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.


In Search of Ireland, 1913
National Photographic Archive: 14 November 2007 - 11 February 2008

Eyewitness: Colman Doyle
National Photographic Archive: 19 July - 5 November 2007

Lines from Life
Main Building, Kildare St, 1 May – 31 May 2007

Gallant Sons: Irishmen and the Great War
Main Building, Kildare Street: 5 April - 30 April 2007.

Island Life: the islands of Ireland
National Photographic Archive: 28 March – 11 June 2007

If I were a Blackbird
Main Building, Kildare Street: 1 November 2006 - March 2007

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

Poole’s Photographic Stores: photographing Waterford
An Chartlann Grianghrafadóireachta Náisiúnta: 03 Iúil 2006 - 16 Deireadh Fómhair 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.