Art Education

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The Model, The Mall, Sligo
General Details
Contact position: Education Team
Service / Organisation: Art Education
071 9141405

The Model, home of The Niland Collection, is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary arts centres.  We welcome all people to The Model, regardless of age or ability. The Model is home of the Niland Collection and we offer daily tours of the collection, as well as tours of the contemporary exhibitions.  Integral to all aspects of the Model’s programme is an extensive offering of educational opportunities for children and adults, including the ground breaking Young Model programme.

To book a tour contact 07191 41405 or email  The Model's galleries are open Tuesday - Saturday, 10-5.30pm and Sunday 12 - 5pm (Closed Mondays). 

We are wheelchair accessible with dedicated parking spaces in Connaughton Road Car Park. There are also two spaces at the side of The Model building, which are reached via the driveway of The Model.

Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Sligo town and environs
  • Sligo - north
  • Sligo - south, east and west
  • Leitrim - Carrick-on-Shannon and environs
  • Leitrim - south
  • Leitrim - north
Where service is provided
Where service is provided:
  • Service provided at above address
Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Optional donation

Tours: €2 per person, €3 per tour & activity person

How to access the service
How to access the service (referral pathways):
  • People can self-refer / access the service directly (without the need for a referral)
  • Through schools
  • Through HSE services
  • Through other community / voluntary service
Parental permission needed
Do young people need parental permission to use your service?:
  • Under-16s need parental permission

If you would like a tour led by our learning team, please contact for more details.

Age-range catered for
Age-range catered for:
  • Early years (0-4 years)
  • Primary school age (4-12 years approx.)
  • Post-primary school age (13-18 years approx.)
  • Young adults (18-24 years)
  • Adults (25-64 years)
  • Adults (65+ years)

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Services must:

  • Be based in Sligo / Leitrim or provide a service to children, young people or families (0 to 24 years of age, plus pre-birth services) in Sligo / Leitrim
  • Be a state supported or not for profit service or agency
  • Be non-political and non-commercial

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