Current Exhibitions

The National Library welcomes visitors to enjoy one of our free exhibitions on Kildare Street and in the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar.

Beyond Leaving
Through photography, Skype interview and video, photographer David Monahan's show tries to fathom the distance between expectation and reality for the current Irish emigrant.

Learn more about the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation

World War Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience
... through our collections of letters, diaries, recruiting posters, newspaper reports, cartoons, and leaflets dating from 1914-1918.

YEATS: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats
An exhibition that celebrates one of the great poets of the twentieth century and the unique collections of the National Library of Ireland