Please send through form at bottom of page indicating which events you will be attending, with your name, number of attendees and your email address.

In addition to those events listed below it is possible that other events may come up in which case we will notify you by email, so please let us know your email address to avoid disappointment (also through form below if you wish).

If you have any queries please contact us at 

Further information can be found on our Facebook page.

* The train and bus times below are subject to change and as such we ask that you double check these before travelling. Additionally our events are subject to change, in which case the secretary will notify you by email.

Saturday 10th August 2019                                                                                               Kilkenny Arts Festival

12:00pm          Pembroke Hotel, Patrick Street. Opening reception - FORM Design made in Carlow.

12:15pm          Butler House, Patrick Street. Opening reception - CONVERSATIONPIECES. 10th anniversary exhibition of the Made in Kilkenny craft group.

1:00pm             Lunch - Hibernian Hotel, Ormonde Street. 2:00pm National Design and Craft Gallery, Castle Yard. Opening reception - CROWDED THRESHOLDS. Group exhibition of established and emerging practitioners with a sense of playfulness and infectious imagination, working across different disciplines.

3:00pm            Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle. Opening reception - AMY CUTLER : COLLOQUIES. First Irish Exhibition by the New York based artist, featuring paintings and pencil on paper works.

The exhibition DOUBLE VISION, featuring artists Eamon Colman and Blaise Smith will be open at Dore’s Old Factory, Abbey Street, until 5:30pm.

Train departs Heuston Station 10:15am. Return 19:02pm.

Dublin coach bus service departs Burgh Quay 10am. Return 5:45pm/ 7:45pm.

When booking please indicate if you wish to attend lunch.                                                                                                         

Tuesday 3rd - Friday 6th September 2019                                                                 Glasgow

4 day cultural trip to the Scottish city of Glasgow.

Enquiries to CIAS Liaison Officer Brigid Connaughton

Saturday 28th September 2019                                                                                       Straffan, Co. Kildare

2:30pm            Visit to the studio of visual artist Kathrine Geoghan. Private studio visit to this artist whose practice is informed by nature and habitat.

Bus Eireann #120 departs Connolly Luas Stop 1:30pm. Studio is 5 minutes walk from the bus stop. 

BOOKING ESSENTIAL                                                                                                          LIMITED CAPACITY

Wednesday 9th October 2019                                                               University of Limerick

12:00pm Guided tour of the National Self Portrait Collection of Ireland located at the University of Limerick. The collection was initiated in 1983 with 15 works and now includes over 500 pieces.

1:00pm Lunch - TBA

2:15pm Bourne Vincent Gallery, UL.

3:00pm Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square. German born, UK based artist, Mariele Neudecker.

Train departs Heuston 9:00am - arrives in Limerick 11:07am

Bus Eireann #304 departs William Street, Limerick 11:30am to UL. 

Dublin coach departs Burgh Quay 9:15am - arrives UL 11:45am.

Wednesday 23rd October 2019                                                                                      Terenure

2:30pm Visit to home of Gerard McNaughton, owner of Tile Style and Chairman of Business to Arts to view his private collection.

Venue address to be confirmed on booking.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL                                MEMBERS ONLY                                  LIMITED CAPACITY

Saturday 23rd November 2019                                                                                       Belfast

12:00pm             Studio visit including one course lunch to the painter Neil Shawcross, RUA, RHA. If you wish to have liquid refreshment with your lunch please ensure you bring some with you.

Venue address to be confirmed on booking.

2:00pm                Visit to the Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum.

Train Departs Connolly Station 9:30am, return 6:05pm

Bus Eireann X2A departs Busarus 9:15am, return buses hourly.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL                                                                                                          LIMITED CAPACITY

Saturday 7th December 2019                                                                                           Christmas Gallery Trawl

2:30pm            Meet at the Doorway Gallery, South Frederick Street, for the opening of their Christmas exhibition. Join us on our annual gallery trawl to view the group exhibitions of at some of Dublin’s major commercial galleries. Full itinerary to be announced.

4:30pm            The Red Bank. Join us for a post trawl glass of wine.

Please add these dates to your diary. 

Members are encouraged to bring guests to events. A small fee of €10 is charged for events to cover administration costs. 

Booking is recommended for events to facilitate advance notice to venues. Please note that dates and times are subject to alteration. Advance booking will ensure members are notified of any changes.

Bookings/ confirmations please to;


Tony Strickland

Membership Secretary

5 The Grove


Dublin D04 YY47

Text 087 6241792


Please fill out the form below indicating which events you will be attending, with your name, number of attendees and your email address.

If you have neglected to renew your subscription for 2019 please send remittance to the above address.

Please note that the society is not responsible for any loss or injury at our events. 

                           image: Patrick Scott