The Tyrone Guthrie Centre

+ 353 47 54003
Name of Residency: The Tyrone Guthrie Centre

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre is a residential workplace open to professional practitioners in all art forms. Artist residencies/retreats are for maximum periods of one month in the Big House or the self-catering farmyard cottages.

In a tranquil, beautiful setting amid the lakes and drumlins of County Monaghan everything is provided for, including delicious food. With the advice and encouragement of his family Sir Tyrone Guthrie bequeathed his family home and estate to the State with the proviso that it be used for the benefit of artists. It was an inspired decision and one that has positively reshaped the cultural landscape of Ireland forever.

The Big House as it is affectionately known, accommodates up to eleven residents and up to six can stay in the self-catering cottages. Eight studio spaces are also available along with a performance/dance/rehearsal space and a new print studio.

Residency Programme since: 1984
Description of Organisation:

The Tyrone Guthrie Centre is a flagship cross-border cultural project, created fulfil the wishes of Sir William Tyrone Guthrie. He wrote:

…my said dwelling-house, furniture, pictures and chattels and the income of my residuary estate to be used for the purpose of providing a retreat for artists and other like persons…

…so as to enable them to do or facilitate them in doing creative work.

Organisation founded in: 1984
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: between 5 and 10
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 11 and 16
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Production costs
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Dublin
    How to reach by plane: Dublin airport
    How to reach by car: Directions to Annaghmakerrig from Dublin and Dublin AirportFrom the city centre and South Dublin take the Port Tunnel. Take main Belfast road, M1 bypass Drogheda and continue on Belfast road towards Dundalk. Approximately eight miles beyond Drogheda exit motorway left (exit 14) signposted Derry and Ardee. Bypass Ardee and Carrickmacross. Exit main road left signposted Carrickmacross and Ballybay (main road continues to Castleblayney), following further signposts for Ballybay. In Ballybay turn left on narrow street signposted Clones (main road continues to Monaghan). Continue to Newbliss, through roundabout at Swann&rsquos Cross. Follow Cootehill road out of Newbliss for two miles take the third turn on the left at brown Annaghmakerrig Lake signpost. After one mile road veers sharp left and gates of Tyrone Guthrie Centre face you (code for gate given in advance of arrival). Total journey two hours plus.
    Street & Number: Annaghmakerrig, Newbliss
    Postal Code: -H18 PP70
    City: County Monaghan
    Country long: Ireland
    Annaghmakerrig, Newbliss
    County Monaghan -H18 PP70 IRL
    Get directions