Current and Future 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.


From Ballots to Bullets, Ireland 1918-1919
Explore two turbulent years of Irish history through contemporary photographs, newspapers, and ephemera from our collections – includes children's time travel trail and activities

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

World War Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience
World War Ireland brings visitors into the lives of those who experienced WWI 'over there', and on the home front

YEATS: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats
Literature, folklore, personal life, politics, theatre, the occult – all of WB Yeats is here