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.

For more information: Ballymun Library, tel: (01) 842 1890 Email: ballymunlibrary@dublincity.ie

What in the World?

Kevin Street Library, 16-31 January  

The exhibition What in the World?  50 countries in 50 stories, is taken from the RTE Television series of the same name. The exhibition features compelling human rights stories using still photographs, quotations from people featured in the films along with a montage of footage from the series. The issues highlighted reflects the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, a set of 17 goals which were co-facilitated by Ireland as a path to a more sustainable future. 

World Braille Day at the Central Library

Louis BrailleCentral Library, Saturday 4th January, 10am - 3pm

In celebration of World Braille Day, there will be display of Braille material and also an opportunity to experience a "hands on" Braille activity such as making your own name in Braille format.

This is as a drop-in activity ( no booking necessary) facilitated by INBAF, the Irish National Braille and Alternative Formats Association at the  Central Library, Ilac Centre from 10-3pm Saturday 4th January. All ages welcome.

Pavee Roads Home Exhibition

Finglas Library, Tuesday 10-Monday 23 December

Pavee Roads Home ia an innovative project designed by a group of Traveller men exploring cultural identity through research and personal history. The men, who are part of the Men's Health Programme at Pavee Point took a number of months to document the history and journey of their families from when they travelled the roads to when they arrived in Dublin. The men worked on developing their family trees. Thery had to collect and research the information from older members of the family - as some Traveller births and deaths were not registered. 

‘A Christmas Spectacle: The Story of Panto in Dublin’ Exhibition

June RogersPearse Street Library, until the end of January 2020.

Dublin City Library and Archive is pleased to present its latest exhibition. The exhibition is located in the Dublin Room of Pearse Street Library (138-144 Pearse Street) and is running until the end of January 2020.  Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm Friday-Saturday 10am -5pm and admission is free of charge.

Free tours can be arranged for groups on demand. If you’d like to find out more about booking a tour, please email us at: cityarchives@dublincity.ie or call us on (01) 674 4997.

Paul Strzelecki: a forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine

Rathmines Library 1-30 November

Paul Strzelecki's struggle to save thousands: a forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine. This exhibition tells the story of Count Paul ( Pawel) Strzelecki, a world renowned Polish explorer and scientist, who volunteered to work in Ireland to combat famine from 1847-1849. Count Strzelecki deserves wide recognition for his heroism, deep empathy and the impact he made during the catastrophic famine period. 

Goodbye Dublin: The War of Independence in the City

Dublin City Library & Archive, August 12th to October 31st.

Dublin City Libraries’ new exhibition commemorates the War of Independence in Dublin. Dublin played a central role in the War of Independence. The city was the seat of the British administration in Ireland, and had a heavy police and military presence. It was vital that the Irish Volunteers contested control of the city and demonstrated that British control over Ireland was loosening.

This exhibition tells the history of this conflict using contemporary photographs, ephemera, film, and a period Black and Tan uniform.

Euro 88 Homecoming - An Exhibition

Walkinstown Library, 4-31 July

Euro 88 Homecoming - an exhibition. Relive those magic memories of the win over England, Ronnie Whelan’s volley against USSR. Can it really be over 30 years ago?  This exhibition was created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Euro 88, with the content detailing the homecoming of Irish soccer team on their return to Dublin.  

Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World

Ballyfermot Library, 1-31 July

Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World - An Exhibition.  On display at Ballyfermot Library during July.  The women in this vibrant exhibition have excelled in the arts and entertainment, science and medicine, politics, sports, aviation and adventure. Find out more about these remarkable Irish women, from artist Sarah Purser to ground-breaking architect Eileen Gray, including plenty of contemporary trailblazers such as Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and athlete Sonia O'Sullivan.

Tony Gregory - Life and Work Exhibition

Tony Gregory Charleville Mall Library, runs throughout August

Tony Gregory - Life and Work: an Exhibition celebrating the life and work of the late Irish politician. Tony Gregory (5 December 1947 - 2 January 2009 ) was an Irish Independent politician, and a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Central constituency from 1982-2009. This exhibition looks at many aspects of his life and political career.

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