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National Photographic Archive

2 Kildare Street, Meeting House Sq. | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 603 0200
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We chanced upon this building with a show on by David Monahan - only one room with photos on 3... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Alison B
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London, United Kingdom
Old Photography

Always a place that I visit when in Dublin for its historic exhibitions. At the moment there is an... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Ian M
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2 Kildare Street, Meeting House Sq. | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
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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 Alison B
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 DonJonovan
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
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

It is like a little photo museum. Free admission. At the moment you can see several photos of World War I. Very interesting and not too big.

Thank Grigeli
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Right in the centre of Temple Bar, this branch of the National Library holds top-class photo exhibitions, both from their own collections & from other sources. Well worth a visit & it's FREE!

Thank Donal M
Reviewed 15 January 2016

This place is perfect to spend an hour looking at the great photograph on show. The recent Irish in WW1 exhibit shows many personal stories of people caught in a horrific war. The archive is situated in temple bar but is a quiet oasis compared...More

Thank Postofficeboy
Reviewed 15 July 2015

We went to this place in Meeting House Square in the very interesting Temple Bar area. In the square itself there were some misbehaving people, but they did not bother us. Inside the museum the main show was a display of photographs of railway stations...More

1  Thank Hanni_LR43
Reviewed 6 June 2015

I am a snob, in that I prefer painting to photography, as an art medium. Still, I was nosey to see the show inside. The main display were pairs of pictures of train stations as they look now, versus pictures from years ago, or decades...More

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