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

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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.


Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10am - 8pm;
Friday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm. No booking required.

See Also: Patrick O’Connell: The forgotten story of his football career, a talk by Cormac Moore on Tuesday 21 November at 1pm in Dublin City Library and Archive

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