Transition Year

Teenagers' Workshop underway in the Atrium

The Gallery provides tours suitable for transition year students focusing on interdisciplinary themes, including tourism studies, fashion and costume design, historical figures and national identity.

Tour groups require an adult supervision ratio of 1:15 if booking a Gallery guide. If you prefer a self-guided visit please provide advance notice and an adult supervision ratio of 1:15.

Some popular themes with Transition Years groups:

  • Highlights:  An introduction to the National Gallery including well known works from Irish artists and European Masters.
  • Directions: What choices do artists make and why? Explore popular themes in art and note how artists treat them differently employing varying techniques and media.
  • Portraits: Study how artists go about making portraits and how they use props to tell us more about the subject. With smaller groups the class can be combined with a short workshop (must be booked in advance).

For booking and further information go direct to Booking a Visit

Transition Year Work Experience Programme

The Gallery offers a TY Work Experience programme during the scholastic year.

The programme offers students the opportunity to see behind the scenes of the national institution and to work with departments such as Education, Visitor Services, Development and Friends of the Gallery. Participants also get to experience and assist on other aspects of the Gallery, such as workshops, events, tours and talks. The programme provides a vital insight into the day to day life of the Gallery.

We are currently accepting applications for 2015-2016. Please download and fill out this form, and return to

For further information, contact or 01 663 3509