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Arts and Crafts in Ballinskelligs

The village of Dungeagan is also home to Siopa Chill Rialaig, a unique thatched building which comprises a gallery, café and a retail area where works by Irish and International artists in painting, sculpture, wood, metal, ceramics, glass, silver and textile are for sale Mick Mulcahy, Martin Finnan, Mark Reddin, Donal Tesky, Charlie Tyrell and Linda Graham amongst others. Work sold in the gallery contributes towards the restoration, rebuilding and upkeep of the pre-famine village ‘Cill Rialaig’.

The centre also hosts a series of craft workshops for adults and children throughout the year, courses to date have included ceramics, kiln, formed glass, copper enamelling techniques and Tír na n-Óg – a chidren’s summer art workshop

Cill Rialig Project

A pre-famine village, whose houses have been restored as an initiative to aid regeneration in a rural community suffering from economic decline at that time. The Cill Rialig village is situated on Bolus Head, one of the most scenic and striking landscapes in the world and now acts as an artist’s retreat from the world and a way in which they find peace and serenity. This has been the inspiration of many of the artists who have travelled here from all corners of the globe.