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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.

Upcoming events at MoLI

Ulysses 2.2

2 February 2022 - 31 December 2022 | 00.00 | Various venues

To mark a century of Ulysses, three of Ireland’s most innovative arts organisations and practitioners – ANU, Landmark Productions and MoLI – have joined together to present Ulysses 2.2, a year-long, nationwide odyssey of creative responses to the 18 episodes that chronicle an ordinary day in the life of Leopold Bloom.

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Be a Girl Who Slays Monsters

11 December 2022 | 11.00 12.30 | MoLI – Lit Lab

MoLI Bright Sparks Presents: Be a Girl Who Slays Monsters, An Interactive Family Event with Ellen Ryan

Would you like to find out about some of Ireland’s brave and daring goddesses? Ellen Ryan will share some of her favourite Irish goddesses with you and tell you why she loves them. Then, if you like acting and dressing up, you and your grown-ups will get the chance to BE an Irish goddess!

Could you slay monsters like Bé Chuille? Explore the world and battle evil, like Boann? Dance at fire festivals like fashionista Bé Binn? Or outwit an army like shapeshifting spy, Bé Mannair? Join us – you can decide!

Age 7+
11am and 12.30pm
Duration: 45 minutes

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Previous events at MoLI

Be a Girl Who Slays Monsters

11 December 2022 | 11.00 12.30 | MoLI – Lit Lab

MoLI Bright Sparks Presents: Be a Girl Who Slays Monsters, An Interactive Family Event with Ellen Ryan

Would you like to find out about some of Ireland’s brave and daring goddesses? Ellen Ryan will share some of her favourite Irish goddesses with you and tell you why she loves them. Then, if you like acting and dressing up, you and your grown-ups will get the chance to BE an Irish goddess!

Could you slay monsters like Bé Chuille? Explore the world and battle evil, like Boann? Dance at fire festivals like fashionista Bé Binn? Or outwit an army like shapeshifting spy, Bé Mannair? Join us – you can decide!

Age 7+
11am and 12.30pm
Duration: 45 minutes

Launch of Weave

8 December 2022 | 19.00 | MoLI

Join MoLI and Skein Press on Thursday, 8 December, at 7pm for the launch of Weave. In this unique collaboration, writers Deirdre Sullivan and Oein DeBhairduin and artist Yingge Xu explore their shared passion for storytelling, folklore and ritual. Encompassing eight stories inspired by the eight festivals in the wheel of the year, this book illuminates our experiences and traverses our fears, intertwining older threads with contemporary spaces. This book is designed in tête-bêche format and is exquisitely illustrated by Yingge Xu. The event will be followed by a drinks reception.


Supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

UCD Alumni Weekend

3 December 2022 - 4 December 2022 | 10.30 | MoLI

Calling all UCD Alumni! Join us this weekend, on 3 and 4 December for the annual Alumni Weekend. Alumni can visit the museum for free using the code UCDALUMNI22. Check out our exhibitions, including our new video installation, all these words, or check out our giftshop (alumni get 10% off all weekend). 
There is plenty for little ones too, including storytime sessions with our wonderful learning team!

December First Fridays

2 December 2022 | 18.00 | MoLI

Join us on Friday, 2 December, from 6pm for First Fridays. The museum will be open late, until 9pm, with free admission and a range of programmed events, including a conversation between Sinéad Burke and Dr. Rosaleen McDonagh as part of Ulysses 2.2, as well as the launch of a brand new online exhibition on Patrick Kavanagh and the world of the literary journal. Make sure to check out our exhibitions, including our brand new immersive audio-visual experience, all these words, and our temporary Ulysses 2.2 exhibition Letstryonions by the Domestic Godless.

 Please note all events are limited capacity and first come, first served. The Commons Café will also be open late.

Heinrich Böll and James Joyce – Outsider, Insiders, Europeans

30 November 2022 | 15.00 | MoLI

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Join us on Wednesday, 30 November, from 3.00pm for a panel discussion at MoLI, in partnership with the German Embassy Dublin and and the Centre for German Irish Studies, University of Limerick. This panel discussion will feature Paschal Donohoe, Prof. Gisela Holfter, Prof. Anne Fogarty, and writer Claire-Louise Bennettand will explore the parallels between the seminal writers Heinrich Böll and James Joyce. Academic perspectives will brush against the political and poetic in what promises to be a fascinating and rich discussion on the image of modern Ireland through the looking-glass of time.

Drinks reception to follow. 

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