The National Library of Ireland offers tours and workshops of our exhibitions and collections that can be carried out in our library and in the classroom. Here you will find information about organising a school trip to the NLI, using our online exhibitions and the workshops that are available to download.
Booking a tour/workshop
Tours and workshops of the Yeats and Discover exhibitions are available every Thursday morning by appointment only. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Please choose from the exhibition tours and workshops listed below and email your booking to the learning and outreach department or telephone 01 603 0346
Yeats: the life and works of William Butler Yeats
Here you can find information about the tour and the workshops we offer primary schools visiting the Yeats exhibition. We have also included some information about WB Yeats to help prepare for your visit. Alternatively it is possible to download a Yeats trail which is fillled with activities and puzzles to guide you around the exhibition or the online exhibition.
Yeats in the class room
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
The Yeats exhibition is also available online. Here you will find information about how to use our Yeats online exhibition and a range of activities that can be carried out in the classroom including the Yeats trail. The Yeats trail is filled with puzzles and questions to guide you around the exhibition. It can be used in the Yeats exhibition in the NLI or can be used to navigate our online exhibition.
Discover your National Library
There are over 8 million items in the National Library’s collection and in this exhibition primary school classes can view some of our amazing treasures. Here you will find information about the tour and workshop we offer primary classes.
Discover Your National Library
Discover your National Library in the class room
If you are unable to visit the Discover exhibition many of the exhibits are featured on the Discover your National Library online exhibition.
Classroom in Waterford
Small Lives, a photographic exhibition of Irish childhood from 1880 to 1970 took place in the National Library - Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar from August 2011 - May 2012. Although the exhibition is now finished, you can follow the exhibition activity trail which is available below and view the photographs.
Small Lives in the class room
You can view the photographs on our flickr site and complete the worksheet in class.
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