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Media, Art & Education

Merrion Square West &
Clare Street
Dublin 2,

01 661 3579

The National Gallery of Ireland houses the national collection of Irish and European art. It is located in the centre of Dublin with one entrance on Merrion Square, beside Leinster House, and another on Clare Street. It was founded in 1854 and opened its doors ten years later.

We run an exciting work experience programme for Transition Year students. In this week-long programme you will go behind the scenes at the Gallery and learn about the work of different departments including Education, Conservation, Curatorial and Visitor Experience. Working as a team you will develop a ‘live project’ to create an event for young people that will run at the Gallery.

The placement will suit students who are interested in art and may be considering studying it for Leaving Cert. You must be willing to work with students from other schools and be comfortable in a team environment. Most importantly, we’re looking for students who want to learn something from their week at the Gallery and benefit from a new experience.
TY placements 2018-19
TY placements at the Gallery are very popular and places are extremely limited. In 2018-19 we will take two cohorts of students in December 2018 and April 2019. We are unable to facilitate placements outside of these dates.
Week 1 3-7 December 2018
Applications open Monday, 3 September 2018
Applications close Friday, 28 September 2018
Week 2 8-12 April 2019
Applications open Monday, 7 January 2019
Applications close Friday, 1 February 2019
To apply
The application form will be made available on our website during the application periods in September 2018 and January 2019. Please complete the simple application form and return it to Catherine O’Donnell, Education Officer: Teachers, Schools and Youth. We are unable to accept applications outside of the above dates.
Please note that due to the popularity of the programme we are unable to guarantee a place to everyone that applies.