The Model is an exciting family-friendly arts centre with dedicated education spaces, a cinema, theatre space, cafe and bookshop. We host regular workshops, childrens cinema and a unique programme for young children and parents.

A wooden playhouse for children has recently been installed in The Models foyer. Designed by Gordon Ryan of Applied Sense, it is a unique space for children to play, read and enter into the world of imagination.

  • Bealtaine

    17 Apr. - 12 Jun. 2014 / A national cultural festival celebrating creativity as we age The Model’s festival this year is truly intergenerational.

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  • Bealtaine: A Tale to Tell

    17 Apr. - 12 Jun. 2014 / An opportunity for Grandparents and Grandchildren (9 – 14 years) to work together to write and illustrate an adventurous story and bind this tale into their very own hand-made book. A true family heirloom!

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  • Art and Coffee Mornings

    11 Feb. - 29 Apr. 2014 / Every Tues, 11am.

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  • Gallery Tours: Every Saturday

    20 Feb. - 31 Aug. 2014 / Gallery tours of exhibitions to take place every Saturday at 3pm. One tour each month is offered in the Irish language.

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  • Kaleidoscopes and Hyperbolas

    19 Apr. 2014 / Make your own kaleidoscope,learn about hyperbolic paraboloids and work together to make a giant multicoloured installation.

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  • Fields of Colours

    22 - 23 Apr. 2014 / Combining art and science, this workshop will explore the world of colour through scientific methods such as chromatography and transpiration and why colour is important for plants survival.

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  • Children's Cinema: Toy Story

    27 Apr. 2014 / A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy’s room.

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