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 Gardens & Gallery
We have been following government guidelines and fellow institutions closely, and are delighted that the Gardens & Gallery 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.
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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 11am - 5pm. There are two time slots - 11am-2pm and 2pm-5pm (last entry 4pm). Advance booking essential.
Adult: €8.50 Concessions (Seniors, 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.