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.

Patrick O’Connell: The Man who Saved FC Barcelona Exhibition

Friday 10 November to Tuesday 21 December 2017 at Dublin City Library & Archive

Born in Drumcondra in 1887, Patrick O’Connell played for Liffey Wanderers, Belfast Celtic and Manchester United before moving to Spain to manage FC Barcelona in the 1930s where he is credited with saving the club from financial ruin.

This exhibition traces the life and career of this outstanding football manager, all but forgotten in his native city until recently.
Featuring football memorabilia from Patrick’s career, the exhibition will also be accompanied by a series of talks throughout November. The display also includes information on the Sports Archive in Dublin City Library and Archive. The exhibition is curated by the Patrick O’Connell Committee.

Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History

Jacobs' Fig Rolls8 September to 8 November at Dublin City Library and Archive

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. 

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday & Saturday 10am to 5pm (8 September - 8 November 2017)

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

Guided tours of the exhibition are also available on Tuesday mornings for the duration of the exhibition. By special request, we have organised an extra guided tour on Saturday 4 November at 3pm.

Books in Life - a photographic exhibition

Jean Marc GodesNovember 2017 in Charleville Mall Library.

Books in Life – Livres en Vie is a Photographic Exhibition by Jean Marc Godès.
Jean Marc Godès was born in Guadeloupe and currently lives in France. Jean Marc, photographer, leads an artistic research dedicated to promotion of books and writing. He carefully creates scenes with books as the central actors. Godès offers us many imaginative answers to the question ‘what a book can be and do’. The collection of photographs shows how books transform and ignite our imagination.
The photographs from his collection "BOOKS IN LIFE" have found a natural place in book networks, libraries, book fairs, literacy agencies ... but also in spaces dedicated to contemporary art in France and abroad.
Through this first audiovisual piece, he still continues to use his artistic research in exploring moving images.

Books in Life Exhibition

Jonathan Swift and Dublin Exhibition

Jonathan Swift2 - 17 November at Rathmines Library and 21 to 30 November at St Patrick's Cathedral

This new exhibition marks the 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift and focuses on Swift’s interaction with his native city. This exhibition produced by Dublin City Library & Archives seeks to place Swift within the context of his Dublin from Hoey’s Court, St Werburghs, his birthplace, to Trinity College where he was educated, St Patrick’s Hospital, which he founded as the first hospital to cater for patients with mental health problems and St Patrick’s Cathedral where he was Dean and which is his final resting place.

Exhibitions on display for November

Exhibitions will be displayed in Ballyfermot, Cabra, Charleville Mall, Coolock, Dublin City Library & Archive, Finglas, Raheny and Rathmines Libraries

  • Ballyfermot Library - “Artworks by Fiona” an exhibition of abstract painting in acrylic by Fiona Dowling
  • Ballyfermot Library - “Wearable” Exhibition on fibre art by BCFE students
  • Cabra Library - Goirtin  “Green Art” Exhibition
  • Charleville Mall Library - Books in Life Exhibition
  • Coolock Library - Coolock Library Art Group Exhibition
  • Coolock Library - Donnycarney Family Support Service - Childrens Art Piece   - for children.
  • Dublin City Library & Archive - Jacob's Biscuit Factory & Dublin:  An Assorted History (8 September - 8 November)
  • Dublin City Library & Archive - Patrick O’Connell: The Man who Saved FC Barcelona Exhibition (10 November - 21 December)
  • Finglas Library - Befrienders Dublin - launch of photography exhibition
  • Raheny Library - Raheny Camera Club Exhibition
  • Raheny Library - St Mary’s Art Group Exhibition
  • Rathmines Library - Jonathan Swift and Dublin (2 - 17 November)