Culture Night 2022: Come on in!

Join us on Friday 23 September as we celebrate Culture Night 2022.
We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our three locations.

In Kildare Street, the doors will be open from 5pm – 11pm and all are welcome!
Wander in through the hall to view the beautiful reading room which will be open thorough the evening, view the Lego model of the library and enjoy performances by Cantairí Avondale.

Exhibitions open

Yeats: the life and works of William Butler Yeats

Yeats: the life and works of William Butler Yeats will be open in the main building on Kildare Street until 11pm. Sit awhile and listen to some of the poet’s best loved poems and stroll through the exhibition exploring the many interests of WB Yeats: Ireland, literature, folklore, theatre, politics, the occult – and his significant influence on modern Irish cultural identity.

Ireland on the Box: 5pm – 9pm (last entry at 8.30pm)

'Ireland on the Box' is an exhibition celebrating six decades of television in Ireland in our National Photographic Archive Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 will be open until 9pm. This collaboration between RTÉ and the National Library of Ireland (NLI) is curated by RTÉ Archives and explores entertainment, drama, sport, music, education and news and current affairs programming, through RTÉ's remarkable collection of photographs. 

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again: 5pm – 9pm (last entry at 8.30pm)

Enjoy a self-guided, 'after-hours' tour of the exhibition on Culture Night. Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again draws on the National Library's extensive archive of Heaney documents to bring the visitor on a multi-sensory journey from the poet's humble origins through his remarkable career.
This exhibition is at the Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre at College Green – entrance via Westmoreland Street

Performance @ NLI, Kildare Street

This Culture Night we welcome Cantairí Avondale to the library who will give three performances of the same programme in the elegant surroundings of the library’s hall. The 30 minute programme of music, specially selected to reflect the importance of the music and poetry collections held in the National Library will take place at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. Each piece performed will be a setting of a poem by a celebrated poet and will be preceded by a reading of the poem. It will include the poetry of Yeats, Kavanagh, Coleridge, Bridge, and Rückert.

Booking is not required.

NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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