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Cork’s 10 Must-Visit Contemporary Art Galleries

Get to know Ireland’s vibrant art scene with our guide to ten of the best contemporary art galleries in Cork, as well as nearby Cobh and Kinsale.

A Photographic Tour of Kilkenny: Medieval Wonders of the Marble City

Darren McLoughlin of Panoramic Ireland reveals the beauty of this Kilkenny through stunning photography.

Tradition Meets Trendy: Dublin’s Best Design Shops

With Dublin's Design Week being held 4-10 November 2013, Daniel Gray surveys some of the best design shops in Ireland’s capital.

A Soft Revolution: Dublin’s Fringe Festival Turns the Crash into a Boom

With the Dublin Fringe Festival taking place in September 2013, Daniel Gray talks to festival director Róise Goan and investigates what this year’s Fringe has in store.

Ireland’s Cultural Calendar: Top 10 Festivals and Events for Autumn

Autumn is Ireland's festival season, with some of the top picks in art, literature, theatre and music events taking place in the coming months.

Celebrating Irish Art: The Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Dublin

These galleries are non-commercial platforms with a focus on facilitating innovative, challenging and engaging contemporary visual art practice.

Eileen Gray: The Essence of Modernist Architecture

Eileen Gray is a name that is as readily associated with the movement of Modernism in Architecture as a Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Mies Van Der Rohe.

A Celebration of Dublin Style: Ten Historic Hotels with a Modern Twist

The city of Dublin is small yet lively and full of history. We look at ten hotels that fuse a mix of the city’s historic style of art and architecture with today’s modern design.

Scenes of Struggle: Ireland’s Journey Through Film at This Year’s Venice Biennale

The artist Richard Mosse has been selected to represent Ireland at the 55th Venice Biennale.

A Lens on a Troubled Land: Classics of Irish Cinema

Ireland and Northern Ireland have no shortage of cinematic subject matter over periods of painful history. This has contributed to the depth of the Irish cinematic canon.

Stories of the Emerald Isle: Irish Nobel Prize Winners

Ireland’s literary history stretches back centuries; however it was with the advent of modernism that Irish literature attained an exalted place in the literary canon.

Ireland Galleries and Museums

Gallery | Butler Gallery

The Butler Gallery is located in the heart of medieval Kilkenny City. Its collection, built on modest means, provides a creditable account of the evolution of 20th century art in Ireland, and its exhibitions have put Kilkenny firmly on the artistic map.

Gallery | Hugh Lane

Located in Dublin's city centre, The Hugh Lane Gallery houses one of Ireland's foremost collections of modern and contemporary art. The original collection, donated by the Gallery's founder Sir Hugh Lane in 1908, has now grown to include over 2000 artworks.

Gallery | Rubicon Gallery

Rubicon Gallery exhibition space was established in 1995. The gallery annually presents ten exhibitions in Dublin; mainly solo projects with some curated events.

Museum | Irish Museum of Modern Art

The Irish Museum of Modern Art is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. The Museum is also Ireland's leading national institution for the collection and presentation of modern and contemporary art.

Museum | Irish Museum of Contemporary Art

Founded in 2007, The Irish Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA) is an artist-led initiative dedicated to advancing the awareness and appreciation of contemporary, experimental and emerging art.

Museum | James Joyce Tower

The James Joyce Tower 8 miles south of Dublin was one of a series of Martello towers built to withstand an invasion by Napoleon and now holds a museum devoted to the life and works of James Joyce.

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Ireland Tours

Art Impressions Art Tours

Art Impressions offers relaxed, informative and intimate art tours within Dublin city, which include the viewing of the world famous Book of Kells and the Gallery Hugh Lane.

Guinness Storehouse Tour

The Guinness Storehouse tour tells the story of Ireland's most famous export, its origins at St. James's Gate in Dublin to its growth as a global brand, known all around the world.

Vagabond Guided Tours

Established in 2002 Vagabond offers an extensive selection of scheduled and flexible tours which offer visitors a fantastic introduction to Ireland and an insight into Irish life.

Ireland Hotels

Castle Leslie Estate

Nestled on 1,000 acres of Irish countryside, dotted with ancient woodlands and glittering lakes, Castle Leslie Estate is one of the last great Irish estates still in the hands of its founding family, and is considered to be one of the finest Castle Hotels in Ireland.

Dylan Hotel

The Victorian exterior of this boutique hotel in Dublin conceals playfully cool and modern interiors. The hotel is also home to Dylan Library, a popular cocktail bar with flawless design, featuring a beautiful long table, comfy yet classy chairs and lush furnishings.

The Twelve Hotel

The Twelve Hotel is located in Galway’s seaside resort of Barna, Galway city’s most stylish and sophisticated neighborhood. Behind a traditional façade lies eclectic designer décor, placing it at the crossroads where history and tradition meet luxury and style.

Ireland Restaurants

Aniar

The food at Aniar is based on the ensemble of natural influences that give food a sense of place. The restaurant is surrounded by lush woodland, shorelines, and farmlands with high quality ingredients unique to the region, which determine the menu at Aniar.

Chapter One

Chapter One is located in the basement of the Dublin Writers Museum in Dublin’s city centre and offers an impressive modern European menu.The restaurant also promotes the work of emerging Irish artists by collecting art for display in the restaurant.

The Farm

The Farm restaurants (there are two within the city) are wholesome Irish owned, family run, eateries grazing in the heart of Dublin. The interiors are minimalist, the furniture is cool, and the general atmosphere is laid back and relaxed.