The Friends on tour in Portugal
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Lisbon & Environs - Art & Cultural Tour
Departing 6th October 2015

- 7 Days (Half Board) €1,449


• Lisbon – guided city tour
• Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
• Palácio Nacional de Fronteria
• Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
• Palácio Nacional de Queluz
• Estoril
• Sintra & Palácio Nacional da Pena
• Museu Gulbenkian – guided tour
• Sesimbra & Palmela
• Évora – guided tour

We stay six nights on half board basis at the 4* Pestana Cascais Hotel at Cascais ( With a fantastic view of the ocean and surrounded by wide gardens, the hotel is located a scenic twenty minute walk from central Cascais. Facilities at the hotel include a
restaurant, bar, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and a sauna.

Some places still available
Apply Friends Office  021 4907864

Friend's Autumn Lectures

Friday 30 October

Angela Ryan
Chartres Cathedral carried over from spring series

Friday 6 November

Nicola Gordon
Bowe Wilhelmina Geddes

Friday 13 November

Dickon Hall
Surrealism and British and Irish painting

Friday 20 November

Diarmuid Scully
Images of Ireland and the Irish from medieval maps and manuscripts

Friday 27 November  

Kevin Rutledge and Michael Waldron
Patrick Hennessy
Celebrating the Centenary of Patrick Hennessy

Wednesday 9 December

Christmas Party in the Long Gallery

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