Opened in October 1998 and houses the National Library of Ireland's photographic collection, which comprises approximately 300,000 photographs. While most of the collections are historical there are some contemporary collections. Subject matter ranges fro m topographical views to studio portraits. There are also substantial numbers of loose prints and various smaller collections, which include particularly good coverage of events during 1916, the War of Independence and the Civil War. The new building inco rporates a substantial storage area, which is controlled by an air plant system, together with a Reading room, an Exhibition area and a small shop. The National Photographic Archive runs a regular series of exhibitions based on the collections.
Free of Charge, CLOSED Sundays, Bank Holidays, Good Friday, 23 December-2 January