MoLI hosts a programme of events across the museum, including performances, readings, talks and workshops. Join our newsletter below to hear about upcoming events, or become a member to benefit from advance booking.
Previous events at MoLI
December First Fridays
1 December 2023 | 18.00 | MoLI
Join us on 1 December from 6pm for First Fridays! The museum will be open late, until 9pm, with free admission and a range of programmed events. Electronic musician Ordnance Survey will launch a new album, Turas, with a sound installation and short film by Martin Healy, there is a talk by Portuguese director Marco Martins, and poet Lianne O'Hara will read from her work. We will have a limited number of bespoke cocktails, courtesy of the Dublin Liberties Distillery. The Commons Café is also open late!
UCD Writers in Conversation
27 November 2023 | 18.00 | MoLI
Join MoLI and UCD on 27 for the first in a series called 'UCD Writers in Conversation'. For the inaugural conversation, Priscilla Morris will be in conversation with Sarah Moss, who coordinates the MA and MFA programmes at UCD. Morris's first novel, Black Butterflies, was shortlisted for the Women's Prize 2023 and won the Nota Bene prize. Set during the siege of Sarajevo, it explores art, identity and family life in a time of civil war.
The Great MoLI Book Swap
25 November 2023 - 26 November 2023 | 10.00 | MoLI
Join us for the Great MoLI Book Swap! Taking place across two days, 25 and 26 November, the Book Swap is your opportunity to rehome your well-loved books, and pick up some new reads in the process. Entry is included with general admission (half price with code bookswap). Spend a day exploring our exhibitions and exchanging books with fellow bookworms!
Director’s Book Club
21 November 2023 | 17.00 | Online
Calling all MoLI members! For our next Director's Book Club – on Tuesday, 21 November at 5pm on Zoom– we will be reading Paul Murray's Booker longlisted novel, The Bee Sting, with the author joining us to discuss the book. Check the latest MoLI Members' Bulletin for details, or become a member today to join the book club. If you'd like to purchase the book, it is available now in the MoLI shop.
States of Confinement: The Jail Journals of Rosamund Jacob and Dorothy Macardle
15 November 2023 | 12.00 | MoLI
‘States of Confinement’, hosted by the UCD Centre for Cultural Analytics and MoLI, will explore and celebrate the autobiographical life writing and political fiction of Rosamund Jacob and Dorothy Macardle. Jacob and Macardle wrote journals during their imprisonment in Mountjoy Prison and Kilmainham Jail as Republican activists during the Irish Civil War in 1922-3. To mark the centenary of their incarceration and the legacy of their work, actors Carrie Crowley and Kathy Rose O'Brien will read selections from the jail journals, academics will contextualise the life and writing of Jacob and Macardle, and contemporary women writers Sophie White, Sinéad Gleeson, and Lia Mills will share extracts from their work. The conversation will continue afterwards with a wine reception.