Programmes for Young People (16-25)

Our exciting programme for young people connects our stunning collection with issues of contemporary relevance. Get involved in thought-provoking discussions and debates, and participatory hands-on activities. We weave together art, activism, science, politics, health and history.

Get creative, be inspired, stay connected

4 May | 2pm - 4pm

Gamechangers: People Shaping Ireland

Join us for a discussion with inspiring speakers Vicky Brown, CEO of Cool Planet Experience, and Eimear Manning, marine biologist, ECO UNESCO, along with passionate young people from Gaisce, President’s Award.

See full details here

Tickets €5

Book online

Regular events

One Thursday per month


Thursday Lates

Enjoy food and drink, live music, entertainment, tours, and nail art by Tropical Popical. 

Free. See upcoming dates 
Various dates


Discover your national art collection in a new way. Tour themes include LGBTQIA+ and mindfulness.

Free. See upcoming tours


Find out more:
Contact Catherine O’Donnell T: 01 6633579 E: [email protected]

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Zurich Young Portrait Prize

Enter our inclusive art competition for children and young people aged 0 to 18.

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Maples and Calder Creative Space

Feeling inspired during your visit to the Gallery? Why not drop into our dedicated Maples and Calder Creative Space and create your own masterpiece! This space is for everyone and is open to all ages. Paper and colouring materials provided for free.

Where: Atrium

Visitors drawing in the Maples and Calder Creative Space in the National Gallery of Ireland.