National Gallery

11 November 2017: ‘"A Broken Tree": A day of events celebrating the life of the Irish war poet Francis Ledwidge’, National Library of Ireland/National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Saturday 11 November 2017 the the National Library of Ireland and the National Gallery of Ireland presented ‘A broken tree’, a seminar and concert celebrating the life and work of Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917). A native of Slane, Ledwidge was the son of a farm labourer and, having left school at the age of 13, worked in a number…

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Major National Gallery of Ireland exhibition: ‘Creating history’, 8 October 2016-15 January 2017

From 8 October 2016 to 15 January 2017 the National Gallery of Ireland will host the major exhibition Creating history: stories of Ireland in art. This exhibition represents the Gallery’s principal contribution to the Decade of Centenaries. It brings together over 50 paintings spanning the seventeenth century to the 1930s, depicting or inspired by episodes in…

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13-15 October 2016: ‘Making memory’ conference, National Gallery of Ireland/NCAD, Dublin

From Thursday 13 October to Saturday 15 October the National Gallery of Ireland and NCAD jointly hosted a conference entitled ‘Making Memory: visual and material cultures of commemoration in Ireland’. This cross-disciplinary conference on visual and material cultures of commemoration in Ireland since c.1800  addressed how objects, images, spaces and material practices have worked and been…

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6 February 2016: Opening of ‘James Stephens, the National Gallery of Ireland, and the 1916 Rising’, National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin 2

On 6 February the National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, opened a new exhibition entitled ‘James Stephens, the National Gallery of Ireland, and the 1916 Rising’. James Stephens (1880-1950) came to fame with The Crock of Gold (1912), a story for children of all ages, creating ‘a world of rich fantasy’. He…

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17 October 2015: Opening of ‘Sir Hugh Lane (1875-1915): a centenary perspective’, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2

On Saturday 17 October 2015 a new exhibition entitled ‘Sir Hugh Lane (1875-1915): a centenary perspective’ opened at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2. It has been curated to mark the centenary of Lane’s death on the Lusitania in May 1915. The exhibition aims to give a more rounded view of Lane’s life and personality, his…

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24-25 June: ‘Revival to revolution: the literary career of Thomas MacDonagh’, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2

On 25-26 June the National Gallery of Ireland hosted a two day events entitled Revival to revolution: the literary career of Thomas MacDonagh.  The event was aimed at both academics and the general public and focused on the literary career of UCD lecturer and 1916 leader Thomas MacDonagh (1878-1916). It had a particular emphasis on MacDonagh’s involvement in the periodical…

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27 May 2014: Directors of the National Gallery of Ireland

In 2014 the National Gallery of will host a series of talks on Directors of the National Gallery of Ireland, including three that focus on the period 1914-1923, which forms part of the Decade of Centenaries. At 10.30am on Tuesday 27 May Donal Maguire of the National Gallery of Ireland spoke on ‘Robert Langton Douglas…

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Directors of the National Gallery of Ireland,

In 2014 the National Gallery of will host a series of talks on Directors of the National Gallery of Ireland, including three that focus on the period 1914-1923, which forms part of the Decade of Centenaries. At 10.30am on Tuesday 29 April Robert O’Byrne spoke on ‘Hugh Lane (1875-1915): Directorship 1914-1915’. The lecture took place in…

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