Our Galleries

Lismore Castle Arts, a not-for-profit initiative, is a key contemporary visual arts venue in Ireland, founded in 2005. We are committed to the presentation of contemporary art, at two separate exhibition venues. The main gallery space within Lismore Castle hosts one major exhibition of international art per year, while St Carthage Hall, based within Lismore town, presents a diverse programme of contemporary international art, Irish art, graduate work, learning and community projects. Lismore Castle Arts has also developed an offsite programme, including partnered exhibitions in Ireland and overseas. Lismore Castle Arts seeks to be a major contributor to the cultural and visitor economy of Lismore and the region, offering unique experiences with contemporary art.

Lismore Castle Arts


In 2005 the long-derelict West Wing of Lismore Castle, the private family home of Lord and Lady Burlington, the son and daughter in law of the current and 12th Duke of Devonshire, was transformed into a state-of-the-art contemporary gallery. Lismore Castle Arts has commissioned and presented unique projects by Gerard Byrne, Anne Collier, Dorothy Cross, Rashid Johnson, Richard Long, Wilhelm Sasnal, and Pae White amongst many more.

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St Carthage Hall


St Carthage Hall, a former Victorian church hall, opened as a second venue in 2011 in the heart of Lismore town. This enables Lismore Castle Arts to expand its programme, reach into the community and develop audience engagement with visual art. Lismore Castle Arts leads a year-round programme of events and facilitates a diverse learning and engagement programme as well as an offsite projects strand.

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Opening hours

Opening Hours

Lismore Castle Arts
Monday to Sunday
10:30am – 5:30pm
March – October

St Carthage Hall
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
12pm – 5pm
During exhibitions

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