A recent photo of the Friends of the Crawford Gallery at the Ggantija Temples on the island of Gozo, in Malta,
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Wednesday 10 June 2015
Guided visit to Dublin’s Mansion House to celebrate its Tercentenary & Tour of The Little Museum Dublin
with lunch in the Cliff Townhouse Restaurant,
Stephen’s Green

Guided Tour of the 18th Century Queen Anne Style Mansion House
MANSION HOUSEThe Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin City, celebrates its tercentenary this year. It was purchased for use as the Lord Mayor’s residence from Joshua Dawson in 1715 and was the first such official residence for a mayor in Britain or Ireland. It is historically and architecturally significant as a rare example of the early 18th century Queen Anne style architecture in Dublin.

Lunch at the Cliff Townhouse Stephen’s Green
Three course lunch, including glass of wine, at the Cliff Town House, sister restaurant to the Cliff Hotel, Ardmore. The restaurant overlooking St Stephen’s Green is in the late17th century house that was originally the home of the Earl of Shelbourne.

Guided Tour of the Little Museum of Dublin

Little Museum
Located in an 18th Century Georgian Townhouse on Dublin's St Stephen's Green The Little Museum tells the story of Dublin in the 20th century. The collection includes art, photography, advertising, letters, postcards, objects and ephemera relating to cultural, social and political life in Dublin between the years 1900 and 2000. It has recently acquired the Christy Browne Collection.


09.20        Depart Kent Station
11.55        Arrive Heuston Station Transfer by taxi to Little                  Museum of Dublin
12.30        Guided tour of Little Museum of Dublin
13.30        Lunch at the award winning Cliff Town House                  Restaurant, St Stephen’s Green
15.15        Guided tour of Mansion House Dublin
16.15        Transfer by taxi to Heuston Station
17.00        Depart by train for Cork
19.30        Arrive Cork

Cost:        €75 (Price does not include train fare)

Contact Numbers
Noreen McSweeney 086 8479347
Nessa Durcan 087 2368218

Please note early booking is essential to secure restaurant reservations

Wednesday 17 June 2015
Special Screening of Frameworks Films'
'Seamus Murphy A Quiet Revolution' & 'The Last Statue Maker In Cork'

Seamus Murphy

Join the Friends for a special screening of two short films
followed by tea and coffee in the gallery’s library.

Wednesday June 17th begins a series of occasional film screenings and coffee mornings for the Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery.

Seamus Murphy: A Quiet Revolution premiered at the Cork Film Festival last year. It examines various aspects of Murphy’s practice as a craftsman and artist and contains interviews with Murphy and members of his family as well as commentary from Peter Murray, Director of the Crawford Art Gallery.

The Last Statue Maker in Cork is a half hour documentary about the life and work of Cork statue maker Maurice O’Donnell. It also tells the stories of some of his statues including the famous ‘moving’ statue of Ballinspittle.

10.15      Film screening in Lecture Theatre
11.45      Relax and chat with tea / coffee and biscuits
               in the library                                       

Admission €10 payable on arrival.

For catering purposes please indicate attendance
by mail to:
Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place

or telephone office at 021-4907864   

or email: friends@crawfordartgallery.ie

Tuesday 30 June 2015
Getting to Know Your Gallery
Guided Tour of Sean Scully - Figure / Abstract Exhibition
with Michael Waldron

Join the Friends and Michael Waldron for a private guided tour of The Sean Scully -  Figure / Abstract Exhibition
followed by tea and coffee in the gallery’s library.










Tuesday June 30th we continue our series of occasional tour and coffee mornings for the Friends of the Gallery where members will be introduced to new acquisitions and exhibitions. This time we concentrate on the Sean Scully exhibition that opens two days before our tour.

Join us as Michael Waldron guides us through the work of this highly acclaimed Irish artist.

We will gather for coffee/tea and a chat afterwards in the gallery’s library.

The morning schedule

10.30      Meet in the sculpture gallery before private                tour with Michael Waldron.
11.30      Relax and chat with tea / coffee and biscuits                in the gallery’s library

Admission €8 payable on arrival

For catering purposes please indicate attendance by mail to:
Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place

or telephone our office at: 021-4907864

or email: friends@crawfordartgallery.ie

Friends of the Crawford Gallery

As an independent support group for the Crawford Art Gallery, the Friends´ aim is to promote awareness of the Gallery, its collections and exhibitions and to foster an interest in all aspects of art and heritage. Through your membership and participation in the Friends´ events we provide support to the Gallery for future acquisitions of art and for exhibitions.

Members of the Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery have the opportunity to attend our spring and autumn series of lunchtime lectures on art history, contemporary art and our local heritage of art and architecture.

Throughout the year the Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery also host short visits and guided day tours to galleries, museums and great houses and gardens of Ireland.

Members have the opportunity to attend short talks by art historians on specific works in the Gallery´s permanent collection followed by tea/coffee and scones in the Ballymaloe Gallery café.

Each year we organise a tour abroad for our members to places of cultural interest throughout Europe. Recent tours have been to Northern Italy, Provence, St Petersburg, Berlin and Barcelona.

Members of the Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery receive notification of, and invitations to, the opening of all Gallery exhibitions.

Details of membership are available from the Friends’ Office beside the Gallery Café.

Become a Member
Download the membership form here
(Word doc. 32kb)

Administrators are present in the gallery on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm.

Noreen Mc Sweeney
Nessa Durcan
+353 (0) 21 490 7864