National Gallery of Ireland Events - March 2021

Teachers & Schools news

Art & Mindfulness:
Supporting Children’s Wellbeing in Primary Schools

Created by teacher and Gallery tour guide Maria Broderick, this resource includes a step-by-step guide to incorporating mindfulness in the primary classroom, alongside an in-depth look at a painting of Powerscourt Waterfall, Co. Wicklow, by George Barret. It is provided as a PDF and an adaptable PowerPoint that you can use in the classroom, and is accompanied by a guided mindfulness video exploring the painting.



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Zurich YOUNG Portrait Prize

enter from 7 april

Get ready to enter the 2021 inclusive art competition! Take a look at the 2020 shortlist for inspiration.

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New Audio Tour

an artist's adventure

Look, listen and learn about art with this audio tour designed for kids and families.

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Creative Careers

20 March \ 2pm \ free

Join us for an online event about making space for your creativity, with artist Eimear Walshe. 

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OUTing the Past 2021

22-28 march \ free

Irish cultural institutions celebrate LGBTQIA+ history with a festival of online events.

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Art Appreciation Course

starts 30 march \ €140

Join art historian Dr Kathryn Milligan for an 8-week online art appreciation course exploring cities and suburbs. 

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Creative Commons

downloadable artworks

Free high-resolution images of artworks from the Gallery's collection.

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Downloadable Resources

in english and irish

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

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Your Gallery at School

Participating schools announced

We are delighted to announce the three primary schools that will be participating in Your Gallery at School. This new holistic outreach programme, supported by SMBC Aviation Capital, brings the National Gallery of Ireland directly to schools.

Following an open application process, the following schools have been selected:

  • Scoil Chiaráin CBS, Dublin 5 
  • Cliffoney National School, Sligo 
  • Donagh National School, Donegal

These schools will take part in workshops appropriate for the students’ ages and school levels, covering the following areas:

  • Learning through and about art: a practical workshop inspired by the national collection.
  • Wellbeing: a sensory session focusing on slow looking and mindfulness.
  • Creative Careers: a talk and Q&A with Gallery staff and an established artist, enabling students to learn about a variety of arts careers.

Meet the three primary schools, and find out more about the project on our website.



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. George Barret (1728/32-1784), View of Powerscourt Waterfall, c.1760. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.
2. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.
3. Eva McParland (aged 14), Is this Normal?, 2020. © Eva McParland.
4. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland. Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2017.
5. Photo courtesy of Eimear Walshe.
6. OUTing the Past logo.
7. Walter Frederick Osborne (1859-1903), Dublin Streets: a Vendor of Books, 1889. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.
8. Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940), The Hessel's Apartment, rue de Rivoli, Paris (detail), 1903. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
9. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.
10. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.

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