Leah Fairman By Leah Fairman

| 8 May 2024

5 Must-See Events for Culture Lovers

There’s nothing quite like a relaxed summer break to a new Irish town or city. Lazy sunny days spent exploring your surrounds, new food to try, and of course, lots of culture to soak up. There are plenty of brilliant exhibitions popping up around the country that are well worth visiting; we’ve compiled some of the best below. Of course, should you need to get some work done during your break, we’ve also included their nearest hubs! You can book a desk or meeting room easily on our website.

Vermeer Visits, Dublin

If you’re planning on visiting the capital this summer, be sure to check out ‘Vermeer Visits’ at the National Gallery. Running from May 11th – August 18th, this is a brilliant opportunity to see two of the iconic Dutch painter’s works together; ‘Mistress & Maid’ and ‘Woman Writing a Letter, with her Maid’.

Nearby hub: Workhub

[Crawford Art Gallery, via Ireland’s Content Pool]

Cavan Arts Festival

To the Midlands next, where you’ll find the Cavan Arts Festival running from May 16th – 19th. Now in its seventh year, the 2024 programme includes musical performances by Soda Blonde and Mohammad Syfkhan, a screening of the gorgeous documentary Birdsong, and a panel discussion on neurodiversity in the arts. There’ll also be a host of fun, family-friendly events taking place on the Saturday and Sunday in Con Smith Park. Check out the full programme here.

Nearby hub: Cavan Digital Hub

Mountains, Fall On Us, Limerick

Did you know Limerick was Ireland’s first city to hold the title ‘European Capital of Culture’, back in 2014? Home to a host of galleries, museums, restaurants and pubs, this compact city is easy to explore on foot. While you’re there, check out Austin McQuinn’s, ‘Mountains, Fall On Us’ at the Limerick City Gallery of Arts – running until Jun 9th. This presentation of new paintings and sculptural installations aims to achieve a “personal overcoming of the experience of oppression by embodiments of imperial authority.”

Nearby hub: Regus - The Gallery

[Friends enjoying an exhibition via Ireland’s Content Pool]

 

100 Years of the FNCI, Waterford

If you’re exploring the gorgeous south-east, you’ll find the famous Copper Coast, miles of sandy beach, and the charming Waterford Greenway (great for a cycle). Be sure to also stop by Waterford Gallery of Art. They’ll be celebrating ‘100 years of the Friends of the National Collection of Ireland’ until July 13th. FNCI is the oldest arts charity in Ireland, established for the purpose of acquiring works of art and historical interest, and donating them to galleries and museums around the country. A selection of gifted artworks will be on display to mark this special anniversary.

Nearby hub: Fumbally Exchange

 

Apricity, Mayo

Finally, to magical Mayo. Located along the rugged Wild Atlantic Way, this county boasts both wild landscapes and bustling towns and villages. In Castlebar’s Linenhall Arts Centre, you’ll find Apricity by Maggie Morrisson. As the artist explains, “my work has evolved from memories of my parents’ much-loved garden and my grandmother’s small farm in the midlands, where I spent time in the summers, from a sense of wonder, awe of and curiosity about the immensity of the earth, the very nature of nature and our relationship with it.” Catch this gorgeous exhibition until July 27th.

Nearby hub: ATU Innovation Hub

 

Remember, it’s easy to extend that stay without using up precious annual leave days. Our booking system allows you to reserve a desk space with just a couple of clicks, in any of the hundreds of hubs around the country.

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