A design and fashion themed Thursday Lates

An exciting fashion and design inspired Thursday Lates event to run at National Gallery of Ireland.

  • A number of top Irish designers will showcase their bespoke collections from the Gallery Shop
  • A design and fashion themed tour will run from 4.30pm
  • A tapas offering and drinks will be served until late

The National Gallery of Ireland is delighted to announce that the second evening of a three-part series of Thursday Lates will take place on Thursday, 10 November from 4.30pm onwards.

Visitors who attend this specially curated event can enjoy a number of design and craft-themed activities, including an opportunity to explore a fascinating tour, which will highlight some of the exquisite fashion featured in the Gallery’s collection.

Irish designers Kiki Na Art, Eve Ray (Eve Ray Designs) and Margaret O’Connor will be showcasing their unique jewellery lines from the Gallery Shop on the night, and John Hanly, creator of cosy, authentic Irish tweed and woven products will also be in attendance.  

Milliners from Feather Head Designs, Dublin-based cuddly toy creators from Guadalupe Creations and Kerry based sustainable fashion designers from Begley & Bowie will be displaying their stunning collections, too.

The Gallery Shop, which is home to Irish design, a wonderful selection of books and a variety of products inspired by the national collection, will be open until 8pm. The Gallery café will be open late as well, serving a tapas offering and a selection of drinks. Margaret O’Connor will also be behind the decks, providing entertainment.

RTÉ Arena will broadcast live throughout the evening, and presenter Seán Rocks will chat to Wendy Erskine, Louise Kennedy and José Ignacio Valenzuela.

Visitors can enjoy a screening of the compelling 2002 documentary film, Estella, which details the life and times of Irish artist Estella Solomons. This is a ticketed event. In addition to this, an exhibition of the artist’s work, Estella Solomons: Still Moments is currently on display in Room 31 at the Gallery and will run until 8 January 2023. Admission is free.

Tickets for all themed tours and performances are limited, book early to avoid disappointment. For more information, visit nationalgallery.ie

Thursday Lates are funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media in support of the Night-Time Economy.

Every Thursday evening, visitors can also avail of €5 tickets to see Turner: The Sun is God – a magnificent display of almost 90 works from Tate’s impressive collection, on show in Ireland for the first time.

Notes to the editor:

Images available upon request.

Media contacts:

Ciara Mooney, Communications, National Gallery of Ireland [email protected]
Tanya Lawless, Communications, National Gallery of Ireland [email protected]

Opening hours:

Monday: 11am – 5.30pm
Tuesday: 9.15am – 5.30pm
Wednesday: 9.15am – 5.30pm
Thursday: 9.15am – 8.30pm
Friday: 9.15am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.15am – 5.30pm
Sunday: 11am – 5.30pm

About the National Gallery of Ireland:

The National Gallery of Ireland is one of the country’s most popular visitor attractions housing the nation’s collection of European and Irish art from about 1300 to the present day, and an extensive Library & Archive. Entry to the collection is free for all to enjoy, learn and be inspired.

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