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Dementia Inclusive Gallery Tours are back in person but still available online!

We are delighted to announce that we are offering our popular Dementia Inclusive Gallery Tours in person again in the Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire. If you are booking a group from a residential care setting we will arrange tours at a time and date that suits your residents, we can also deliver an online experience if that suits the needs of participants best.

Upcoming dates in the Gallery for tours:

Mondays 27 June, 25 July and 22 August, 11.30am - 1pm

Tuesdays 5, 19 July and 30 August, 2.30 - 4pm                                     

To book or for more information please ring Máire or Pia on (01) 236 2759 or email

Are you living with dementia or would you like to try something different with your loved one living with dementia? Julie Merriman, Claire Halpin and Orla Goodwin are all trained to support people with dementia and facilitate these sessions. They will guide the group through selected artsworks.

The next Dementia Inclusive Gallery Tours are of the exhibition A Collection of Conversations, a dementia inclusive exhibition.

From mid-June two neighbouring art galleries, in Dún Laoghaire and Drogheda present ‘A Collection of Conversations’, a dementia inclusive exhibition. The artworks featured are from the dlr County Collection and the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection, and both exhibitions have been specially selected by artists and trained Azure facilitators, Claire Halpin, Julie Merriman and Orla Goodwin for visitors with dementia in mind.

A family member/carer or friend are welcome to accompany the attendee.

The group will explore and discuss a selection of artworks with time at the end for all involved to enjoy a cup of tea and chat about the experience.

Tours can be booked as a group booking for nursing homes or booked by individuals

These tours and free and funded by the HSE/dlr County Council Arts and Health Partnership and supported by the Azure Network.

If you would like to be included on the mail list for the Dementia Inclusive Gallery Tours please email with the subject line Dementia Inclusive Gallery Tours.