TY Dublin Art Appreciation Trip
On Friday 15 th and Fri 22 nd April two groups of transition year students visited Dublin on an art
appreciation based day trip. Students visited the National Gallery, viewing works by artists such as
Caravaggio, Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso and the Irish masters Jack Butler Yeats and William Leech.
Students visited The National Museum of Archaeology Ireland to view such beautiful artefacts as the
Ardagh Chalice, Tara Brooch, Broighter hoard and the bog bodies exhibit. This building holds the
largest collection of Bronze Age gold artefacts in Europe, a beautiful insight into our rich history. In
addition, the art students visited the GPO for their ‘Witness History’ exhibition, taking the
opportunity to visit the GPO approximately 100 years to the week since the 1916 rising. Art History
and appreciation of gallery and museum spaces were the trips main focus. An extremely enjoyable
day was had by all.