Sean Rainbird

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Head curator  Brendan Rooney, director  Sean Rainbird and curator Donal Maguire at the launch of the National Gallery’s newest exhibition, Jack B Yeats: Painting & Memory. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first Olympic medal ever won by a citizen of this State was secured by the artist Jack B Yeats for Swimming, better-known now as The Liffey Swim, (...)

Organist Fergal Caulfield rehearsing on stage at National Concert Hall for a special performance of Faure’s Requiem dedicated to victims of Covid-19. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Ireland’s national cultural institutions, normally filled with thousands of visitors each month, have been left empty for much of the past year as a r(...)

Zurich Portrait Prize 2020: a detail from Portrait of a Boy, Morning by Aidan Crotty

A portrait capturing an eight-year-old boy and his time at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, which became the inspiration for a painting by his fathe(...)

After a major redevelopment and expansion, the Goethe-Institut Irland’s Georgian Headquarters at 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 has  reopened

The movie poster on Dublin’s Merrion Square carries a tantalising tagline. “Option 1: Diplomacy; Option 2: Military; Meet Option 3.” In Hollywood’s (...)

National Gallery of Ireland launches a corporate partnership programme with SMBC Aviation Capital. Photograph: National Gallery/SMBC Aviation Capital

The National Gallery of Ireland has signed aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital as the first premium sponsor in its relaunched corporate partnership (...)

Sean Rainbird, left, director of the National Gallery of Ireland with curators Maire Bourke and Brendan Rooney at the announcement of upcoming exhibitions. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The refurbished National Gallery has surpassed attendance targets since it reopened earlier this year, its director, Sean Rainbird, said at the launch(...)

The new  Shaw Room of the National Gallery of Ireland. Photograph:  Marie Louise Halpenny

Late in this excellent documentary, one of the curators at the National Gallery of Ireland describes his process in simple terms. “By putting pictures(...)

A portrait of  Henry Shefflin was unveiled in the National Gallery of Ireland on Monday.  The painting by Tipperary born artist, Gerry Davis was commissioned as part of the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016. Photograph: Maxwells

The National Portrait Collection was established in 1884, the same year the GAA was founded. The collection was founded to recognise “eminent Irishm(...)

Visitors last week at the annual Turner exhibition in the National Gallery, which runs for the month of  January. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The National Gallery of Ireland will finally reopen to the public in mid-June after being largely closed for more than six years, gallery director Sea(...)

From the Orpen archive. Photograph:  National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland has acquired an archive of more than 400 letters and drawings by Sir William Orpen – one of Ireland’s best-known arti(...)

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