Teachers' Information Pack – War & Rebellion: Irish History Through Art

An oil painting of seven people - a woman and baby, clergyman, businessman, dishevelled man, two soldiers - gathered around a tree in front of a burnt-out country house.
Seán Keating (1889-1977), An Allegory, 1924.
© Estate of Seán Keating, IVARO Dublin, 2021/ Photo © National Gallery of Ireland

Bring your class on this free tour focused on the artist’s role as political commentator and chronicler. Explore our temporary exhibitions Keating’s Allegories of Change, Estella Solomons: Still Moments, and Rollerskates and Ruins (from 15 October). This tour includes a visit to the Gallery's Library and Archives to see original material from the period.

These exhibitions are supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2012-2023.

Visit procedures

  • Large groups must be split into smaller groups of maximum 15 students, each accompanied by an adult. This is to ensure a high-quality, personalised experience for all students.
  • Enter the Gallery via the Merrion Square entrance, where you will be met by your tour guide(s).
  • Cloakroom space is very limited, so please travel light.

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