Previous Exhibitions

The National Library has a long tradition of mounting high quality exhibitions of material from its collections. Follow the links below to find out about exhibitions which have been displayed in the National Library and the National Photographic Archive in recent years.


Portraits of Ibsen
Main Building, Kildare Street: 19 September - 30 October 2006.

Poole’s Photographic Stores: photographing Waterford
National Photographic Archive: 03 July 2006 - 16 October 2006

Centenary Shadows: photographs of Samuel Beckett by John Minihan
National Photographic Archive: 29 March - 27 May 2006

A Century of News Photography: to mark the centenary of the Irish Independent 1905-2005
National Photographic Archive: 18 October 2005 - 31 March 2006.

Regeneration: The West of Ireland 1892 -1914
National Photographic Archive: 23 June 2005 - 10 October 2005.

Once Upon a Time
Main Building, Kildare Street: 10 June - 22 July 2005.

Streets Broad and Narrow
National Photographic Archive: 07 March - 28 May 2005.

The Mirror of Ireland
National Photographic Archive: 11 November 2004 - 28 February 2005.

James Joyce and Ulysses at the National Library of Ireland
Main Building, Kildare Street: 15 June 2004 - 10 May 2006.

Ireland at Work
National Photographic Archive: 06 November 2003 - 21 February 2004.