West Cork Arts Centre Summer Programme

The painting entitled Black '47 by artist Micheal Farrell

Black '47 (detail)

Micheal Farrell


n astonishing 58,000 people came to visit Coming Home at Dublin Castle. Now, the artworks make the journey to Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen opening on July 20th - October 13th. The exhibition at Uillinn will be accompanied by an exciting programme of cultural events, including the launch of newly commissioned artworks, concerts, performances, children's workshops, walking tours and readings. 

“We are very proud to host to this exhibition, as it is a rare opportunity for the people of Cork and visitors to the region to experience this art collection in Skibbereen, described as 'ground zero' of the Great Irish Famine,” said West Cork Arts Centre Director, Ann Davoren.


The West Cork Coming Home programme includes: a unique live performance by acclaimed Irish artist Alanna O'Kelly for Schull Workhouse, concerts from Lúnasa and Declan O’Rourke, the world premiere of Rua Breathnach’s Welcome To The Stranger at Skibbereen Town Hall, artist residencies in association with the Crawford Art Gallery and University College Cork, Famine Stories Walking Tours, an artist talk with Robert Ballagh, and a garden trail walk at Reen Farm Sculpture Garden with internationally renowned artist John Kelly. Point of Departure: A Lament film screening, drama workshops, Discovery Boxes for children, and numerous Heritage Centre Talks will also take place.