Lismore Castle Arts, a not-for-profit initiative, was founded in 2005 and is committed to the presentation and promotion of contemporary visual art in Ireland. It hosts exhibitions of international significance alongside a series of smaller exhibitions, projects and events as well as a comprehensive education programme.
Since opening the gallery has played host to the works of many leading international artists including Matthew Barney, Gerard Byrne, Dorothy Cross, Josephsohn, Richard Long, Eva Rothschild, Danh Vo, Ai Weiwei and TJ Wilcox.
In 2011 a second project space, St Carthage Hall, located in the town of Lismore opened. This gallery, in a former church, has presented a varied programme of exhibitions including works by Camille Henrot, Martin Healey, Roman Signer, Superflex and Corban Walker
Lismore Castle Arts is situated in the historic gardens of Lismore Castle, which include permanent works by Roger Hiorns, Eilís O'Connell and Franz West.
Lismore Castle Arts' exhibition programme is kindly funded by the Arts Council, Henry Moore Foundation and Waterford City & County Council Arts Grant.
Lismore Castle Arts
In light of increasing concerns relating to COVID-19, and in order to protect our staff, artists and visitors, Lismore Castle Arts is postponing our Light and Language and Kaye Donachie exhibitions. We will also postpone our forthcoming events programme, and will contact bookers individually.
While the galleries are closed we will be developing our work on all digital channels, including a downloadable series of texts, making our Get Drawing learning booklet available by mail for our supporters to use on their own walks, adding to extensive install images of previous projects, interviews, films and much more. We encourage you to connect with us through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and our website.
Lismore Castle Gardens
We have been following government guidelines and fellow institutions closely, and are delighted that the Gardens are now open, via a new entrance, and with very limited numbers. There are two time slots daily and advance booking is essential. Book your visit now.
View our Visitor Guide online or print at home:
Lismore Castle Arts,
Telephone: +353 (0)58 54061
Fax: +353 (0)58 54896
Curator: Paul McAree
Operations Manager: Mary McGrath
Visitor Services Supervisor: Alexandra Côrte-Real
Arts Engagement Facilitator: Rachel O'Hara
Opening times 2020:
Lismore Castle Gardens open daily from Saturday 13th June, 11am - 4pm. There are two time slots - 11am-1.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm (last entry 3.30pm). Advance booking essential.
Adult: €8.50 Concessions (OAP, Students): €7.00 Child: €6.50 Family Ticket (2 adults & 3 children): €20.00 Friends - Annual Ticket: €45.00 Friends - Family Ticket: €70.00 (includes entry into gardens & gallery)
Lismore Castle is a private home and is not open to visitors.
Free parking is available locally.
Lismore Castle Arts: St Carthage Hall
Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12-5 pm (during exhibitions)
Admission to St Carthage Hall is free. St Carthage Hall is located on Chapel Street, Lismore town centre, behind the Heritage Centre.