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Abbey Road Artists’ Studios

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Abbey Road, Athlone, Westmeath,

The studios offer a dedicated space in Athlone town for local and visiting artists.

Launched in 2011 Abbey Road Studios support professional contemporary artists in a welcoming environment which facilitates peer interaction and great work! Abbey Road Studios provides a facility that serves as a destination point for creative people looking to expand their artistic endeavors alongside other professionals. Individual studios range in size from 16 to 20 square metres. This unique building has had many different chapters since its creation in the 1800s. Most recently it housed Athlone Fire Station. It was originally built as a workhouse for a cost of £7,500. Opening in 1841 it housed up to 900 people. The artists’ studios consist of four individual artists’ studios as well as a large multi-purpose upstairs space suitable for a variety of community cultural events including exhibitions, performances, workshops, seminars and community group meet ups.