Current Exhibitions

24 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

24 July-31 Aug

As we complete the recent local elections for 2019, it is timely to note that April 2019 marked the 120th Anniversary of the first local elections following the enactment of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898 which provided the legislative basis for much of our present local government system. It is of particular significance that women were given the franchise, albeit a limited one, for the first time in Ireland in the 1899 elections. The exhibition notes the importance of the role of the Councillor and raises public awareness on the work and activities of local authorities throughout the country.

06 Aug 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
The Exhibition runs from 6 August-30 September. Launch on Thurs 29 August as part of the Roger Casement Summer School. All welcome. (Time TBC)   Roger Casement (1864-1916) made two journeys into the north-west Amazon to investigate claims about the mistreatment of workers involved in rubber extraction and he wrote an official report exposing the desperate plight of indigenous Amazonian communities. Casement’s legacy as an activist and a revolutionary, not only for Irish Independence and against King Leopold II’s Congo Free State has fascinated generations of Peruvian intellectuals, among them José Carlos Mariátegui and Mario Vargas Llosa.   This exhibition has been compiled by the Embassy of Peru in Ireland with the support of the Dublin Festival of History, a Dublin City Council initiative.
06 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
6 August – 27 September. Level 4, dlr LexIcon Launch on 6 Aug at 6.30pm. All welcome.   The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co. Kildare, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018. To mark the occasion, the studio invited all members past and present, as well as guest printmakers who had participated in previous exhibitions, to make a print for this exhibition. The theme was open so as to allow participants demonstrate their influences, inspirations and personal style. All work is handprinted using a variety of processes.   Free Workshops:   Saturday 10 August, 11.00am-1.00pm Etching for beginners with Pamela de Brí. Room 1, Level 3.   Saturday 7 September, 11.00am-1.00pm Relief printmaking with Rebecca Homfray. Room 1, Level 3.   Saturday 21 September, 11.00am-1.00pm Drypoint for beginners with Margaret Becker. Room 1, Level 3.   Bookings via dlrlexiconlib@dlrcoco.ie or...
08 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

dlr LexIcon, 8 May-31 August

Nigel Curtin, dlr Local Studies Librarian, presents a short taster exhibition of promotional material held in the Local Studies Collections at dlr LexIcon. Fitting into that ‘grey’ literature of library holdings, these posters and pamphlets have recently been selected from the Local History collection for digitisation. This display highlights the importance of digitising such ephemeral material for posterity, capturing those moments in time, in addition to showcasing design trends, fashion and taste, so illustrative of social mores and local history.

24 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

24 July-31 Aug

As we complete the recent local elections for 2019, it is timely to note that April 2019 marked the 120th Anniversary of the first local elections following the enactment of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898 which provided the legislative basis for much of our present local government system. It is of particular significance that women were given the franchise, albeit a limited one, for the first time in Ireland in the 1899 elections. The exhibition notes the importance of the role of the Councillor and raises public awareness on the work and activities of local authorities throughout the country.

06 Aug 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
The Exhibition runs from 6 August-30 September. Launch on Thurs 29 August as part of the Roger Casement Summer School. All welcome. (Time TBC)   Roger Casement (1864-1916) made two journeys into the north-west Amazon to investigate claims about the mistreatment of workers involved in rubber extraction and he wrote an official report exposing the desperate plight of indigenous Amazonian communities. Casement’s legacy as an activist and a revolutionary, not only for Irish Independence and against King Leopold II’s Congo Free State has fascinated generations of Peruvian intellectuals, among them José Carlos Mariátegui and Mario Vargas Llosa.   This exhibition has been compiled by the Embassy of Peru in Ireland with the support of the Dublin Festival of History, a Dublin City Council initiative.
06 Aug 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
6 August – 27 September. Level 4, dlr LexIcon Launch on 6 Aug at 6.30pm. All welcome.   The Leinster Printmaking Studio, Clane, Co. Kildare, celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018. To mark the occasion, the studio invited all members past and present, as well as guest printmakers who had participated in previous exhibitions, to make a print for this exhibition. The theme was open so as to allow participants demonstrate their influences, inspirations and personal style. All work is handprinted using a variety of processes.   Free Workshops:   Saturday 10 August, 11.00am-1.00pm Etching for beginners with Pamela de Brí. Room 1, Level 3.   Saturday 7 September, 11.00am-1.00pm Relief printmaking with Rebecca Homfray. Room 1, Level 3.   Saturday 21 September, 11.00am-1.00pm Drypoint for beginners with Margaret Becker. Room 1, Level 3.   Bookings via dlrlexiconlib@dlrcoco.ie or...
08 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

dlr LexIcon, 8 May-31 August

Nigel Curtin, dlr Local Studies Librarian, presents a short taster exhibition of promotional material held in the Local Studies Collections at dlr LexIcon. Fitting into that ‘grey’ literature of library holdings, these posters and pamphlets have recently been selected from the Local History collection for digitisation. This display highlights the importance of digitising such ephemeral material for posterity, capturing those moments in time, in addition to showcasing design trends, fashion and taste, so illustrative of social mores and local history.

24 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

24 July-31 Aug

As we complete the recent local elections for 2019, it is timely to note that April 2019 marked the 120th Anniversary of the first local elections following the enactment of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898 which provided the legislative basis for much of our present local government system. It is of particular significance that women were given the franchise, albeit a limited one, for the first time in Ireland in the 1899 elections. The exhibition notes the importance of the role of the Councillor and raises public awareness on the work and activities of local authorities throughout the country.

06 Aug 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
The Exhibition runs from 6 August-30 September. Launch on Thurs 29 August as part of the Roger Casement Summer School. All welcome. (Time TBC)   Roger Casement (1864-1916) made two journeys into the north-west Amazon to investigate claims about the mistreatment of workers involved in rubber extraction and he wrote an official report exposing the desperate plight of indigenous Amazonian communities. Casement’s legacy as an activist and a revolutionary, not only for Irish Independence and against King Leopold II’s Congo Free State has fascinated generations of Peruvian intellectuals, among them José Carlos Mariátegui and Mario Vargas Llosa.   This exhibition has been compiled by the Embassy of Peru in Ireland with the support of the Dublin Festival of History, a Dublin City Council initiative.