8 September to 28 October 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. See also: Remembering Life in Jacob’s Biscuit Factory on 30 September and From Bishop Street to Buenos Aires: Jacob’s Biscuit Factory, Dublin a talk by curator Wendy Williams on 5 October.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday & Saturday 10am to 5pm (8 September - 28 October 2017)
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.
Dublin Remembers: Stories from the Somme focuses on personal stories of individual Irish men who fought at the Battle of the Somme between July – November 1916. Drawing on the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive, the exhibition includes photographs, and images of medals, uniforms, documents and other original artefacts as well as first-hand accounts of life in the trenches during the Battle of the Somme. The exhibition also considers what public reaction to the Battle of the Somme was like in Dublin 1916, and how the Battle of the Somme has been commemorated over the past 100 years.