Exciting Programme of Events Lined Up for Culture Night at the National Library of Ireland
Tuesday, 16th September 2014
The nationwide cultural event has grown significantly, and for this year’s celebration the NLI has planned a fun-filled evening, packed with activities for all ages including public talks, exhibition tours, music and supper.
Speaking ahead of Culture Night, Bríd O’Sullivan, Learning and Outreach at the NLI, said: “Every year we are delighted to welcome hundreds of visitors to the National Library of Ireland for Culture Night. It is a great opportunity for all to be reminded of the fantastic cultural facilities that we have here in Dublin and nationwide. We are thrilled to be a part of this year’s programme of events and we hope all of our visitors thoroughly enjoy their evening.”
Highlights of the National Library of Ireland’s Culture Night 2014 programme of events include:
- Face painting and ink tattoos for children.
- ‘Music and Supper’ in Café Joly, with poetry readings running throughout the night.
- Free advice on researching family history, as part of the NLI’s Genealogy Advisory service.
- Explore the two current exhibitions at the NLI, Kildare Street; ‘Yeats: The Life and Works of W.B.Yeats’ and ‘Dublin Lockout 1913-1916’.
- Visit the beautifully designed ‘Reading Room’, a renowned part of the NLI.
- At 6pm and 6.30pm, paper conservators Gabrielle Vergnoux and Louise O’Connor will speak about the conservation of the Pearse Papers, funded by the Heritage Council.
Another special addition to the evening will be a series of 30 minute “Walk and Talks” by award-winning social documentary photographer, Gerry Andrews, of his exhibition ‘Shaped by History – Photographs of Limerick in the 1970’s’. This will take place at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar at 6, 7, 8 and 9pm.
Culture Night will take place this Friday, 19th September 2014. The NLI buildings on Kildare Street and the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar will be open to the public from 5pm to 11pm. Admission is free of charge.
For more information, visit www.nli.ie
Contact: Emma Walker, DHR Communications 01 4200580 / 085 7279039
Notes to Editors:
The mission of the National Library of Ireland is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland and to contribute to the provision of access to the larger universe of recorded knowledge. It is open, free of charge, to all those who wish to consult the collections for material not otherwise available through the public library service or an academic library. The Genealogical Office, the Office of the Chief Herald in Kildare Street, and the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar are all part of the National Library.