National Gallery of Ireland - Events for Teachers and Schools

Teachers & Schools news

Happy new year! I hope you had a restful break. As we enter another challenging year, we continue to grow our digital programme to support teaching and learning both at home and in the classroom.

If you're not sure where to start, or what might work best for you, take a look at our resources cheat sheets which list everything we have and where to find them:

Please read on for details of further resources, programmes and opportunities, including the announcement of a new national outreach programme. 

Stay safe and well.

Best wishes
Catherine O'Donnell
Education Officer: Teachers, Schools & Youth


Call for Participants

Photograph of school children in the National Gallery of Ireland

Your Gallery at School

We invite schools to apply to participate in Your Gallery at School, a new holistic outreach programme that brings the National Gallery of Ireland directly to schools. 

Supported by SMBC Aviation Capital, the project will build on the success of the Gallery's established schools programme and develop new content and partnerships outside of the Gallery walls. 

The primary school phase of the project is open for applications until 5 February. 



Photograph of gallery rooms with a yellow arrow on the floor.

Live Virtual Tours

26 Jan & 2, 9 Feb 2021

Tours focusing on the Zurich Portrait Prizes, with curriculum links and tailored to each age group.

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Students working on a project together

Downloadable Resources


Our growing range of resources exploring the collection, tailored to the curriculum for all ages and levels.

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Mondrian Curator's Tour

free for schools

Experience the magic of Mondrian from home. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the video link.

find out more

Panels from the Mondrian schools resource


post-primary resource

A beautifully rich celebration of Mondrian’s life and work designed for visual learners.

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Photograph of a wearable viewfinder

Activity Video

make a wearable viewfinder

Inspired by Mondrian and created by artist Elizabeth Archbold.

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Breaking the Mould

8 weeks \ starts 14 jan \ €140

An online art-appreciation course exploring art and artists from Impressionism to Abstraction.  

book now

Photograph of artist Kathy Tynan

Creative Careers

20 Feb 2021 \ 2pm \ €5 

Workshop for young people with artist Kathy Tynan.

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Gailearaí Náisiúnta na hÉireann
Cearnóg Mhuirfean Thiar,
Baile Átha Cliath 2, Éire

National Gallery of Ireland
Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland

Image credits
1. Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2017.
2 & 3. Photos © National Gallery of Ireland.
4. Film still from Exclusive Curator's Tour: Mondrian Online.
5. Detail from Mondrian Schools Resource by Bernie McGonagle.
6. Still from Make Your Own Wearable Viewfinder by Elizabeth Archbold.
7. Piet Mondrian (1872–1944), Composition with grid 8: checkerboard composition with dark colors (detail), 1919. Courtesy of Kunstmuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands.
8. Photo courtesy of Kathy Tynan.

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