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County Cork Sights

Crawford Art Gallery

  • Emmet Pl. Map It
  • City Center South
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 04/09/2014

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The large redbrick building was built in 1724 as the customs house and is now home to Ireland's leading provincial art gallery. An imaginative expansion has added gallery space for visiting exhibitions and adventurous shows of modern Irish artists. The permanent collection includes landscape paintings depicting Cork in the 18th and 19th centuries. Take special note of works by Irish painters William Leech (1881–1968), Daniel Maclise (1806–70), James Barry (1741–1806),

and Nathaniel Grogan (1740–1807). The café, run by the renowned Allen family of Ballymaloe, is a good place for a light lunch or a housemade sweet.

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Emmet Pl., Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–5 (to 8 Thurs.)

Updated 04/09/2014


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