Current Exhibitions

08 Nov 2019 - 07 Jan 2020
dlr LexIcon 8 Nov 2019 – 7 Jan 2020   This is an exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of the construction of Bullock Harbour in 1819 and is organised by the Dublin Port Archive in association with Bullock Harbour Preservation Association and dlr LexIcon. Based on the substantial archive of maps, engineering drawings, photographs and paintings held by the Dublin Port Company, the exhibition will examine the 200 year old history of the Harbour.


13 Nov 2019 - 05 Jan 2020

According to Sarah Webb, our country is built by dreamers, brave people who dared to dream of a new Ireland, an Ireland that was independent, equal and free.

‘I wanted to shine a light on Irish dreamers from all walks of life: sportspeople, activists, scientists, adventurers, creators, writers and even rock stars!’

Linked to the new book of the same name from The O’Brien Press by Sarah Webb and illustrated by Graham Corcoran, this exhibition celebrates remarkable people. Sarah and Graham hope that it will inspire all to follow their own dreams.


Launch on Wednesday 13 November at 6.30 pm.  All welcome


11 Oct 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
The Oratory of the Sacred Heart was built on the grounds of St. Mary’s Dominican Convent in 1918 and dedicated to the Sacred Heart in 1919. It commemorates the many local Irishmen who fought and died in the Great War. From 1920-36 it was hand-painted by Sr Concepta Lynch, a Dominican nun at St. Mary’s and the result is a stunning example of the Celtic Revival style.   A new exhibition based on the publication Divine Illumination will be on display on Level 3 at dlr LexIcon from 11 October 2019-4 January 2020.   Divine Illumination is the first full-length publication on this artistic treasure in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, a unique three-dimensional tour de force created by Sr Concepta Lynch. The collection of essays includes contributions by Margaret Mac Curtain, Prof Deirdre Raftery and Dr Síghle Bhreathnach-Lynch and sheds new light on the life of this extraordinary woman alongside reproductions of her work that have never been seen before...
06 Nov 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
dlr LexIcon 6 Nov 2019 - 4 Jan 2020 Launch on Wed 6 Nov at 6.30pm. All welcome   Daniel Cohalan (1865- 1946) played a crucial role in mobilising Irish-American support for Ireland’s struggle for independence between 1916-21. He is best remembered today for his bitter feud with Éamon de Valera during the latter’s mission to the United States in 1919-20. Cohalan spent many summers with his family in Glandore in Cork where visitors included Pádraig Pearse and Douglas Hyde. Cohalan stayed in the Royal Marine Hotel in 1923 where he met and corresponded with Free State President of the Executive Council, William T. Cosgrave, Richard Mulcahy and Joe McGrath. In partnership with St. Joseph’s College, Long Island NY and the Gardiner Foundation. Talk by Dr. Michael Doorley, curator and author of new biography on Cohalan, will be held on Mon 2 Dec at 7.00pm, Studio Theatre, Level 1. All welcome, Free event with booking on...
11 Nov 2019 - 25 Nov 2019
11 Nov - 25 Nov   This year marks 100 years since the founding of Hillcourt School, and a century of education on the Rathdown School campus in Glenageary.   Rathdown School is an amalgamation of Hillcourt, The Hall, Park House and Glengara Park, and this exhibition celebrates the history of the four schools, and their long association with the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area, including Belgrave Square, the Knox Memorial Hall, Clarinda Park, Upper and Lower, Glenageary Road, St. Paul’s Church, and Castle Park, not to mention swimming in the seafilled baths, running on the pier and canoeing in the harbour.   A variety of photos, artefacts and memories from the school archives will be on display.
04 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
  Curated by Sarah Maria Griffin, dlr Writer in Residence 2018-19, Eat your heart out is an exhibition about food and memory. Contributors were invited to write about a recipe or dish that meant a great deal to them, or to describe a special food memory and to explore why it is significant.