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.
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.
- Weeks: 1
- Months: 1
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Production costs
- No requirements