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September Events



Start Date 01 Sep 2014
End Date 30 Sep 2014
Times See below.

Throughout September

Exhibition: Sculpture in Context

Sculpture in Context is Ireland's largest outdoor sculpture exhibition. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to view Ireland's well-established and most promising future artists. Each year an independent panel of selectors is invited to adjudicate this open exhibition, resulting in an exciting mix of mediums and styles.

The Gardens are not only a botanical haven and a quiet oasis on the outskirts of a modern European city; they are also a challenging venue, which gives the artist the rare opportunity to realise large-scale work. It also gives the public an opportunity to ramble and explore, sometimes finding sculptures in the most unusual places. The sculptures will be displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House, and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the Gallery above the Visitor Centre.

Daily throughout the Garden and in the Gallery space, Education and Visitor Centre


Saturdays 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th September

Guided Tour: Through the Sculpture in Context.

On Saturdays throughout the exhibition, you will have a rare opportunity to join the artists for a guided tour throughout the exhibition providing an opportunity to gain an insight into some of Ireland's most exciting and contemporary art.

Time: 3.00pm. Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre


Tuesdays 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th September

Sculpture in Context Tours for Schools

This is your chance to explore the exciting outdoor exhibition with one of the contributing artists!

Time: 3pm. Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre.


Saturday 13th September

Budding Artists

Join our ‘budding’ artists, a creative workshop especially for younger children taking place once a month, under the watchful eye of artist Niamh Synnott. Children are encouraged to take a closer look at the natural world all around them to inspire fun art-making activities. Suitable for 4 to 7 year olds.

Time: 11am - 12.30pm. Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre

Cost: €10. Booking Essential


Saturday 13th September

Hardy Annuals

Why not join us for a guided discovery of the natural world where you can observe, engage and be inspired by your surroundings. Participants in this art programme will be encouraged to use materials in fun and interesting ways while taking inspiration from the world of plants on show at Glasnevin. Suitable for 8 to 12 year olds.

Time: 2pm – 4pm. Meet at the Education and Visitor Centre.

Cost: €10. Booking Essential.


Wednesday 17th September

Afternoon Lecture: Glenstal Abbey with Father Brian Murphy

Gardens, it is said, are a reflection of heaven on earth, and the author of a new book about Glenstal Abbey gardens would seem to emphasise such a view. Fr Brian Murphy will share some of the stories from his life's work at Glenstal, a former estate of the Barringtons which later became a Benedictine Abbey. Fr Brian Murphy began to carry out restoration work in the garden in 1986. His many tales of the Gardens over the years, before and after his arrival, will delight both garden lovers and those interested in the local history of the Limerick region.

Time: 3pm. Auditorium, Education and Visitor Centre.


Thursday 18th September

Lecture: An Introduction to Bird watching

Get an interesting insight from the experts of Birdwatch Ireland on identifying and locating birds in your neighbourhood. Topics will include, the types of bird you can expect to see, good sites for bird watching, type of equipment needed and recommendations for a good guide book.

Time: Doors open at 7.30pm. Education and Visitor Centre

Organised with the Tolka Branch of Birdwatch Ireland.





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