Set on the grounds of 16th century Newtown Castle, Burren College of Art is an internationally recognized not-for-profit independent college specializing in undergraduate and graduate fine art education. We offer artists and art students from around the world time, space and inspiration within the unique environment of the Burren. Additional to our academic programmes, artists can enroll in week-long summer workshops, winter schools and various artist residency schemes.
The Gallery at Burren College of Art is one of the largest art galleries in Ireland outside Dublin. It was designed as a learning resource for the graduate and undergraduate programmes of the Burren College of Art and as a high quality public gallery.
Newtown Castle is a 16th century fortified tower house unique in Ireland by its unusual shape: round tower built on a square base. It was renovated in 1994 and it is open to public during weekdays free of charge.