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Highlights of the collection and temporary exhibitions. Free

With Easter Sunday falling on April 1st this year you would be a fool to miss our annual extravaganza for all things Easter, The Mad Hatters Tea Party in Deerpark, Mount Merrion. The Mad Hatters Tea Party returns to Deerpark, Mount Merrion on Easter Sunday, April 1st 2018 to celebrate Easter and kick off another exciting season of dlr Events. We have lots of Easter treats to give away on our Easter Trail throughout the day. All you’ve got to do is solve the clues spread across Deerpark to win one of the hundreds of Easter treats that our Easter Bunny specially delivered. If fashion is more your thing why not make your own Mad Hat and be in with a chance to win the Grand Prize for the Maddest Hat at the Tea Party in our Hatwalk Fashion Show. You don’t even have to being a hat because our expert Make and Do team will have all the materials and give you all the help you need on the day. We will have lots of activities including The Teacup Ride, eggsiting Inflatables, Facepainting and more. To top it off your favourite Tea Party characters will also be there in […]

 Senator George Mitchell who will deliver an address The Good Friday Agreement: A Personal Reflection in advance of the opening of Amanda Dunsmore’s exhibition Keeper that evening.

Trans Live Art Salon is a collective of trans and GNC artists that aims to elevate trans voices in art and media, to work together to change narratives around trans folk and to create art together.

In tandem with the theme of the book The Long Gaze Back, An Anthology of Irish Women Writers this lecture by Jessica Fahy will discuss portraits of Irish women authors in the Gallery’s collection.

This study morning will explore themes arising from the exhibition Keeper by Amanda Dunsmore including the politics of memory, history, archive and the role of the artist.

Ghost-Haunted Land with Dr Declan Long. This talk will discuss post-Troubles contemporary art highlighting artists who have reflected on the ongoing anxieties of aftermath.

Julia Dubsky is a painter whose subject matter has continued to handle nuances of the medium in particular, while also grappling with broader subjects such as ‘conviction’.

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is fast approaching and this year Fibromyalgia Support Ireland are hosting an event to spread as much awareness as we can surrounding Fibromyalgia. We will have guest speakers, medical professionals, information, raffles, music, fun, lots of chat and new friends. We invite everyone to come along to Oscars Cafe Bar, Fishamble Street, Dublin at 1pm on May 12th, whether you have Fibromyalgia, know someone who suffers from the condition or just want to support us. Raffle Prizes include: A makeover for 4 lucky winners from The Beauty House, Dublin. A Mega Fibro Basket\nSpot Prizes & more… Raffle tickets will be sold at the venue, on the day and all proceeds go to Fibromyalgia Support Ireland. We will also have beautiful Fibromyalgia Pins for sale, so you can show your purple for FAD! Our goal is to raise much needed awareness around this illness, so come along, take photos, tag yourself at the event, let the world know you\’re supporting us and let\’s raise as much awareness as possible! We look forward to seeing you all! www.fibromyalgiasupportireland.eu

Immerse yourself in the wonderful landscapes by artist Frans Post at this exciting new National Gallery of Ireland exhibition. From 1636, Frans Post spent several years exploring Brazil and creating captivating artworks based on the exotic flowers, wild animals, and stunning views that he witnessed on his travels. At this rare exhibition, you will view Post’s extraordinary depictions of Dutch sugar plantations and an array of eye-catching creatures including alligators, monkeys and anteaters. Whether you’ve been to Brazil before or it’s always been on your travel wishlist, a visit to Beasts From Brazil at the National Gallery of Ireland is guaranteed to inspire wanderlust and fire your imagination.