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The Courthouse Gallery & Studios contains two galleries, the Main Gallery on the ground floor and the Red Couch Space located on the first floor.


Exhibition by Tanya Harris 2018 Exhibition by Tanya Harris 2018

Both galleries exhibit work by local, national and international artists with a year long programme of free exhibitions, events and subsidised workshops. The Red Couch Gallery also acts as a project space for the studio members, emerging artists and an experimental space. Exhibitions are selected by the curator and through an open call process and is programmed up to 2 years in advance, with additional workshops and programming to support the exhibitions programme. The exhibitions programme includes a range of annual recurring exhibitions co-organised with local interest groups, such as the Annual QQI, The North Clare Historical Society Exhibition (Summer) and Trasna Winter market exhibition. This supports the Courthouse Galleries aim to provide a platform for heritage and community organisations to engage with a visual arts gallery.


The Gallery is also available for rent, both the main space and function room in order to cover core costs, we have built up a sustainable clientele who offer workshops and events to the region such as:

• Yoga & Sound Bath

• Book Launches, Music Gigs, Social events

• Up-skilling Workshops by Visual Artists

• Community group events/workshops

• Annual North Clare Historical Society Lecture Series

• Regular Book Club


If you would like to book the gallery for an event or to host a workshop contact us now.