This Summer is all about visual arts with our free exhibition and activities as well as a series of creative, animal-themed workshops.

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We are delighted to present three D.E.S. approved arts summer courses for primary school teachers. In partnership with Dublin West Education Centre

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Featured Events

  • The Beautiful Beasts Exhibition!

    1 Jul - 27 Aug 2017 Read More
  • Early Years: Enchanting Transformations

    20 Jul - 5 Aug 2017 Read More
  • Visual Art Workshops: Animal Shapeshifters!

    22 Jul - 13 Aug 2017 Read More
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A Tribute to Professor John Coolahan as he steps down from the Board of The Ark after 13 years.

The following is an extract from a tribute given by Catherine Byrne, Chair of The Ark’s Board at the

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Add your own Beautiful Beasts to our Summer Exhibition!

Do you have a beautiful pet? Does your child have a best animal-friend who deserves to be celebrated?

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Suggest a Name for the New Addition to our Beautiful Beasts

Help us name our beautiful new Seal sculpture by artist Helen O'Connell!

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