Past Exhibitions

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.
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.

 

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.

 

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 - 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).