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Where Were You?

Dublin Youth Culture and Street Style 1950-2000 

A Photo exhibition at the Little Museum of Dublin 18 October 2013 - 5 January 2014

The Little Museum of Dublin is thrilled to announce the launch of a new exhibition, Where Were You? Inspired by the acclaimed book of the same name, the exhibition will feature many remarkable photographs that have never been seen in public.

Garry O'Neil’s book, Where Were You? was received with huge affection by the Irish public when it was originally published in 2011. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see some of the photographs in the book, which is now out of print, together with some extraordinary new images, in the Little Museum’s beautiful hall floor gallery.

“Garry’s book is one of the most important social history publications in recent memory, a remarkable labour of love”, says Simon O’Connor, Curator at the Little Museum. “It’s a real pleasure to present these images to both Dubliners and visitors to the city.”

The exhibition opens on Friday 18th October and will run until January 5th, 2014.

Dracula: Life After Death

The Little Museum is delighted to be part of the Bram Stoker Festival, 2013.
Bram Stoker's Dracula is a ground-breaking work of horror-fiction that has been translated into many languages, reprinted countless times and inspired many plays and movies. A new installation at the Little Museum of Dublin gives a rare insight into the circumstances surrounding the publication of one of the world's most popular novels, as well as the illustrious life the book has enjoyed long after its creator’s death. With unique first editions, original promotional material and handwritten correspondence, the installation is a must-see for book-lovers.
This mini exhibition runs on the first floor of the Little Museum from Friday October 25th - Monday November 25th 2013.

Culture Night at the Little Museum

Eilin O Dea
Eilin O Dea

As part of Culture Night 2013, Friday 20th September, the Little Museum of Dublin is thrilled to host a performance of Molly Bloom, featuring virtuoso actress Eilín O’Dea. An adaptation of Molly’s iconic soliloquy from the closing chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses, the passage marks the first time in the novel that Molly’s voice is heard. In a tumbling, unfettered stream of consciousness, Molly speaks to herself (and to us) of life and death, love and desire, the mundane details of the present and the far-off memories of the past. Frank, funny, sensuous and poignant, the once-controversial soliloquy has since become one of the most famous female narratives in modern literature.

Eilín O’Dea, who has performed the piece as far afield as Paris, the UK, and Broadway, gives a performance both rich and straightforward, bringing to vivid life the character of Molly in all her brash, contradictory humanity.

Described as, “Absolute Artistic Genius,” (USA Weekly) and, “every inch the sensualist Joyce imagined,” (Irish Times), O’Dea’s masterful performance is sure to enthrall this September 20th

To allow visitors to make the most of the attractions available on Culture Night, the performance has been abridged from 90 minutes to 30 minutes. Performances will be staged at 6.30pm, 7,30pm and 8.30pm. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

The Museum is open until 10pm on Culture Night, with free entry from 5pm.