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.


Power and Privilege: photographs of the Big House in Ireland 1858-1922
An exhibition of life in Ireland's "Big Houses"

Witness to War: the War of Independence and Civil War through the Lens of WD Hogan
National Photographic Archive 16 January 2010 - 31 May 2010

Bantracht na Tuaithe
Bealtaine 2010 - An Príomhfhoirgneamh

Shemus Cartoons from the Freeman's Journal
Main Building, Kildare Street from 9 December 2009 until 1 March 2010

If ever you go to Dublin town
Íomhánna allabhracha de Bhaile Átha Cliath sna 1950í agus 1960í

Strangers to Citizens
2/3 Kildare Street 12 December 2007 - 17 October 2009

"A Bird's Eye View of Ireland"
An Chartlann Náisiúnta Ghrianghrafadóireachta: 5 Samhain 2008 - Feabhra 2009.

Planes, trains and automobiles
National Photographic Archive: 26 June 2008 - 25 October 2008

James Bourchier - a life dedicated to Bulgaria (Loan exhibition)
Main Building, Kildare Street: 22 September 2008 - 10 October 2008

Beyond the Pale
An Chartlann Náisiúnta Ghrianghrafadóireachta: 27 Feabhra 2008 - 31 Bealtaine 2008