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Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World

Blazing a TrailThe 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.

Safety at Sea through War and Upheaval: Irish Lights 1911-1923

Irish Lights ExhibitionA joint collaboration of the Commissioners of Irish Lights and the Royal Irish Academy.

This exhibition highlights the history of Irish Lights between 1911 and 1923. Irish Lights’ overall mission of safe navigation at sea, is looked at in the context of the wider political and economic developments of the time.

The exhibition uses hitherto unexplored sources from the Irish Lights archive to present a new and distinctive view of Modern Ireland’s most critical decade.

Euro 88 Homecoming

Euro 88 HomecomingRelive 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. 

Evil Literature: Banned Books in Our Collection

The Country Girls trilogyThe Evil Literature exhibition is focused on a selection of banned books in the collections of Dublin City Reading Room and Dublin City Archives, including the work of Edna O’Brien. 

The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O’Brien, the book choice for Dublin: One City One Book Festival in 2019, was censored in Ireland. Edna subsequently became one of a number of active opponents to censorship and was involved in reforming the manner in which the Censorship of Publications Board operated from 1967.

Basic Irish Language Course

Pearse St Library, Monday 13 May at 6pm

This five-week course is designed and taught by tutors from Gaelchultúr.

War of Independence Lectures

War of Independence FlierDublin City's Historians in Residence are delivering a set of two part lecture series on the War of Independence.These will take place across a number of libraries and will be unique to each branch as our Historians In Residence explore the tumultuous years of the Irish War of Independence, featuring local stories and national events.

Card Making and Découpage

Phibsboro Library, Thursday 23 May at 10.30am
Raheny Library, Thurday 30 May at 10.30am ***FULLY BOOKED***


Learn to create beautiful and distinctive cards for all occasions. Materials provided – all you need is a little patience and plenty of imagination!

Sustainable Eco Crafts workshop

Walkinstown Library, Tuesday 28 May at 11.30am

Learn how to live without plastic and create homemade personalised eco gifts from cordial to Japanese wrapping.

Greyhound on Train - play by Carnation Theatre

Cabra Library, Tuesday 28 May at 2.30pm
Ballymun Library, Wednesday 29 May at 11am


The War of Independence story that no one has told. Meet four women, not ordinary women, but fghters in a struggle to achieve Irish Independence. This play is a jolt back in time to a turbulent period in Irish history. The title refers to the code used by Bridget Fitzpatrick, a central fgure in the Knocklong Ambush. Greyhound on Train is based on the real testimonies of these four extraordinary women.

Walking the Camino Santiago

Drumcondra Library, Thursday 30 May at 6.30pm

In this talk Andrea Ryan will cover the history of the Camino, how to train, how to cover the mileage and will recommend tips and hints on how to get the most from your journey.

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