Luan Gallery, Athlone’s contemporary art gallery, is the first purpose-built municipal art gallery located in the midlands of Ireland. The gallery aims to promote a dynamic contemporary visual art programme of both established and emerging artists from Ireland and abroad. The gallery space, designed by Keith Williams Architects has received international accolade for its innovative design. Luan Gallery won ‘The Best Cultural Building in Ireland’ RIAI Award 2013 and the coveted ‘Civic Choice’ Architecture Award 2014. This dedicated art space is located on a spectacular site overlooking the River Shannon adjacent to the town’s historic bridge, the Athlone Castle Visitor Centre and the Catholic Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. The building adapts the town’s historic 1897 Father Mathew Temperance Hall into a contemporary gallery, adding a new wing with state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities and a riverfront gallery space overlooking the majestic Shannon waters and Athlone Marina. Luan Gallery caters primarily for the visual arts, targeting both national and international projects to ensure a varied and engaging arts programme for the people of Athlone. Luan Gallery provides a warm welcome for all visitors and can facilitate tours for groups or individuals at any time.
Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 – 17.00
Sunday 12.00 – 17.00
Please see website for seasonal changes to opening hours