Burren College of Art & Newtown Castle

Burren College of Art & Newtown Castle

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.

Distance

26.5 km from the Cliffs of Moher
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Address

Burren College of Art
Newtown Castle
Ballyvaughan
Co Clare
H91 H299


One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.

With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit.

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