MEI Cultural Spotlight #13 – Art in Ireland

May 06, 2016

This time we are going from middle to highbrow. Ireland has a rich heritage and reputation for producing quality artists and skilled people from Jack B Yeats to Francis Bacon. This week we are going to look at Art in Ireland and highlight the galleries and museums that we have to offer.

National Gallery of Ireland




The National Gallery of Ireland is located on Merrion Square West Dublin 2, just a short stroll from Trinity College.

With an impressive collection of masterpieces by world renowned artists and Sculptures.A beautiful bright modern building with gift shop and restaurant the gallery is the perfect way to spend a day off. there is no cost for admission to the Gallery (they do accept donations, which can be put in boxes at the door) so it’s one of the best options for something to do if on a budget too.

For more information on the National Gallery; click here

IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art

The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) aims in all its activities to create for the public an enjoyable and engaging experience of contemporary art. It achieves this through a dynamic and changing programme of exhibitions and education programmes based in its home at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and working with partners nationally and internationally.  As the national institution for contemporary art IMMA is committed to supporting artists’ work, and works with artists and partners to support the development, understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art in Ireland.

IMMA is the home of the national collection of modern and contemporary art and takes responsibility for the care and maintenance of this national resource. We ensure that it is accessible to visitors to IMMA and beyond through exhibitions, collaborations, loans, touring partnerships and digital programmes.



For more information on the IMMA; click here

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Jack B Yeats-  Liffey Swim


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