Newtown Castle

Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

Newtown Castle

One of the great landmarks of the Burren, the 16 th Century Newtown Castle provides a unique venue for projects, installations and performance.

Restored in 1994 the four-storey building includes a minstrel’s gallery and large open fireplaces.

Students are welcome to use the Castle to either create or display their work, be it installations, performances, video or sound works.  The castle is also regularly used a venue for story-telling sessions, receptions, talks and it also plays host to the College's annual conferring ceremony.

Newtown Castle is open to the public free of charge.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 10 am - 5 pm

Saturdays in May and June: 10 am - 5 pm

Heritage Week: August 20th -28th: 10 am - 5 pm

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