Exhibitions Online | Taispeántais ar Líne
Joan Denise Moriarty: The Dancer and the Dance
This exhibition explores the life and career of Cork’s most famous Ballerina – Joan Denise Moriarty.
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Frederick Douglass and Ireland
This exhibition looks at the life of Frederick Douglass and his connection to Ireland.
Cork History Exhibition
This exhibition looks at various aspects of history and heritage around Cork.
Cork: A City Burned – A City Reborn
This Exhibition explains how the heightening tensions and deepening conflict set the stage for the catastrophic events which befell Cork City on the night of December 11, 1920.
Cork: A Library Burned – A Library Reborn
This sister exhibition of, A City Burned Exhibition, tells the story of the Library moving from its first location in Emmet Place to the elegant building on Anglesea St in 1905.
Christmas Memories with the Cork Folklore Project
This exhibition recounts the memories of a group of Cork men and women from their childhoods at Christmas time. Christmas Memories is a joint project of the Cork Folklore Project and Blackpool Library.
No Longer Forgotten: Cork Women of the Revolution
This exhibition remembers the contribution made by Cork women during the revolution.
Mary Elmes: 'I Got Things Done'
This exhibition looks at the life of Mary Elmes.
Ireland 1919: dreaming of change
This exhibition explores significant historical events in Ireland during 1919.
The Limerick Soviet
This exhibition examines the struggle for worker's rights in Limerick, 1919-1921.
The Stonewall Revolution: 50 years of LGBT liberation
An exhibition focusing on the Stonewall Riots and the struggle for LGBTI+ rights over the past 50 years.
A New Ireland Begins: the first Dáil
An exhibition focusing on the inaugural meeting of Dáil Éireann in 1919 and the TDs who represented Cork City and County.
Heaven out of the Trenches: the war ends and a new Ireland begins?
This exhibition will tell the story of the Armistice which brought the killing to an end, the December 1918 election, and how World War I changed Cork and Ireland and paved the way for independence.
An exhibition by the Local Studies Department of Cork City Libraries exploring events in Cork in 1918, including the anti-conscription movement, women’s suffrage, historical elections and the end of World War I
Like Fighting with a Ghost: the Spanish Flu 1918-1919
This exhibition examines the pandemic that killed millions of people at the end of the First World War
Rory Gallagher Music Library: 40 Years
A tribute exhibition to musician Rory Gallagher
Unfinished Business: a century of women and women’s rights
An exploration of women and women's rights over the past century.
Famine in Cork City
An exhibition by the Local Studies Department of Cork City Libraries, examining life in Cork during the Famine.
The Life and Literary Legacy of Pádraic O Conaire
Celebrating European Year of Cultural Heritage, this exhibition considers the historical and literary importance of Ó Conaire’s Seacht mBua an Éirí Amach. It also discusses Ó Conaire’s life and other works.
Grand Dukes, Bolsheviks and Drunkards: The Russia Revolutions and Writers
The Russian Revolution through the eyes of its revolutionaries and writers.
From Borrowed Space to Cyber Space
Charting the evolution of the library service in the heart of rebel Cork, this captivating exhibition will bring you on a journey from the opening of the very first public library building in Cork in 1892, through the burning of the city in 1920, to the expansion of Cork City Libraries into the citywide cultural and learning network that it is today.
When Cork Drove Fords: The Ford manufacturing plant and the people of Cork 1917-1984
Learn about Henry Ford: the man from Cork who became a titan of business. Explore his Cork connections and the establishment of Henry Ford & Son Ltd. In operation from 1917, ‘Fords’ would go on to be one of the biggest employers in Cork City until 1984.
War is Women’s Business
This exhibition examines the everyday life for the women of Cork 100 years ago through theatre, newspapers and popular journals.
The Poets Rising: 1916 and Irish Literature
Discover the influence of the 1916 rebellion on Irish writers, poets, playwrights, and musicians. Look at the work produced by some of Ireland’s most talented writers and with hindsight see the effect this had on Irish society and culture during those turbulent times.
‘While the Mad Guns Curse’: Writers and the Somme
From the hardships of war often comes great poetry and prose. This exhibition outlines the grim realities of the Battle of the Somme, while examining the influence of this horrific battle on the literary work of those who survived.