About Lismore Castle Arts

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 learning programme.

Since opening, the gallery has presented the work of many leading international artists including Anne Collier, Gerard Byrne, Dorothy Cross, Nancy Holt, Richard Long, Charlotte Prodger, Eva Rothschild and Ai Weiwei.

In 2011 a second project space, St Carthage Hall, opened in the town of Lismore. This gallery, in a former chapel, has presented a varied programme of exhibitions including works by Kaye Donachie, Aleana Egan, Martin Healy, Niamh O'Malley, and Superflex.

A third space, The Mill, opened in 2022 on the outskirts of Lismore town, bringing back into use a historically significant building, and allowing an opportunity to present more physically challenging artworks. In 2022 the space launched with Cascade by Virginia Overton.

Lismore Castle Arts is situated in the historic gardens of Lismore Castle, which includes permanent works by Eilís O'Connell and Franz West. Lismore Castle Arts has a deeply embedded community engagement programme, with learning projects such as Artifice, and projects such as A Space for Lismore, which foster long term projects between artists and communities.

Lismore Castle Arts is developing a permanent sculpture yard in the former stable yard, with permanent works by Dorothy Cross and Niamh O'Malley, alongside a printing press which gives our learning programme a focus over the coming years.

Lismore Castle Arts' exhibition programme is kindly funded by the Arts Council, and Waterford City & County Council Arts Grant.

Contact us

Lismore Castle Arts,
Lismore, Co. Waterford,
P51F859, Ireland

Telephone: +353 (0)58 54061
Fax: +353 (0)58 54896
E-mail: info@lismorecastlearts.ie


Curator: Paul McAree

Programme & Operations Manager: Laura Rasmussen

Arts Engagement Facilitator: Rachel O'Hara

Exhibitions Co-Ordinator: Aoife Hayes

Visitor Service Team:

Karen Barrett

Claire Cooper

Sharon Dowd

Catherine Henley

Catherine Hennessy

Sarah Hodnett

Alison Prendergast

Corrinna Rath

Anne Walsh

Margaret Walsh


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Opening Hours

Lismore Castle Arts
Open Daily
Monday to Sunday
10:30am – 5:30pm (last entry 4:30pm)
15 March – 27 October

St Carthage Hall
Saturdays and Sundays
12pm – 5pm during exhibitions
Other times by appointment

The Mill
Saturdays and Sundays
12pm – 5pm during exhibitions
Other times by appointment

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