Paintings-1.jpgLike many local government museums, the painting collection has a number of portraits of Members of Parliament, Justices of the Peace and dignitaries, which are now displayed in the Council Chamber. Paintings-4.jpg

However, there is also a great variety of work including still lifes, landscapes, portraits and gallery copies (for example Edwin Long’s reproductions of paintings in the Prado Museum).

Gifts and bequests from local artists, collectors and families have enhanced the collection over the years. The Haverty Trust has also generously donated important pieces of Irish art including works by Charles Lamb, Cecil Galbally and Maurice MacGonigal.