Visual Arts

Siamsa Tíre Gallery Tralee:
Situated adjacent to the theatre, Siamsa Tíre houses a purpose built visual arts area which includes two galleries and an open air sculpture courtyard.  The Long Gallery is a gently curved gallery 18 metres long by 5 metres wide. Sand and cement plastered walls 3 meters high, soft white wall colour on one side, dry stone wall opposite. Ceiling mount spotlights and light grey carpet.  The Round Gallery is a rotunda 10 metres in diameter with 3 metre high curved walls of sand and cement plaster, soft white wall colour and light grey carpet.   There are 14 exhibitions per year both solo and group shows, curated both by Síamsa staff and external curators,  featuring work by local, regional, national and international artists.


St John's Theatre & Arts Centre Listowel 
hosts 12-15 exhibition per year, both solo and group shows, the gallery is housed in former Church of Ireland auditorium and reception area. For further details contact Joe Murphy on 068 22566 or go to

Samhlaíocht: is one of the premier arts organisations in Kerry, located in lower Castle Street Tralee. The Gallery hosts exhibitons of local and national emerging and established artists. The 'Salon de Chiarraí' hosts monthly visual art exhibitons. Contact 066 7129934 or or go to for details.

Tech Amergin Centre: The centre was established by KES (the VEC in Kerry) as a Community Education Centre in 2001. There is an exhibition space, which hosts visual art exhibitons throughout the year. Since its inception the centre has developed as a venue for the arts, providing courses in ceramics, painting, woodcarving, photography, dance, etc. to the adult population of the Iveragh area. We have work spaces available which would suit artists-in-residence; a pottery, a very attractive tower room - suitable a writer or composer and other spaces suitable for painters etc. Further information Susan Walsh, Director, Tech Amergin 066 9478956 (email: ) Website:  

Kenmare Arts Centre: The Carnegie Arts Centre Kenmare hosts visual art exhibitons throughout the year. For details contact

Cill Rialaig Ballinskelligs, is an artist colony founded by Noelle Cambell-Sharpe. It is located on cliffs over looking the Atlantic near Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry, Ireland just off Waterville on the Ring of Kerry comprises of an international art gallery as well as three artist retreat lodges. . These cottages are situated on the edge of the Atlantic not far from the gallery and are worth seeing. Cill Rialaig Arts CentrePhone direct : +353 (0)66 9479297 Dun Geagan Ballinskelligs  KerryPhone: +353 (0)66 9479297. Admission is free to all who visit the Cill Rialaig Art Centre. The Centre exhibits paintings by local, national and international artists. Children are made very welcome in the Centre with many activities such as painting and ceramics to keep them amused.

Commercial Galleries:


Frank Lewis Gallery , Solo and group exhibitions of paintings and sculpture changing every month including some of the leading and most important emerging artists in Ireland today. The Gallery has a traditional setting in a restored artisan's dwelling in the only Killarney lane where all of the houses are still lived in.

Killarney Arts Gallery, New Street, Killarney  Killarney Art Gallery, 5 Plunkett Street, Killarney T: + 353 64 6634628 E: , Knightstown Harbour, Valentia Island, Co Kerry T: + 353 87 2767999 E:    

The Back Lane Gallery New Market Lane Killarney, is an artist collective highlighting Fine art and craft from around Kerry.  Oils, pastels, water colour, wood turning, Jewelry, Felt and locally made candles are some of the arts you will find.  Phone 0873212948


Dingle peninsula

Brandon Gallery is owned by Michael Flaherty, Cappagh Cross, Brandon. Tel: 066-7138233. Michael Flaherty is a professional artist who worked in Ireland and abroad before returning to the place where he grew up to open the Brandon Gallery in 1989. The paintings, in oils, combine a bold impasto style with a strong colour sense, and mainly feature the landscape of West Kerry.

Greenlane Galleries  Dingle  is a popular stop offering contemporary paintings, watercolors, sculpture and ceramics. Works by leading Irish artists are always available. Comprehensive art consulting and exhibiting service at other venues. Credit cards accepted; shipping arranged.

Irish Art Man Gallery  Green Street, Dingle, Co.Kerry, 066 9150950, 086 8137917

An Gailearaí Beag, 18 Main Street Dingle 066 9152976


South Kerry/Ring of Kerry

Brushwood Studios is situated in Sneem, on the Ring of Kerry. Three artists operate out if this studio and the work is extremely varied, fresh and colourful - well worth a visit.

Kenmare Art Gallery: Website:


Kerry Photographic Society are worth investigating if you have an interest in the art of photography. This society was formed in 1997 and have a wonderful variety on work to view.


Bin Bán Gallery Tralee  or "The White Gable" has been described as one of the "Hidden Gems of Kerry"This 18th centaury refurbished building, situated in Tralee,  houses some of the leading contemporary and traditional Irish Art, Limited Edition Prints, small antique furniture.


Wellspring Art Gallery, 16 Denny Street Tralee 066 7121218


North Kerry



Individual Artist links/ contacts:

Dermot McCarthy, Gallery, Barry's Lane, High Street, Killarney  064 66 39995

Glenflesk Art Gallery, Mark Eldred, Glenflesk, Killarney 064 66 54415

Betty Rohan, Gallery 61, Countess Grove, Killarney 064 6632192

Mazzland Art Gallery Chapel Lane Dingle

Solamar Art Studio, Bob O'Cathail, Ballintlea, Ventry 066 9159716

Teer Gallery Upper Teer, Brandon, Tralee 066 7138338

The Old Barn Gallery, Gortadoo, Ballyferriter, Dingle 066 9156508

The Groft Gallery, Gortatlea, Mastergeehy, P.O. Killarney 066 9474584

John Hurley Gallery, 4 Denny Street, Tralee 087 2838895

The Snuggie Gallery, 113 Rock Street Tralee

Jane Hillard Gallery U18, Tralee Shopping Centre , Tralee 066 7180055

Eden Art Gallery Ballyard, Tralee 066 7121824

Niall Naessens,066 7138384 ,087 2181727,

Tina Reed, Derrymaclavlode, Clydagh Valley, Clonkeen, Killarney  m:+353 (0) 85 7773538


Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email:

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