Caramelized Orange Upside-Down Cake

Recipe: Caramelized Orange Upside-Down Cake We started to make our caramelized orange upside-down cake at Cow House last year during Art on the Farm, our summer art program for high school students. Caitriona noticed the students weren’t eating as many oranges, and we had a few extra in the fruit basked about to go off. […]

Dún Aonghasa

One of our absolute favorite places to visit is the prehistoric hill fort of Dún Aonghasa on Inis Mor, the largest of the three Aran Islands just off the coast of Galway. Perched in a stunning location at the edge of a 300ft high cliff, Dún Aonghasa is a breathtaking place for its natural beauty […]

Maria Hinds

Community update with Maria Hinds Maria Hinds is one of our dearest friends. She was instrumental in the early development of the design language for Cow House and has provided almost all of our print and web design since the beginning. She was also one of our first residency artists back in 2008, and her […]

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Recipe: Hainanese Chicken Rice We have been making this dish at Cow House since the very beginning. Frank loves food and cooking for people, but when the studios first opened, he didn’t have much expertise in preparing dishes from the Asian continent. His background is Italian American, and he spent some time in New Mexico […]

FieldWorks 2019: Student Artwork

In 2019 we launched FieldWorks, our 12-week gap year program for students pursuing creative careers. In many ways, students and instructors alike, lept into this experiment together. It felt like our first year of Art on the Farm, learning so much along the way. At times there were challenges, continually assessing the merits of each […]

Sourdough Bread

Recipe: Sourdough Bread One of the most remarkable things about sourdough bread is that just three ingredients, time, and technique, can yield such a satisfying combination of textures and flavors. Making sourdough bread is a process. There is no real way to sugarcoat it, but since we all have a bit more time on our hands […]

Temporary Closure

COVID-19 Temporary Closure

It has been two weeks since we said goodbye to Marielle MacLeman, Kasia Kaminska, Vincent Gregan, and Sarah Stolar, the final group of artists from our most recent open residency. Due to the global pandemic, this will be the last group of any sort we host for some time. Currently, we have postponed all programming […]

Fermented Hot Sauce & Peanut Rayu

Recipe: Fermented Hot Sauce & Peanut Rayu Two things we nearly always have in our fridge at Cow House are a fermented hot sauce and peanut rayu. These two condiments are seriously addictive and seem to work on just about everything. During our residencies and our summer program, we’ve noticed that some people pull them […]

HTFAM 2020 Facilitators Sonja Thomsen & Eirik Johnson

For our forthcoming residency How to Flatten a Mountain, our residency in collaboration with PhotoIreland, workshops will be led by an outstanding group of artists. We are thrilled to announce that photographers Sonja Thomsen and Eirik Johnson will be joining us for a full day of presentations, workshops, and critiques. These artists among others will […]

Sarah Pannell

Community update with Sarah Pannell Sarah Pannell was a participant in our 2018 residency How to Flatten a Mountain. She is an Australian visual artist whose work concerns culture, landscape, tradition, and community. Sarah received a BA in International Studies from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia in 2009 and a BA in Photography, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia […]

Cow House Granola

Recipe: Cow House Granola For a majority of our programming during the year, our breakfasts are self-catering. Our residency artists and gap year students don’t like to make a fuss early in the morning and usually go for something simple. As a way to make things more interesting for them, Caitriona started making granola from scratch. […]

How to Flatten a Mountain 2020

How to Flatten a Mountain 2020 Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic. Successful applicants will be given an opportunity to showcase their work on the dedicated website howtoflattenamountain.com Program Description: How to Flatten a Mountain is a 12-day residency opportunity presented by PhotoIreland & Cow House Studios with the support of Inspirational Arts. This opportunity is open to […]

Mary’s Christmas Mince Pies

Recipe: Mary’s Christmas Mince Pies At this time of year, in just about every grocery store, cafe, and bakery here in Ireland, you’ll see stacks of mince pies for sale. These are nice if you can get them, but nothing compares to Mary’s homemade version. Her mince pies are something special, and one among many […]

The Library Project

The Library Project

In Temple Bar, the heart of Dublin’s city center, you can find The Library Project, run by PhotoIreland Foundation since 2013. This exciting space combining a library, bookshop, and gallery, is somewhere we always recommend to our residency artists, especially those with a primary interest in lens-based media. We regularly pop in for a visit […]