Current Exhibitions

02 Jan 2019 - 01 Feb 2019
This lively and varied collection of photographs was created by patients and staff who attended photography courses in the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dún Laoghaire. January 2019
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
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.

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.
05 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
5 February - 31 March Level 5, dlr LexIcon   Frank Milo O’Flanagan was a Dalkey resident and founding member of many local clubs and associations including the Dalkey Literary, Historical and Debating Society. This exhibition features material relating to his research and publications as well as documents concerning local clubs including The Vico Road Association and the Dalkey Development Association.
05 Feb 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
5 February-17 March Level 3, dlr LexIcon   Founded in 1990, Purple House was the first community-based Cancer Support Centre in Ireland and today operates a busy range of support services from Purple House at Aubrey Court in Bray as well as Cancer Support Groups in dlr LexIcon. My Expressive Journey is a collection of works produced by class participants at Purple House Cancer Support. The nature of the classes involves the exploration of various media through the process of creation within a therapeutic environment. Other professional services include counselling, health awareness, Purple House Choir, classes in Yoga and Mindfulness and health awareness campaigns aimed at 18-30 year olds. Full details at
01 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
RehabCare Art Group embrace the opportunity to express themselves through vibrant colour with an exhibition of seascapes. Exhibition runs for the month of March. Exhibition launch on Friday 1 March, 12pm. All welcome.