Online Exhibitions

Zoom in on the detail of rare documents and photographs from our collections, and find out more about the historical background, and key people and places in The 1916 Rising: Personalities and Perspectives.

From a school report in 1877 ("Very poor in spelling"), to an ink blotter that was on his desk when he died in 1939 (still revising the Circus Animals' Desertion), and through everything personal, political, and literary in between, enjoy our award-winning exhibition Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats.

Microsites accompanying our First World War exhibition – World War Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience – and one on The Dublin Lockout of 1913, the largest labour conflict in Irish history, unprecedented in scale and ferocity.

Five mini exhibitions that we've shared on Google's Cultural Institute, showcasing photographs and documents from our collections: Signatories; Easter Rising; The Big House; Dubliners; and Witness to War.