the Hugh Lane Gallery on a regular basis.

Lectures and film screenings are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. Early arrival is recommended as places may be limited. Check their website for all upcoming events! 

Dublin City Libraries

Numerous events going on at libraries around Dublin. Please speak with individual libraries about registration requirements.

Visit Dublin

Whilst mainly directed towards visitors, Visit Dublin still lists intriguing readings and lectures for all to enjoy.

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