Mary Swanzy (1882-1978), 'Allegory', c.1945-1949. Purchased with the support of the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland (Patrons of Irish Art Funds), 2003. © Estate of Mary Swanzy. National Gallery of Ireland Collection. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland
Mary Swanzy (1882-1978), 'Allegory', c.1945-1949. Purchased with the support of the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland (Patrons of Irish Art Funds), 2003. © Estate of Mary Swanzy. National Gallery of Ireland Collection. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland
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Patrons of Irish Art

Become a Patron of Irish Art

All of the benefits of membership apply to Patrons, in addition to the following exclusive benefits:

  • Invitations to all Gallery openings
  • Priority booking for all Friends' events
  • Exclusive Patrons’ events several times a year

Most importantly, you will also have the satisfaction of knowing that your annual subscription is directed to the Gallery's Acquisition Fund.

Become a Patron of Irish Art here.

See a listing of our current Patrons of Irish Art.

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Your support makes a difference

Three paintings were purchased through the Patrons of Irish Art fund in 2016: La Fête by Micheal Farrell; Belfast, from Greencastle by Paul Henry; and Byrne's Pub by Nevill Johnson.

To date, the Patrons of Irish Art Fund has aided the Gallery in the purchase of several very important Irish paintings: That Grand Conversation was Under the Rose by Jack B. Yeats; the outright purchase of the self-portrait by James Latham and a contribution towards Portrait of a Young Gentleman in Rome by Hugh Douglas Hamilton; River landscape with fishermen by George Mullins; a self portrait by Francis Bindon; and An Italianate wooded river landscape, with figures by a tomb by James Forrester; a contribution towards the purchase Faust’s First Sight of Marguerite by Frederic William Burton and Allegory by Mary Swanzy HRHA.