Exhibition

Book of drawings from McDonagh & Pearse Towers 2003-2004

Book of Drawings from McDonagh and Pearse Towers 2003-2004, by artist Liz Comerford, is on permanent display in Ballymun Library.

Ballymun Library opening hours are as follows: Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm; Friday and Saturday 10am - 5pm, closed Sunday.

Suffragist City: Women and the Vote in Dublin

SuffragistsJanuary and February at Dublin City Library and Archive

In February 1918 the Representation of the People Act was passed and women who were over 30 years of age were finally allowed to vote. Eleven months later, the voters of Dublin elected Constance Markievicz, the first woman to win a seat at Westminster.

Suffragism was the conviction that votes should be extended to women. By the early years of the twentieth century, the suffrage campaign had gained sufficient momentum to be regularly debated in parliament. The 1910s was a decade of great social and political turbulence. The Home Rule crisis, labour unrest, the outbreak of the First World War, and the Easter Rising splintered the cosy certainties of the British Empire. The cause of suffragism added to the tumult as women asserted their political rights. Suffragists in Ireland endured ridicule, assault, and imprisonment in their quest for social justice but 1918 was their year of victory. This exhibition tells their story.

Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History

Jacobs' Fig RollsDecember 2017 to March 2018 at The Vaults at City Hall

Drawing on the vast Jacob Biscuit Factory Archive held at Dublin City Library and Archive, this major exhibition explores all aspects of the factory’s twentieth century history and its impact on lives of Dubliners. Colourful panels demonstrate the history of the factory, the workers, the products it produced and its role in Irish life. Find out the fascinating history of the Jacobs cream-cracker, who was the marketing genius to develop the concept of Jim Figgerty, and how did major national and international events from World Wars to 1916 Rising impact the business, customers, and staff. 

Exhibition opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00 -17.15. Closed for Christmas period 22nd December until 3rd January 2018

This exhibition is developed by Dublin City Archives and funded by Dublin City Council Decade of Commemorations.

Around the Table Exhibition

Around the TableJanuary in Raheny Library

Around the Table, a Dublin Culture Connects project about food in Dublin connected with communities old and new across Dublin’s historic Central Area. An exhibition of photographs, taken by artist Jeanette Lowe over a five-month period as part of Dublin’s Culture Connects: National Neighbourhood, will be on view in the Central Library (Ilac Centre) until the end of June. This project worked collaboratively with communities, artists and The National Library of Ireland tracing the passage of food from the docks to the markets and from our streets to our tables.

The images on display reflect strong communities built on camaraderie and loyalty forged through work, through shared interests and passions, through family ties and through networks of support. They reflect the life generated by the food we buy, cook and share moving through the city.

Exhibitions on Display in January

ExhibitionExhibitions will be displayed in Cabra, Coolock, Finglas, Inchicore, Raheny and Dublin City Library & Archive.

  • Cabra Library - The Spirit of San Jose
  • Coolock Library - History of Coolock Exhibition
  • Dublin City Library & Archive -Suffragist City: Women and the Vote in Dublin (January and February)
  • Finglas Library - Befrienders Photography Exhibition (until 13 Feb)
  • Finglas Library - Finglas Camera Club Photography Exhibition
  • Inchicore - Children's Art Competition Display
  • Raheny Library - A Tradition of Service: A History of Merville Dairies

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