curated by Bronagh Dempsey
“Famous Faces at Dublin Castle”, will offer visitors a glimpse of the famous figures who have graced the halls of Dublin Castle since the 1960’s. The exhibition will feature the visits of Princess Grace 1961, US President John. F Kennedy 1963, US President Richard Nixon 1970, US President Ronald Reagan 1984, the New Ireland Forum 1983-84, Nelson Mandela 1990, EEC Summit 1990, US President Bill Clinton 1995, Queen Elizabeth II 2011, Vice President Biden 2016, Pope Francis 2018 and Nancy Pelosi 2019.
The exhibition will focus on the impact their visits had for Ireland, their time spent at Dublin Castle and it will also bring to life a few of their visits on screen through a series of archival footage. The exhibition will feature from mid- October in St Patrick’s Hall, Dublin Castle until the end of the year.
Image: Visit by Princess Grace, 1961