Connolly Books

The New Theatre is located at the back of Connolly Books, Dublin’s oldest radical bookshop. Established in 1932, Connolly Books is named after James Connolly, Ireland’s socialist pioneer and martyr.

It is the place to come to for:

  • Irish history
  • Politics
  • Marxist classics
  • Trade union affairs
  • Feminism
  • Environmental issues
  • Progressive literature
  • Philosophy
  • Radical periodicals

Connolly Books Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday – 10.00 to 17.30

The shop is also host to an Irish conversation group every Friday, as well as one off events like book launches and readings. You can find out more by visiting

supporting institutions

43 Essex Street East
Temple Bar
Dublin 2
D02 XH96