Current Exhibitions

01 Nov 2018 - 07 Jan 2019
1 November 2018 - 7 January 2019   Light Keepers is a collection of 25 artworks capturing the unique world of Irish lighthouses .The paintings and lifescapes not only show the physical structures but also capture the echo of the lives lived by the keepers and their families. Where possible, the artwork is based on narratives told by retired light keepers and their families who once lived in the most desolate and beautiful headlands and offshore lighthouse stations on the Irish coastline.   Gerald Butler Talk Tuesday 20 November, 7.00pm Free event, all welcome. No booking required. Gerald Butler, author of The Lightkeeper: A Memoir (2013) will give a talk beside Geraldine O’Sullivan’s exhibition.

 

26 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
26 Nov – 21 Dec   The women in this vibrant exhibition have excelled in the arts and entertainment, science and medicine, politics, sports, aviation and adventure. Find out more about these remarkable Irish women; from Dún Laoghaire-born artist Sarah Purser to ground-breaking architect Eileen Gray   Linked to the new book of the same name by author Sarah Webb, this exhibition celebrates the centenary of votes for women in Ireland and the women who fought to change history.
05 Oct 2018 - 08 Jan 2019
Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World. Curated by former dlr Writer in Residence, Sarah Webb 5 Oct 2018 - 7 Jan 2019  

The women in this vibrant exhibition have excelled in the arts and entertainment, science and medicine, politics, sports, aviation and adventure. Find out more about these remarkable Irish women, from Dún Laoghaire-born artist Sarah Purser to ground-breaking architect Eileen Gray, including plenty of contemporary trailblazers such as Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and athlete Sonia O'Sullivan. Linked to the new book from O’Brien Press of the same name by Sarah Webb and illustrated by Lauren O’Neill, this exhibition celebrates the centenary of votes for women in Ireland and the women who fought to change history.

 

05 Nov 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
Thanks to the family of Charles Stanley Cuthbert who donated their grandfather’s manuscript, we have an original account by a surviving Irish soldier who fought in WWI. The manuscript has been conserved and digitised and is accompanied by a number of artefacts, including shrapnel taken from a wound sustained by Charles in 1918. Level 5, dlr LexIcon
19 Sep 2018 - 07 Jan 2019
  This exhibition highlights the history of Irish Lights between 1911 and 1923. Irish Lights’ overall mission of safe navigation at sea, is looked at in the context of the wider political and economic developments of the time. The exhibition uses hitherto unexplored sources from the Irish Lights’ archive to present a new and distinctive view of modern Ireland’s most critical decade.
07 Nov 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
Remembered: A Bray Man in the Great War Curated by dlr Libraries’ staff member Seán Downes. 7 Nov 2018-31 Jan 2019   This is the story of Private 21526 Cleary, John of ‘D’ Company, 9th Dublins, but it is also the story of his comrades and includes extracts from their surviving letters. John Cleary, like so many others, has no known grave, and no photograph of him exists to date. But he is always remembered.
21 Jan 2019 - 21 Jan 2019

Dunleary Lifeboat Project

21 Jan-4 Feb

Launching Mon 21 Jan 6.00-8.00pm. All welcome!

The Dunleary Lifeboat No. 658 was stationed in Dún Laoghaire Harbour from 1919 until 1937. In that time it saved 55 lives and is an important part of the harbour’s history and heritage. The boat was rescued and returned to the harbour by The Dunleary Lifeboat Project, a community association whose goal is to restore her to full sea-going condition so that she can be used as a heritage asset in the harbour taking groups of visitors on short historical trips. The exhibition will trace the story of the Dunleary Lifeboat, her rescue and her future as part of Dún Laoghaire’s rich maritime culture.