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Triskel Arts Centre

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Cork City, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)214272022
F: +353(0)214275945

The Triskel Arts Centre is an innovative forum for the arts, including music, literature, visual art, education and theatre.

Originally founded in 1978, the mission of the newly-refurbished Triskel Arts Centre is to commission, present, and promote the contemporary arts in Cork.

Now housed in the restored Christchurch building and surrounded by its beautiful grounds, the centre is now home to exhibitions, concerts, a new arthouse cinema, Plugd record store and Gulpf Café.

Christchurch guided tours take place on Tuesdays at 12.00 & Thursdays at 14.00. The tour includes an introduction to the newly-renovated building, the medieval and early modern history of the church, the building’s distinctive features, its historical characters, graveyard and crypt.

The Main Gallery is now the home of The Black Mariah – an artist-led project and exhibition space, focused on cultivating new audiences for contemporary art in Cork by facilitating and presenting innovative practices.

The move to Christchurch has been a remarkable development, and has transformed Triskel Arts Centre into one of the key arts venues in Ireland.

Heritage Week 2014
As a special offer during National Heritage Week (23rd – 31st Aug 2014) there will be guided Tours of Christchurch in German at Triskel Arts Centre. The History of Christchurch is like a looking-glass or a vector on the history of Ireland. Be inspired by stories of rich and poor, siege and war, Oliver Cromwell’s invasion of the city and his use of Christchurch as horse stables, the submission and expulsion of Catholics under a protestant Municipal Charter, as well as by the many interesting Characters which have brought this place to life since medieval times. You can book our German tours on 021 4272022 or email Booking essential! Entry free! Tourdates: National Heritage Open Day, Saturday, 23rd August, 10am Wednesday, 27th August, 3pm Thursday, 28th August, 12.30pm