An entire
museum dedicated
to Photography


The Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland is part of an ongoing public-facing research project run by PhotoIreland, presented in its first instance during July 2019, in the context of PhotoIreland Festival, at The Printworks, Dublin Castle. The space is only active during PhotoIreland Festival every summer.


The Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland

Only for the month of July and August 2022 
The Printworks, Dublin Castle, Castle Street,
Dublin – D02 HW86, Ireland.

Entry details

General Public
Entrance FREE, Donations welcome

Under 16s
Under 16s must be accompanied by parents or guardians at all times.

Opening Hours

Only for the month of July and August 2022 
Monday to Sunday 10am-5pm

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This exhibition guide was made in consultation with a group of young people, who are alumni of The Ark’s Children’s Council. Over the past few months and as part of their Photo Club, they have met up and looked at photographs and discussed what exactly is going on with contemporary photography in Ireland.

The aim of the project was to consider how we can make photography more accessible to other young people. They talked about different themes, looked at different styles, and considered ethics around different types of ways of making photographic work. They talked about the language used to describe photography, and how very often then language is too difficult for a lot of people, but when talked about in more accessible ways, we can engage and reach a much wider audience.

Together, they designed this guide to the exhibition so that they can help other young people, and their families, learn a little bit more about photography, maybe this will help them look at the photographs in a new way. They don’t think that hard subjects should just be left for the grown-ups!

The participants in Photo Club were: Thomas, Kaelan, Aoileann, Manus, Rua, Ke Qiao, Zoë, Meabh, Emeraude, and Hugo.
This project was facilitated by Róisín White.



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