Visit Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in Kerry
Visit Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in Kerry

Visit Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in Kerry

The Cill Rialaig Arts Centre was built in 1995 in the little Gaeltacht village of Dun Geagan, Ballinskelligs off the N70 between Waterville and Cahersiveen. The Cill Rialaig Arts Centre is located in one of the great, untouched rural landscapes of Southwest Kerry. It offers the local community and general public the opportunity to view the work of the many artists past and present who have had the opportunity to reside at the remote and protected Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat. Nearby are family-friendly beaches, great walks, heritage sites and friendly pub. Ballinskelligs is one of the departure points for boats visiting the extraordinary Skellig Michael.

What are the opening times?

You’re in luck! The centre is open every single day! It is open from 11:00 to 17:00, seven days a week.

If you are an artist and interested in learning more about residencies at the Cill Rialaig Retreat, please contact us. As perhaps the best place in Kerry for contemporary art, fine craft, and great food, the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre features a wide range of exhibitions, programs and workshops for adults and children year round. In 1991, The Cill Rialaig Project began the rescue and restoration of a small pre-famine village on Bolus Head at the very end of the Iveragh Peninsula, thus creating an artists retreat that has attracted over the years over 4,500 artists from Ireland and the world. For nearly 20 years, professional visual artists, writers, poets and composers from Ireland and around the world have lived and worked at the Cill Rialaig Retreat, making it an important centre for creativity.

  • Monday – 11:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday – 11:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday – 11:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday – 11:00 to 17:00
  • Friday – 11:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday – 11:00 to 17:00
  • Sunday – 11:00 to 17:00

Things to do near Co. Kerry

Tours of Skellig Michael in County Kerry

Discover the wonders of the Skellig Islands with Casey’s Skellig Islands Tours! 12km off the coast of Ireland, you will travel by boat from Portmagee in South West Kerry. As you reach the the Island, you ...

Visit Valentia Heritage Centre in Kerry

Valentia has the earliest evidence of human activity in Southern Ireland – 6000 BC – and many other remains of man’s occupation through the ages: Megalithic, Celtic, Monastic, Cromwellian, and Napoleonic. The Island played a special ...

Seaweed Workshops in Co. Kerry

Join in on the wonders of seaweed on a seaweed Discovery & tasting Walk along the diverse shoreline. Enjoy some seaweed nibbles along the way including the flavoursome Duilleasc, which sustained the monks on the Skellig ...

Allihies Copper Mine Museum

If you love history, then head to The Copper Mine Museum in Allihies. Allihies is based in West Cork and has a beautiful lively village. It sits between the Atlantic coast and a rocky mountain. Head ...

Dolphin Spotting in Co. Kerry

Attention all tourists, it’s time to grab your camera and head on down to Dingle in Ireland. Dingle Dolphin Boat Tours, located at a beautiful pier, offers breath-taking tours whether you’re looking to site see or ...

Outdoor Activities in Co. Kerry

Are you looking to get stuck into some fun outdoor activities in Ireland? Irish Adventures are ready to provide you with everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors whilst also having a good time learning ...

Aquarium in County Kerry

Dive into the fun at Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium and see a huge variety of magnificent marine life! With everything from otters and penguins to piranhas and sharks, there is so much to take in and learn! ...

Surfing Lessons in Co. Kerry

Never surfed before? No need to worry the folks down at dingle surf offer beginner lessons for both adults and children, on a lesson you’ll feel the thrill of hitting up the waves whilst seeing the ...

Visit the Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows in Kerry

Díseart are delighted to open this beautiful chapel and its very special set of six two-light stained glass windows to the public, for a small entrance fee. With plans to develop the building and its facilities ...

Walking Tours in Dingle and Kerry

Country Kerry and Dingle are two of the most beautiful, natural landscapes in Ireland – from islands to costal cliffs, mountains to beaches, spectacular valleys and fresh air that you won’t find anywhere else, it’s the ...

Outdoor Activities in Co. Kerry

Are you looking for the ultimate activity hub? At Eclipse Ireland they have everything you need for you and your party to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities. The centre they have large areas for ...

Outdoor Lessons in Co. Kerry

Are you looking to branch out and gain new knowledge and skills in the great outdoors? The National Centre for Outdoor Education & Training is dedicated to giving you the best outdoor courses there is. Whatever ...