Banned Books — Censorship in Ireland, 1929-1967
7 May – 29 July
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The Irish Free State worked to create an Ireland that it believed reflected the values of the majority of its people. Censorship of books was an important means to this end. The Censorship of Publications Board established in 1929 banned the works of many Irish and international writers among them, Kate O’Brien, Brendan Behan, Aldous Huxley and Marcel Proust. It was only with the Censorship of Publications Act of 1967 that the bans on these books were finally lifted. This display will show how wide and varied were the books denied Irish readers during that time.