Current Exhibitions

The National Library has dedicated exhibition spaces both in its principal buildings on Kildare Street and in the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar. In addition to the major exhibitions on display in these areas, the Library regularly mounts smaller exhibitions in other parts of its buildings. Listed below are the exhibitions currently on display in National Library buildings.


'Ireland on the Box' at the National Photographic Archive
Enjoy photographs showing 60 years of television in Ireland.

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again
Go on a multi-sensory journey from Seamus Heaney’s origins through his remarkable poetic career

YEATS: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats – 7/8 Kildare Street
Literature, folklore, personal life, politics, theatre, the occult – all of WB Yeats is here in our award-winning exhibition