Current On-site Exhibitions

02 Sep 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
A History of Ireland in 10 Words Courtesy of The Royal Irish Academy and eDIL

2 September - 31 October 2020, Level 3, dlr LexIcon

The words we use say something fundamental about us and how we think. They give others an indication of what we know, what is important to us, and how we perceive our environment. The words that have come down to us from Gaelic Ireland are the product of a rich and varied textual culture which included legal tracts, covering everything from murder to bee-keeping, and tales about kings, queens, heroes and warriors. Discover how the Irish ate, drank, dressed, loved and lied through the centuries in this fascinating exhibition based on A History of Ireland in 100 Words by Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Gregory Toner, illustrated by Joe McLaren and published by the Royal Irish Academy (2019).

02 Sep 2020 - 31 Oct 2020

Crowns of Waste Photographic Exhibition


2 September - 31 October 2020, Level 3, dlr LexIcon

Stepaside Educate Together Secondary School present a series of photos highlighting their engagement with the Creative Schools Programme. Working with Creative Associate Mimi Doran and Schools Co-ordinator Alice O'Connor, students playes a central role in the development of an arts and creativity programme for their school. With the artist Annie Holland they explored sustainability and the climate crisis culminating in this series of preofessional photographs of headpieces made by students using non-recyclable plastics.


15 Jul 2020 - 30 Sep 2020

15 July – 30 September 2020

Level 4 dlr LexIcon

During Library Opening Hours from Mon-Sat only, as Level 4 not currently accessible on Sundays.

For the sixth year in a row, we are pleased to showcase the Press Photogaphers Association of Ireland ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2020’ exhibition at dlr LexIcon. This exhibition is always a winner with all who visit the library and we’re delighted to have their popular accompanying brochure listing the work of all featured photographers. Congratulations to Mark Condren who was awarded The Press Photographer of the Year 2020.

**We are delighted to be able to extend the run of this exhibition until 30 September.**