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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Come and Be Bowled over By Boole
Guided visit to UCC for Boole 200 Celebrations with lunch in the Hayfield Manor Hotel
Thursday August 27th 2015

George Boole laid the foundations of the information age.
His pivotal advances in mathematics, logic and probability provided the essential groundwork for modern mathematics, microelectronic engineering and computer science.

His influence is such that he has been called the father of the digital age.

Guided Tour of the Glucksman Gallery exhibition

BooleBoolean Expressions - Art and Mathematical Data is an exhibition that explores the ways in which artists use mathematical ideas and systems in their work.

This internationally significant exhibition of contemporary art demonstrates the creative synergies between scientific and artistic thinking and invites audiences to explore mathematical concepts, the impact of big data on contemporary life and the ways in which systems and codes support creative production.

Lunch at The Five Star Hayfield Manor Hotel in Perrott’s Garden Restaurant
Three course lunch, including tea /coffee and a glass of wine.

Guided tour of the Life and Legacy of George Boole

George BooleWho better than Boole to explain what it is like 'Being Boole'?

This tour uses actors to bring the past to life and transport us to 1849 and guide us through the history of UCC and Boole’s relationship with the college.

The tour includes a visit to the beautiful Boole stained-glass window in UCC's Aula Maxima, the Ogham Stone Corridor, the Honan Chapel and Boole exhibition in the Boole library. Our journey through Boole's legacy will come to an end at the newly refurbished Crawford Observatory, which will be open to the public for the very first time.

Meet at Glucksman Gallery UCC for guided tour of Boolean Expressions - an exhibition that explores the ways in which artists use mathematical ideas and systems in their work.
Lunch at Hayfield Manor Hotel in Perrott’s Garden Restaurant, three course meal including wine, tea and coffee.
Meet at Visitors’ Centre in the quad at UCC for guided George Boole Centenary Tour.   
16.15 Home
  Cost €65

Please note early booking is essential to secure restaurant reservations.

Contact Numbers

Noreen McSweeney 086 8479347      
Nessa Durcan 087 2368218

Lisbon & Environs - Art & Cultural Tour
7 Days (Half Board) €1,449 Departing 6th October 2015


• 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 (www.pestana.com). 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

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