Located in the Kells Courthouse Arts, Tourism and Cultural Hub, the Toradh 2 Gallery and upstairs Artists’ hub coupled with the interactive Boyne Valley heritage display, is a key part of the cultural landscape of the county.
Meath County Council Arts Office operates 2 visual art gallery spaces in County Meath; the Toradh Gallery in Ashbourne and the Toradh 2 Gallery in Kells. These spaces combined host the Meath County Council Toradh Art Programme.
This programme helps support artists’ professional development while presenting the citizens of and visitors to County Meath with a calendar of diverse and engaging visual art exhibitions and events.
The Toradh Art Programme is devised through a combination of invited submissions, open calls and competition. The Toradh Art Programme is managed and curated by Meath County Council Arts Office and serves as a visual art showcase for Meath County.
The Courthouse was built in 1801 on the commission of Lord Headfort. It was designed by the prominent Irish architect, Francis Johnston who also designed the General Post Office, Nelson’s Pillar, Townley Hall and the East Gate entrance to Slane Castle. When first built, the downstairs was used as a courthouse and upstairs for entertaining local residents. In more recent years it was a local library. Now it houses the Toradh 2 Gallery as part of the Kells Courthouse Arts, Tourism and Cultural Hub.
Mon- Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm (closed for lunch 1:30-2:00pm)
Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm (closed for lunch 1:30-2:00pm)
https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/arts/toradh-galleries for full details on exhibitions
Toradh 2 Gallery, Kells Courthouse Arts, Tourism and Cultural Hub, Headfort Place, Kells, Co Meath, A82 RY62