The Cow House

The studios are housed in a recently converted stone barn. Built in 1915, it was a working “cow house” until 2006. With its dense stone walls, abundant natural light, and high ceiling supported by striking wooden beams, the Cow House is architecturally unique at twice the width of typical Irish stone barns. Today, the 343 m2 (3700 ft2) open plan studio contains a darkroom, computer lab and lounge. The studios were designed for flexibility of use, the Cow House contains 6 individual spaces, and a shared open studio floor for larger group projects and alternative working methods.

The well equipped black & white darkroom is capable of making prints up to 50 x 60 cm (20 x 24 in), and our computer lab consists of Apple Macintosh computers, a high resolution film scanner, a wide format colour printer, Adobe Creative Suite and wireless broadband. Artists may also our various manual and electric hand tools, suitable for building canvas stretchers and small sculptural work.