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Friday, 2 May 2014

May bank holiday opening/closing arrangements

Monday 5 May is a public (bank) holiday in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, so no state-controlled libraries, archives or other repositories will be open, but please note the following:
  • In the Republic, most city and town libraries are closed not just on Monday but also on Saturday 3 May.
  • The Linen Hall Library in Belfast will open normal Saturday hours ie 9:30am to 4:00pm.
  • While the Reading Room of the National Library of Ireland in Dublin will operate to normal weekend hours (Saturday 9:30am to 12:45pm; Sunday closed), it will not open on Monday.
  • Exhibitions at the National Library of Ireland will be open on Saturday and Sunday as usual (Kildare Street: Saturday 9.30am–4.45pm; Sunday: 1:00pm–4:45pm. National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar: Saturday 10:00am–5.00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm–5.00pm). Bank holiday Monday opening will be from 12pm to 5pm only at both locations.
Have a good long weekend, one and all.