Running Sep 2017-mid September 2018

National Photographic Archive
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Opening Hours Mon-Sat 10am-4:45pm / Sun 12-4:45pm

The National Library of Ireland’s first community crowdsourced exhibition, Photo Detectives is an exhibition for all ages at the National Photographic Archive.

The exhibition celebrates the National Library of Ireland’s wonderful photographs, and the work of the online community who have helped them find out more about these images. 26 images are featured, covering almost a century of Irish lives and showing that, through teamwork and ingenuity, the Photo Detectives uncover hidden details to reveal stories which are personal, moving and often surprising.

With remarkable images, intriguing detective work, fascinating stories, treasure trails, puzzles and a relaxing family area, there is something for everyone. Photo Detectives is free, and open every day.

See the Photo Detectives investigate in real time at

The National Photographic Archive is part of the National Library of Ireland. They are the library of record for Ireland; the collections are permanent, and accessible by all. Established in 1877, the mission of the NLI is to collect, protect, share and make available the recorded memory of Ireland, in whatever form it takes. They aim to share the story of Ireland through their unique collections, currently caring for more than ten million items including books, manuscripts, newspapers, prints, maps, drawings, ephemera, music, digital media and photographs. This is done on behalf of the State for the people of Ireland with a great privilege and an enduring responsibility.