6 Art Centres to explore in Ireland
A country in the north-western Europe. Ireland, or Republic of Ireland shares its only border with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. It is surrounded by the ocean in all it's other sides. About 40% of the countries 5 million population lives in the greater city area of Dublin.
Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin is a new purpose built Irish language arts and cultural centre. It is part of the An Gaeláras group and opened premises in Great James Street, Derry. An impressive adddition to the city's skyline, it has become a beacon for language and culture enthusiasts, greatly enhancing access to services and facilities for the city’s Irish speaking community. It is also a symbol of the ongoing economic regeneration of the city.
Down Arts Centre is the operational base for the arts in Downpatrick and the surrounding area. It produces a busy programme of events all year round, including exhibitions, live theatre and music events and a wide range of classes and workshops for all ages.
Sirius Arts Centre is a multi-disciplinary arts organisation in the Cobh-Glanmire municipal district of east Cork. It is housed in a beautiful Italiante building that was designed by Anthony Salvin in 1854 to house the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest in the world. It hosts visual arts exhibitions, music concerts and community engagement events year round.
Strule Arts Centre is an award-winning contemporary arts venue and conference centre that is home to theatre performances, comedy, music, dance, workshops, exhibitions and so much more. It is a perfect setting to host any event, conveniently located in the heart of Omagh close to transport links and town centre parking. The facility features a 384 seat auditorium, lecture theatre, visual arts gallery, museum exhibitions, dance studio, workshop space, art studio, meeting rooms, café and bar.
The Dock is Leitrim's centre for the arts with Theatre and Music Performances, Exhibitions, Projects, Workshops and Classes. It is housed in the beautiful 19th Century former Courthouse building, overlooking the majestic river Shannon in the county town of Carrick on Shannon. It now includes a 100+ seat performance space, three art galleries, artists studios, an arts education room and it is home to The Leitrim Design House.
This is one of Ireland's most important contemporary arts centres with an extensive and vibrant programme of visual and performing arts. The gallery houses several exhibition spaces focusing on contemporary art and education activities, a cinema/venue for concerts, an artist-in-residence programme, and a collection of 20th-century Irish art called the Niland Collection. This collection is named for the former Sligo County librarian, Nora Niland.