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Free exhibitions at The National Library of Ireland for Culture Night

This autumn, The National Library of Ireland has three free exhibitions and opens its doors for Culture Night 2022

On Friday 23rd of September the library is joining in the celebrations for Culture Night 2022 and will be open to visitors at their three locations throughout the evening.

In Kildare Street, the doors will be open from 5pm – 11pm and everyone is welcome.

Wander in through the hall to view the beautiful reading room which will be open through the evening, view the Lego model of the library and enjoy performances by award winning choir Cantairí Avondale.

YEATS: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats – 7/8 Kildare Street

The Yeats exhibition will be open in the main building on Kildare Street until 11pm.

Sit awhile and listen to some of the poet’s best loved poems and stroll through the exhibition exploring the many interests of WB Yeats: Ireland, literature, folklore, theatre, politics, the occult – and his significant influence on modern Irish cultural identity.

‘Ireland on the Box’ at the National Photographic Archive 

‘Ireland on the Box’ is an exhibition celebrating six decades of television in Ireland.

The National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar, Dublin 2, will be open until 9pm.

This collaboration between RTÉ and the National Library of Ireland (NLI) is curated by RTÉ Archives and explores entertainment, drama, sport, music, education and news and current affairs programming, through RTÉ’s remarkable collection of photographs.

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again

Enjoy a self-guided, ‘after-hours’ tour of the exhibition on Culture Night. 

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again draws on the National Library’s extensive archive of Heaney documents to bring the visitor on a multi-sensory journey from the poet’s humble origins through his remarkable career.

This exhibition is at the Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre at College Green – entrance via Westmoreland Street

Unable to visit in person? You can explore the online exhibitions, which are available in both English and Irish.