The Founding of the Library: an Exhibition

The Central Catholic Library was founded in 1922, with the outbreak of civil war immanent. Looking back five years later, in 1927, Fr Stephen Brown commented wryly: “You will remember, perhaps, that in the summer of 1922 there were in the centre of Dublin certain proceedings that did not conduce to the formation of libraries or to the peaceful pursuit of knowledge in them when formed. Yet in spite of these stormy beginnings the Library gradually grew and made its way.”

Indeed; and in our current exhibition we tell the library’s story, using both books and photographs from our collections. Visitors are very welcome.