Primary & Secondary School Tours for Seachtain na Gaeilge

We are delighted to offer Primary & Secondary School Tours for Seachtain na Gaeilge for our current exhibitions. 


Details for tours: 

Date: 7th-9th of March 

Dates: 14th -16th of March 

Time: 10-10.45 or 11.15 – 12.00 available on each date

Fee: Free 

Main Space Exhibition:

Aileen MacKeoghs Art & the Anthropocene, Being in and Apart from Nature.


Aileen MacKeogh (1952-2005) was one of a new generation of women artists who challenged traditional issues and methods in the visual arts. Aileen explored the ways we see, relate and respond to nature, to trees, woods and the landscape. We move between reverence and exploitation. From caring about nature, to seeing it as a means to an end.

MacKeogh worked with materials that reflect the fragility of nature – paper, branches, twigs and leaves; materials that would not last, that would age, wilt and die over time. It did not bother her that colours might fade, that bits might get broken or rot and fall apart. This is what happens to everything in nature.


Front of House Space:

Eilis O’Toole’s ‘In a Landscape’ 



Eilis O’Toole graduated from N.C.A.D. specialising in Fine Art Painting in 1999. She is a visual artist with a practice in painting. She has exhibited in many juried group exhibitions throughout Ireland. Solo exhibitions include – ‘Momentary’ Narrow Space, Clonmel and ‘Early one Morning’ The Hallward Gallery, Dublin. She has participated in an artist residency in Reykjavik Iceland.Her work is held in public collections including the OPW and AXA Insurance.

These paintings are part of an evolving series of works which provide a space for reflection and contemplation.


How to book your guided tour: 

To book your place please send the following details to the Visual Arts and Education Manager Sandra Kelly, or call 051 877153. 

1. Name of school

2. Class group details (size of group, year of group)

3. Teachers’ details (Name/Number/ Email)

4. Language you would like the tour in.


Please book early to avoid disappointment.

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