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.

Exhibitions on display for April 2018

Exhibitions will be displayed in Ballyfermot, Ballymun, Cabra, Central, Dublin City Library and Archive, Finglas, Raheny and Rathmines libraries.

  • Ballyfermot Library - Celebrating Women in Ballyfermot
  • Ballyfermot Library - 1916 Street Banners & Art Exhibition
  • Ballymun Library - Photographic exhibition by Lar Boland highlighting the work of 3D printing technology at Corsu Hospital, Uganda.
  • Cabra Library - Mairead Harkin's Oil Paintings ( a local exhibition)
  • Dublin City Library and Archive - Doing their Bit: Irish Women and First World War. March - April
  • Dolphin’s Barn Library  -  Dublin’s Culture Connects: The National Neighbourhood - South Central Area
  • Finglas Library - Finglas Camera Club Group Spring Exhibition: ‘Looking Up In Dublin’
  • Raheny Library -   Suffragist City Exhibition
  • Rathmines Library -  Around the Table
  • Rathmines Library - Dublin’s Culture Connects: The National Neighbourhood - South East Area

Doing their Bit: Irish Women and First World War

Dublin womenApril at The Dublin Room, Dublin City Library and Archive

From working in munitions factories, V.A.D. nursing, supporting the war effort through charitable works, and leading the anti-conscription movement, World War 1 led to a multitude of different experiences for Irish women. The exhibition draws on the collections of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive and other material held at Dublin City Library and Archive to explore different aspects of these experiences and how they were impacted by class, religion and political persuasion. 

Suffragist City: Women and the Vote in Dublin

SuffragistsApril in Raheny Library

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.

Around the Table Exhibition

Around the TableApril in Rathmines 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.