Wednesday 4 July 2018

New Cultural and Heritage Centre opens in Dublin

The entrance to the new centre is on Westmoreland St.
Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has today opened the new Bank of Ireland Cultural and Heritage Centre at Parliament Buildings, College Green, Dublin.

The Bank of Ireland has made the space available for the new centre for a ten-year period, during which time the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will manage and animate it.

The official opening of the Centre also saw the launch by the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins of the centre's first exhibition: Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again. It is dedicated to the life and works of the late, great Séamus Heaney, a Nobel prize winner for Literature.

Listen, Now, Again is being managed and curated by the National Library of Ireland (see video below). Opening hours are 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday and admission is free. Find out more here.

The new Cultural and Heritage Centre will be open to the public from this Friday (6th July) and can be accessed by the public via the Gandon-designed entrance on Westmoreland Street. This will be the first time these doors have been opened to the public for a decade.