Current On-site Exhibitions

22 Oct 2021 - 31 Jan 2022

22 October 2021 – 31 January 2022 (Level 3 until 30 November, Level 4 until 31 January)

This exhibition celebrates the work of Anne Makower and Christopher Fitz-Simon in theatre, opera, television and radio. Both worked in RTÉ from the earliest days, Christopher initiated such iconic series as Tolka Row, and Anne produced most of the classical music programmes throughout her extensive career whilst juggling her other career as a soprano in recitals, oratorio and opera.  Christopher held executive positions at the Abbey Theatre, the Irish Theatre Company and the Lyric Theatre, Belfast.  He has lectured on Irish theatre in ten countries on four continents and had published widely on the theatre in Ireland. The exhibition includes a recent interview with poet and playwright Vincent Woods.

Online version at our online exhibitions page.

06 Dec 2021 - 09 Feb 2022

6 December 2021 – 9 February 2022

To mark the centenary of the signing of the Treaty, an outdoor exhibition was launched by An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Lettie McCarthy at dlr LexIcon on 6 December 2021. The Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations began after more than two years of violence in Ireland, which ended with a truce on 11 July 1921. Dún Laoghaire Harbour, the ‘Gateway of Ireland’, played an important role in the road to Irish Independence over the following months. Gateway to Independence charts the role of the Harbour as a place of departure and arrival for the negotiating delegation and includes up-close photographs of the men and women involved in this crucial time for the emerging new state.

17 Jan 2022 - 25 Feb 2022

17 January 2022 - 25 February 2022 (Deansgrange Library)

The artistic and varied collection of photographs in this exhibition were created by patients and staff who attended a photograpy course in the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) for Adults and Children, Dún Laoghaire.

The images from this exhibition are available to purchase to raise vital funds for the hospital. If interested, please contact:

09 Dec 2021 - 09 Feb 2022

9 December 2021 - 9 February 2022 (LexIcon, Level 3)

The Big House formed the private domain for generations of the political, military and financial elites of Ireland and while it was largely removed from the everyday experience of Irish men and women, it often stood at the centre of the local economy, providing employment for those living in the area. The world of the Big House became increasingly unsteady as Ireland tilted towards independence and the grand houses that survived the fires of the 1920s faced further change during the twentieth century. Many of them were adapted and changed for use as convents, hospitals and schools.
There is an accompanying publication of the same title available at dlr LexIcon or Dubray Books, price 15 euros.

See also the online exhibition Cottages in Livery: The Gate Lodges of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown