What's on

  1. Photo of two children drawing on a giant sheet of brown paper on the floor.

    Children

    Drop-in family workshop: Weaving Wonders

    10 May 11.30 - 13.30

    Join artist Ashleigh Downey for this creative workshop, inspired by Drawn from Nature: Irish Botanical Art.

  2. Oil painting of the prodigal son feasting

    Talk

    Talk and Tea: Murillo

    12 May 11.00 - 12.00

    Join Muirne Lydon and Dr Aoife Brady, curators of Murillo: The Prodigal Son Restored, for this engaging discussion about the exhibition.

  3. Conservation work on a gold gilt frame. © National Gallery of Ireland

    Pop-up talk

    Pop-up talk: Framing Murillo

    14 May 13.15 - 13.35

    Join conservator Sophie Reynolds-Lerner for a free lunchtime talk about the frames of Murillo's Prodigal Son series of paintings.

  4. Yellowed varnish being removed using cotton swabs

    Viewing

    Lavinia Fontana Project: Watch conservators at work

    14 May 15.00 - 18.00

    Take a look through the window into the Gallery's Conservation Studio to catch a glimpse of our conservation team.

  5. Woman drawing in the Gallery.

    Tour

    Botanical Sketching Tour

    14 May 18.00 - 19.00

    Join Jennie Taylor, from the Gallery's Education team, for a special tour of Drawn From Nature: Irish Botanical Art.

  6. Children drawing int he National Gallery of Ireland

    Special event

    Drawing Day 2020

    16 May 10.00 - 16.00

    A nationwide celebration of drawing and creativity!

  7. Early years education programmes, National Gallery of Ireland

    Early years

    Baby workshop: Baby Botany

    18 May 12.00 - 12.35

    Led by ecological artist Ashleigh Downey, this sensory workshop for babies will explore textures and smells inspired by botanical art.

  8. Babies enjoying sensory activities in the National Gallery of Ireland

    Early years

    Baby workshop: Baby Botany

    18 May 14.00 - 14.35

    Led by ecological artist Ashleigh Downey, this sensory workshop for babies will explore textures and smells inspired by botanical art.

  9. Botanical drawing

    Special event

    Walking Tour: The Wonder of Weeds!

    24 May 15.00 - 16.30

    Join us for a walk through Dublin city parks and streets, discovering the mysterious and surprising qualities of plants.

  10. A watercolour showing a bridge surrounded by greenery, with Lismore Castle in the background.

    Friends

    Friends | Curator's Choice: The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Ballymaloe House

    27 May - 28 May

    This exclusive 2-day trip for Friends of the Gallery will feature uplifting opera, award winning cuisine, gorgeous gardens and historic houses