European Heritage Days

European Heritage Days

  • Guided tours of the Old Library presenting the treasures of the collection: three illuminated manuscripts that date from the Middle Ages (Saturday and Sunday 2pm - 5pm, tours departing every half hour until 4.30pm)

  • Doors open for all to visit our current exhibition Surveillé·e·s and Saint Patrick’s chapel

  • Conversation with exhibiting artists around the theme Living under the CCTV Gaze (Saturday at 2.30pm)

  • Demonstrations of how illuminated manuscripts are created by artists Martine Esparcieux and Jacqueline Damiens

  • Demonstrations by the Bouclier Bleu on how to look after historic works following a disaster

  • Books, magazines, CDs, films and many more resources on Ireland’s heritage and contemporary culture available for all to consult in the Médiathèque

  • Second-hand Irish books and vinyl records on sale

  • Irish language taster-class (Sunday at 4pm)