Tours of Lismore Castle Arts and Sculpture Garden


Tours of the exhibitions can be arranged to suit a range of audiences and levels from schools, colleges and educational groups starting at a cost of €2 per head. Groups may also wish to engage in a tour around the gardens at Lismore Castle which showcase a selection of contemporary sculptures from artists such as Antony Gormley, Eilis O'Connell and Richard Wright. Please notes tours must be booked at least one week in advance of your visit.

Secondary School Tours and Visits


We are currently offering a package specifically designed for the Leaving Certificate Art Appreciation question. This 2 hour intensive course will include a guided tour of the gallery focusing on aspects such as Lighting, Gallery Layout, Display, Artist biography and personal response.

Following the tour LCAs education team will lead a focus group covering all areas discussed throughout the visit and supply each student with an information pack upon departure.

Cost per student €3.

Primary School Tours and Visits


Lismore Castle Arts in collaboration with the castle gardens and forest teams will be offering an exciting pack of activities for primary school tours over the 2017/2018 school year. The days events will circulate around nature, craft and environmental workshops. It will be a guaranteed adventure for all those who take part. For further details please contact the education team at 058 54061

Scouts and Guides

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Working in collaboration with local guides and scouting groups Lismore Castle Arts has designed an ambitious day long outdoors workshop inspired by the works of land artists, Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy. Taking inspiration from the formal gardens, participants accumulate a mass of materials and visual information to respond to. The workshop results in a series of beautiful pieces of art formed fully from natural materials collected throughout the day. For further details on how to take part please contact our education team.

Garden Sculpture Hunt

Children visiting the Gardens and Gallery are offered the opportunity to take part in Lismore Castle Arts specially designed sculpture hunt at no additional cost. The hunt challenges children to look at and engage with the artworks as they make their way around the garden. On completion they can show their findings to the gallery staff and even get a small prize. Booklets can be collected upon arrival.