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National Library Of Ireland Family Events
National Library Of Ireland hosts a wide variety of events including theatre, children’s storytelling, creative workshops, and much more which are great fun for all the family. Storytelling events are a regular feature in their family programme,go along to a story reading , where you can snuggle down on the bean bags and read a story together. And follow on with a drawing session where you can draw you own interpretation of the story.
Why not visit the Yeats exhibition and follow the Yeats trail? The activity trail is free and can be picked up at the exhibition.
Admission: Free – Booking is essential as places are limited. To book a place, call 01 603 0346 or email
My Yeats Programme
Families can enjoy the exhibition Yeats:- the life and work of William Butler Yeats all year round.
They have a ‘My Yeats’ guide to help children and their parents explore the exhibition together. The guide is suitable for children aged 7+ and is available free of charge at the exhibition area.
As part of the ‘My Yeats’ programme for children, in April, May and June they run a series of Saturday morning storytelling for children aged 4+ followed by a special children’s tour of the exhibition. They also offered a number of creative workshops for children throughout the Summer
The fifth Summer’s Wreath programme, which will take place in June, will celebrate the creativity and legacy of William Butler Yeats. Many Irish and international guests will grace us with their personal reflections and readings from Yeats’s poetry, plays and stories.
My Yeats – Programme For Children
Classification :- Children Storytelling and Tour / Age 4 +
Admission :- Free , but as places are limited
Familyfun Tip :- Come Early
The National Library Opining Hours
- Monday – Wednesday: 9.30 – 20.00
- Thursday – Fri: 9.30 – 17.00
- Saturday: 9.30 – 13.00
The National Library Café and Shop
- Joly Café
The Joly Café is located on the ground floor off the front hall in the main Library. Snack foods, light lunches as well as teas and coffees are available throughout the day. There is seating for 46 in a comfortable, bright room which in an earlier era was also a café.
- Library Shop
The Library Shop is located on the ground floor of the main Library opposite the café. It sells a range of books, cds, postcards and other products related to the Library’s collections and exhibition programmes.
Culture Night Special Event – Children’s Books Ireland event at the National Library of Ireland
If you’re a young reader or author (or if you’re just curious!) you’ll have a very special chance on Culture Night to take part in a virtual visit to the studio of a picture book artist. You can watch the artist at work, ask questions and try out some picture book techniques for yourself with picture book artists and authors Niamh Sharkey, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick and Annie West. Open Studio will use the latest technology to let you connect with a professional children’s writer or illustrator.
Events take place in the seminar room of the National Library at 19.00, 19.45 and 20.30 and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis from approximately 18.00.
Drop-in activities available between 19.00 – 21.00. For more information tel: (01) 8727 475
Classification :- Children Workshop / Age 7 +
Date :- TBC
Time:- 19.00 – 21.00
Admission :- Free but booking required and places limited Tel. 01 6030277
How To Get To The National Library Of Ireland
The National Library is located on Kildare Street in the centre of Dublin.
The Google map shows the location of the Main Library Building on Kildare Street. There are other Library building at 2/3 Kildare Street and the National Photographic Archive in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar.
The Library’s administrative headquarters are also located at no. 4 Kildare Street.
LUAS Green Line:- to St Stephen’s Green
Car:- Meter parking on St. Stephens Green