20 November 2014: Opening of National Library of Ireland exhibition ‘World War Ireland’, Kildare St, Dublin 2

road1On 20 November 2014 the National Library of Ireland opened its new exhibition World War Ireland. This free exhibition at the National Library of Ireland that focuses on the unique aspects of the Irish WWI experience. Running from November 2014 through to 2018, the exhibition draws on the NLI’s collections of letters, diaries, recruiting posters, newspaper reports, cartoons, handbills and leaflets dating from 1914-1918. It focuses on a number of individual lives to further explain the experience of the war, and will updated throughout the centenary years of the First World War. World War Ireland has been developed with the support of the British Embassy, and the exhibition was launched by Heather Humphreys TD, Minster for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.


Click here to watch Ronan McGreevy’s report on the launch for The Irish Times, and click here to read Century Ireland’s report on the exhibition, which includes the RTÉ coverage of the launch.


Admission is free. The exhibition is open Monday through Saturday from 9.30am to 4.45pm, and on Sundays from 1pm to 4.45pm, at 2-3 Kildare St, Dublin 2


Click here to explore the online version of World War Ireland.

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