Current Exhibitions

20 Aug 2018 - 23 Oct 2018

The irony of the title above would bring a wry smile to the face of Des Branigan who was an ordinary seaman who achieved great things as a trade unionist, archaeological diver and maritime historian. This exhibition conveys a man who was deeply interested in helping people and his role in bringing one of the RMS Leinster anchors to Dún Laoghaire forms part of his fascinating story.

Also included is the Des Branigan maritime book collection, donated to dlr LexIcon in 2016. Exhibition curated by Joe Ryan, Irish Coast Guard (retired).

15 Oct 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
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 groundbreaking architect Eileen Gray. Linked to the new book from O’Brien Press by Sarah Webb, this exhibition celebrates the centenary of votes for women in Ireland and the women who fought to change history 15 Oct-17 Nov
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 Oct 2018 - 02 Nov 2018
Drawn by Hand is an exhibition of work from Margaret Anne Suggs’ recently published books; Cup of Tea, Me Nan Found a Leprechaun, and the best-selling, award-winning Pigín of Howth. There are hidden ladybirds, curious cats, and even recognisable scenes from Ireland. 5 October-2 November

 

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.
20 Aug 2018 - 22 Oct 2018
The S.S. Hare and S.S. Adela: Dublin Port in time of war 1914-1918 Travelling exhibition courtesy of David Cotter and Dublin City Public Libraries   On 14 December 1917, the S.S. Hare was torpedoed as it travelled from Manchester into Dublin Port, with the loss of 12 lives. On 27 December 1917, the S.S. Adela was torpedoed as it travelled to Liverpool from Dublin Port and 24 lives were lost. This exhibition tells their story and covers the rise of the U-boat threat 1914-18.   Photo: National Library of Ireland, LROY 11590
06 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018

World War 1 & Ireland's Humanitarian Effort Exhibition

The exhibition curated by St John Ambulance Ireland tells stories of the non-combatants, who volunteered to provide medical care and assistance for World War 1 casualties at home and overseas. Over 400 members of the St John Ambulance Brigade and the British Red Cross Society turned out when the RMS Leinster was sunk, treating the injured and attending to bodies recovered from the Irish Sea. 

Venue: dlr LexIcon Level 3

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.
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.