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National Photographic Archive

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Exhibition covering the period between the rising and independence.

This exhibition, despite a lack of flow between the exhibits, describes one of the most difficult... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vincent D
Photo Detectives exhibit is terrific!

We happened on the Archive as we walked through the Temple Bar area on a Sunday afternoon. Unlike... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Phillip W
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2 weeks ago
“Exhibition covering the period between the rising and independence.”
5 Aug 2018
“Photo Detectives exhibit is terrific!”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This exhibition, despite a lack of flow between the exhibits, describes one of the most difficult periods of Irish History. Britain was the legal ruler of the country, but a provisional Irish government without any resources were trying to make a name of themselves. The...More

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We happened on the Archive as we walked through the Temple Bar area on a Sunday afternoon. Unlike the rest of the neighborhood, it seemed deserted, free, and was terrific. The 'Photo Detectives' exhibit shows their crowd-sourced social-media identification of photos: people, places, and dates....More

Thank Phillip W
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The National Photographic Archive is part of The National Library and can be hard to Google unless you know what you are looking for? It hosts exhibitions of photos of historical interests and usually these exhibitions are on for a long time, so you get...More

3  Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The National Photographic Archive is just on the corner of Meeting House Square, is free to enter and the staff very welcoming/open. The 'Photo Detectives' exhibition currently running (as of September 2017) is quite interesting and nicely presented. Very well worth popping in for half-an-hour.

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the National Photographic Archive's Hot Press Magazine covers exhibit. It was well presented and visually appealing. This Archive is conveniently located in the heart of Temple Bar and was based on a donation for payment.

Thank laraluvsU2
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We chanced upon this building with a show on by David Monahan - only one room with photos on 3 walls - all to do with the theme of irish emigrants. We got to meet the photographer by chance so had a really good insight...More

1  Thank 535alisonb
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Always a place that I visit when in Dublin for its historic exhibitions. At the moment there is an exhibition of photos taken during and just after the Easter 1916 uprising which I found quite moving. Their collection is vast although not much of it...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Easter Rising Exhibition presents old photoes about events happened 100 years ago. Interesting for Irish history lovers.

Thank Sergiy M
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We were on the "Historical Walking Tour of Dublin". In the Temple Bar area, our guide mentioned The National Photographic Archive Building. At this time their exhibit has AMAZING photographs of The 1916 Rising. Each photograph has a written synopsis that is very helpful. There...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The current theme is a commemoration of the Easter Rising 1916. The photos really bring to life what was happening in Dublin at the time. Of particular interest are letters written at the time. Admission is free and the visit can be as long as...More

Thank RexMax
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30 March 2016|
Response from Donal M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's quite a small gallery. One hour would be sufficient.