Useful Links

Art Links

  • Ireland's National Gallery

Ireland's National Gallery

  • John Jobson

Artist John Jobson's official website

  • The Art Newspaper

An invaluable source of information about art and the art world.

  • Fine Art & Collectibles Directory

  • Art Price

  • The National Gallery of Ireland

Ireland’s national collection of art from the 14th to the 20th Century

  • The Hugh Lane Gallery

In the heart of Dublin city, the Hugh Lane Gallery houses one of Ireland’s foremost collections of modern and contemporary art.

  • The Irish Museum of Modern Art

IMMA is Ireland's national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art.

  • The Hunt Museum

The Hunt Museum, Limerick, exhibits one of Ireland's greatest private collections of art and antiquities, dating from the Neolithic to the 20th Century, including works by Renoir, Picasso and Yeats.

  • The Crawford Municipal Art Gallery

The Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, the city art museum for Cork, has a permanent collection which comprises over 2000 works, ranging from eighteenth century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations.

  • The Model Arts and Niland Gallery

The Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo, is home to the impressive Niland Art Collection, which features work by Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry, Dorothy Cross and Nick Miller among others.

  • Highlanes Gallery.

Housed in the former Franciscan Church, Drogheda, the recently opened Highlanes Gallery displays the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection which dates from the 17th century and features many of Ireland’s leading artists including Drogheda artist Nano Reid. The gallery also hosts international and national traveling exhibitions.

  • The Royal Hibernian Academy

The RHA is an artist based and artist orientated institution dedicated to developing, affirming and challenging the public's appreciation and understanding of traditional and innovative approaches to the visual arts. The RHA Annual Exhibition, where over half of the work is selected from open submission, provides an unparalleled opportunity to view Ireland’s best-established and most promising future artists.

  • Louis le Brocquy

Louis le Brocquy is recognised by many as the greatest Irish artist of the twentieth century, and one of the greatest of any era. His painting of the heads of great literary and artistic figures such as W.B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Pablo Picasso, William Shakespeare, Federico Garcia Lorca and Seamus Heaney are recognized the world over as being a distinctively powerful and significant part of the canon of 20th century art.

  • The National Irish Visual Arts Library

NIVAL was formally established in 1997 with the aim of documenting all aspects of 20th century and contemporary Irish art and design and providing public access to a national research resource.

  • Irish Arts Review

A most informative quarterly magazine with in-depth articles on Irish art, architecture and design along with exhibition listings and auction results.

  • Circa

Ireland’s leading magazine for contemporary visual arts and culture.


The main source for information on Irish art galleries.

  • Ulster Museum.

Ulster’s magnificent collection of Irish art.

  • Ranelagh Arts Festival

A great series of events in this attractive south Dublin suburb, September 2007

  • Stuart Morle

A contemporary painter, in traditional style, of portraits, landscape and still life, based in Dublin

  • Gabhann Dunne

Gabhann Dunne was the winner of The Whyte's Award at the 179th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition: 26 May-25 July, 2009. This award celebrates artistic excellence by artists under the age of thirty-five and was awarded to Dunne for his work entitled, ‘California, 2009’. This work also earned Dunne the Hennessy Craig Scholarship at the same exhibition. Dunne graduated with an honours degree in Fine Art in 1997 from the Dublin Institute of Technology. Since then he has lived and worked in Amsterdam, New York, Seoul, and Granada. He is currently working and living in Dublin.

  • Ciara O'Hara

Emerging Irish artist Ciara O'Hara works across a wide range of media, including print, drawing, painting, photography and porcelain. Her distinctly feminine style incorporates imagery from nature, while also including elements of nature-inspired man-made design. An honours graduate of the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ciara has exhibited repeatedly in the RHA Annual Exhibition as well as regularly with a range of galleries in Dublin. For further information see:

  • Kevin Geary - Painter & Photographer

Kevin Geary, of Irish parentage, formerly of Wexford and London, now living and working in Sedona, Arizona, produces colourful abstract works as well as superbly detailed pencil or ink portraits and beautiful sepia landscape photographs


  • Ivan Sutton

Artist's website

  • Paul Swan Art

  • Percy French Summer School

The inaugural Percy French Summer School in 2009, which was set up to explore the literary and artistic abilities of William Percy French (1854-1920), was an outstanding success. The school is now held each summer in the historic surroundings of Castlecoote House, Co. Roscommon. It combines a programme of events which set out to commemorate, interpret and celebrate this Irish luminary. For more information and to contact the Percy French Summer School please visit their website:

  • Eleanor Harbison Artist


Irish Interest

  • Collect Ireland

Antiques, Art & Collectables - What's On, Where & When - Countrywide Guide. Everything from the humblest Car Boot Sale to the grandest Auction Room!

  • Currency Converter

  • Kitco

Gold, Silver, Platinum live spot prices

  • Chester Beatty Library

Chester Beatty Library is an art museum and library which houses the great collection of manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and some decorative arts assembled by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968).

  • The Irish Times

National daily newspaper

  • Ireland's Eye History

  • National Maritime Museum of Ireland

The National Maritime Museum houses an extensive collection on all aspects of maritime heritage, from the massive anchor in the museum courtyard to tiny models put together by the lighthouse keepers in the many lonely hours spent on duty off the coast of Ireland. Of the thousands of objects some hundreds are on display in the museum.

  • 1916 Rising Medals & Memorabilia

This site shows a collection items associated with Easter Week 1916, its prelude and aftermath

  • STAMPA - Irish National Stamp Exhibition

The premier event for philatelists and postal historians, which takes place in October of each year, at the RDS Ballsbridge.

  • The MultiText Project in Irish History

The MultiText Project in History is an innovative educational project, brought to you by the History Department, University College Cork. It is the largest and most ambitious project undertaken by any university to provide resources for students of Modern Irish History at all levels: University students, the general reader, and second-level students.

  • RTE - The History Show

Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past. Hear stories about people, places, objects, songs, events, movements, leisure and much more besides.

  • Newstalk - Talking History

The programme takes a contemporary look at history and the lessons that can be learnt from it. The show challenges the listener to rethink their views and to deepen their understanding of history. Presented by Patrick Geoghegan

  • Irish Culture & Customs Website

Traditions, folklore, history and more. If it's Irish, it's here. Or will be! "People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors." -Edmund Burke

  • History Ireland

A really great illustrated Irish history magazine suitable for the scholar and the general reader. Feature articles from all periods of history, books reviews, news, etc. Available on line or by post or in newsagents and bookshops

  • American Irish Historical Society

The Society, founded in 1897 to inform the world of the achievements of the Irish in America, is today a national center of scholarship and culture.