Culture Night 2019 ... Come on in!

Friday 20 September, 5pm – 11pm

Our doors will be open across 4 city centre locations for Culture Night 2019 ... and we would like you to join us!

Visit us throughout  the evening at:

Main Building, 7 Kildare Street: Wander in through the entrance hall and take in the many features including the stained glass windows and mosaic tiled floor. Meet our welcoming staff and learn about the library - what we do and what we are planning to do!

View the magnificent reading room, immerse yourself in the works of William Butler Yeats in the award winning exhibition, Yeats: the life and works of William Butler Yeats.

Genealogy: Should you be interested in exploring your family history, there will be a team of genealogists in our Genealogy Advisory service with information and advice throughout the evening.

Conversation SalonDrop in from 7pm to 9.30pm. Hosted by Heather Bourke, these informal café style gatherings bring together people to have conversations about a whole range of topics. They are friendly, welcoming events where you meet new people and get to hear different opinions and ideas.
Over tea and coffee in small groups choose from an enticing conversation menu. Just bring along a sense of curiosity about what other people have to say, their opinions, ideas, beliefs, how they think. 

Music at 7.30pm & 8.30pm
Brazilian Bossa Nova & more…….

We welcome Luana Matos (Vocal) and Robson Rocha (Guitar) of the LR Project for a musical experience that will entertain with a wide selection of music and song. Including classic hits, jazz and children’s songs there will be something for everyone. Dancing is optional!

Café Joly will be serving Culture night treats throughout the evening.

All welcome!

2/3 Kildare Street: World War Ireland: Exploring the Irish Experience – Learn about the unique aspects of the Irish WWI experience in this exhibition which draws on the NLI’s collections of letters, diaries, recruiting posters, newspaper reports, cartoons, handbills, and leaflets dating from 1914-1918. Listen to recorded readings of letters, diaries and poems in the Sounds of War area.

National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar: Visit the current exhibition - A Modern Eye: Helen Hooker O'Malley's Ireland

The exhibition gives a fascinating insight into a modern, independent woman’s creative vision of post-Independence Ireland. It is the first major retrospective of the photographic work of American-born Helen Hooker O’Malley (1905-1993), who was inspired by Ireland for more than 50 years. Helen's photographs capture her decades-long love affair with the landscape, history, and people of Ireland.  Chat to the exhibition curators about the photographs.

Open: 5pm-9pm with last admission at 8.30pm

Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre, Westmoreland Street: ‘Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again’ Exhibition. Stroll in through the beautiful Georgian entrance hall and wander through the exhibition.

Open: 5pm-9pm with last admission at 8.30pm

All welcome! Free admission to all 4 locations.

NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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