With expertise ranging across nineteenth and twentieth century art and architecture, I am interested in opportunities to speak, write, or appear on new and ongoing programmes. I have been an invited speaker at museums and galleries around Ireland, and welcome enquiries for future events. I have also contributed articles to the Irish Arts Review, RTE and other online platforms.

For details on fees and availability, please contact

Examples of Lectures, Talks and Tours: 

Lecture: ‘Painting Dublin – Ireland’s Urban Art History’, Kilkenny Liberal Studies, 25 April 2022.

Online Talk: ‘Flora Mitchell – Depicting Tenement Dublin’, Teatime Talk, 14 Henrietta Street, 16 March 2022.

Lecture: ‘Painting Dublin, 1886 – 1949: Visualising a Changing City’, Irish Georgian Society, 8 March 2022.

Podcast: Harry Kernoff: Capturing Dublin, with Donal Fallon, Three Castles Burning.

Art Appreciation Course: Artist, Writer, Image: Literary and Artistic Connections in the National Gallery of Ireland, January-March 2022.

Dublin Festival of History: If Ever You Go to Dublin Town: Donal Fallon in conversation with Nicola Pierce and Kathryn Milligan, 10 October 2021.

Participant: Jack Yeats: A 150th Birthday Celebration, 29 August 2021.

Art Appreciation Course: Cities and Suburbs: Life, Leisure and Landscape, National Gallery of Ireland, March-April 2021.

Seminar: Queen’s University, Belfast, Irish Studies Seminar: Painting Dublin, 1886 – 1949

Conversation: Little Museum of Dublin, 120 Dublin Stories Episode 27: Dr Kathryn Milligan

Audio Tour: ‘Brick Palace: Building the City Markets’, Culture Night 2020.

Lecture: ”Life in the Shelbourne is a thing in itself’: Art, Architecture and History at the Shelbourne Hotel’, Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland, 22 February 2020.

Walking Tour: ‘Photographer as Flaneur: Walking Tour of Dublin’, with Gavin Leane, 15 February/14 March 2020.

Contributor: ‘Photographer discovers famous artist’s work in abandoned church’,

Lecture: ‘Metropolitan Lives: John Lavery (1856 – 1941) and Walter Osborne (1859 – 1903)’, Hunt Museum Summer Symposium, Limerick, 8 June 2019.

Lecture: ‘19th and 20th Century Views of Dublin in Art’, People’s College Lectures, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane, 16 February 2019.

Tour: Art at the Westbury Hotel, tour for the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland, January 2019.

Lecture: ‘‘As though he were gazing through a window’: new research on Walter Osborne’s Venetian Paintings’, UCD Humanities Institute, 18 April 2018.

Tour: The Jack B Yeats Collection at the K Club, for the Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland, February and April 2018.

Lecture: ‘Frederic William Burton’s ‘The Meeting on the Turret Stairs’. Recorded in the National Gallery of Ireland on 8 April 2016, on the occasion of the bicentenary of the artist’s birth.

Video: ‘Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art’, 2016.

Radio: Culture File on Lorcan Murray’s Classic Drive: ‘The Summer of Lavborne’, 4 June 2019.

Radio: RTE Inside Culture: Special Programme on ‘Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art’, 31 October 2016.

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