Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History

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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.  See also: Remembering Life in Jacob’s Biscuit Factory New date: on 25 October 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 - 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. New date: we have added 2 extra tours on Saturday 21 October.

Book a guided tour of the exhibition:


We may be able to schedule occasional tours for groups of 10+ at alternative times. Please contact us at cityarchives@dublincity.ie with details of your requirements.

Further information: cityarchives@dublincity.ie; 01 674 4997

Location details: Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

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