School Tours and Projects

School Tours and Workshops for both Primary and Secondary Schools

Schools are welcome to visit our gallery free of charge exhibitions at any time during opening hours. Tours of the exhibitions tailored to your needs can also be arranged at a fee of €2 per student, or €3 per student if you want to include a practical activity. To book a tour or workshop email                                   

Primary Schools Projects

Each year we deliver a broad range of schools programmes which combine gallery visits, workshops, classroom visits, online interactions and students art packs. We orient programmes around our exhibition and residency programme linking them with students own interests and issues. Projects often result in an exhibition or display of students work in Uillinn. 

We partner with West Cork Education Centre to inform schools on opportunities with us. To keep up to date you can also email to be placed on a mailing list and stay informed of opportunities.

Teachers Encounters & School Resources

To see past projects and view learning resources see our School Projects Archive here.

Second Level Projects & Leaving Cert supports

Gallery tours are available for second level groups throughout the year. Gallery tours at Second Level can be of benefit to:

  • Art students; especially those at Leaving Certificate level who must answer questions on visiting a gallery in their exam. All groups can benefit from exposure to contemporary art practice, to broaden their understanding of what art can be, to inspire their own creativity, and to invite their own visual or written response to the work.
  • English students; exhibitions can be used as inspiration for creative writing, or for critical review. Successful responses can be submitted to West Cork Arts Centre for online publication.
  • TY students; as part of encouraging a wider appreciation of culture and exploring new experiences.
  • Depending on the exhibition links to other subjects such as Geography, history or languages can be interesting for specific class groups.    

Each year we design a specific leaving Certificate tour and workshop designed around the leaving cert question. This year's tour and workshops will respond to the new leaving cert art curriculum.

To enquire about booking a place email

2021 - Leaving cert resources

Teachers resource - Leaving Cert gallery question work pack. Click to download 

Video tour with Artist Tommy Weir for Leaving Certs

Festive Project for Primary Schools

Every year we have a festive installation in December. Our 2021 project was Winter bells. We had 10 different primary schools take part, with over 250 students each designing their own working winter bell. The bells were hung all over the building. Public Engagement Artist Kate McElroy compiled a video showing the bells hung and incorporating the students playing their own bells.

If you would like to take part in our 2022 installation please email

Images top to bottom: School tour with Public Engagement Artist Kate McElroy
Schools workshop at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
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