Wally Cassidy: The Other Half Lives was exhibited for the first time in the museum in 2014, this stunning collection of photographs captured the tensions and contradictions of pre-boom Dublin.


The Other Half Lives provided a truly fascinating photographic insight into a time when Ireland was struggling to define itself.

Loosely grouped into four sections – street, protest, Smithfield and punks – this honest and arresting collection brought us face-to-face with an Ireland we may prefer to forget but in many ways is still with us today.

The exhibition ran during September of 2014.