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Toradh 2 Gallery

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.

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Kells Courthouse

Toradh 2 Gallery, Kells Courthouse Arts, Tourism and Cultural Hub, Headfort Place, Kells, Co Meath, A82 RY62


Navan Sculpture Trail

Navan - Sculpture Trail – featuring 15 public art features by artists of international reputation.

The trail can be taken in two stages – as a small walk encompassing the town centre, or for the more adventurous, heading out of town to view works located on the approaches to Navan. This can done in conjunction with the Navan Points of Pride walk, a map for which can be downloaded here

Works include:


Droichead Arts Centre

Established in 1989, Droichead Arts Centre is a multi-disciplinary centre in the heart of Drogheda Town, providing an extensive curated arts and cultural programme of theatre, music, film, visual arts, opera, dance, comedy, literature, family/children, outreach. The Centre is housed over two buildings: Stockwell Street, which hosts a modern 169-seater theatre and a bright contemporary visual arts gallery, and Barlow House, an 18th century Georgian style townhouse.

041 98 33946

Stockwell Street,
Co. Louth.

Barlow House,
Narrow West Street,
Co. Louth

Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery

Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, is one of Ireland's most important visual art spaces.

Highlanes Municipal Art Gallery, which opened in 2006, is one of Ireland's most important visual art spaces. Serving the North East region, it presents a programme of national and international temporary exhibitions, as well as exhibitions drawn from the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection, a fascinating collection dating from the mid-18th century.

+353 (0)41 9803311

Highlanes Gallery,
Laurence Street,
Co. Louth

Slane Castle

​Overlooking the River Boyne, just a few kilometres upstream from Newgrange and the site of the famous Battle of the Boyne, Slane Castle in its existing form was constructed under the direction of William Burton Conyngham, together with his nephew the 1st Marquess Conyngham. The reconstruction dates back to 1785 and is principally the work of James Gandon, James Wyatt and Francis Johnston. Francis Johnston was also the architect responsible for the gothic gates on the Mill Hill, located to the east of the castle.

(041) 9884477

Slane Castle,


Co. Meath.

C15 XP83

Solstice Arts Centre

Solstice Arts Centre in Navan, County Meath, hosts a wide range of arts and cultural events throughout the year, symbolising the belief and pride that the people of the county take in nurturing its cultural life.

The facilities at Solstice include a 320-seat theatre, cinema facilities with a state-of-the-art digital 4K Sony Projector & Dolby Surround Sound, three gallery spaces, studio space, foyer and café. 

(046) 909 2300

Railway St, Navan, Co. Meath

The Barbican Centre

The Barbican is a multi-purpose hall which acts as a cultural beat in the heart of the town of Drogheda. It is used by both the public, private and community sectors to host a range of events including shows, classes, photography exhibitions, public meetings, training etc.

041 9807416

Williams Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth

The Venue Theatre

The theatre presents dance and music as well as the best of local and national professional and amateur companies. 

Our vibrant programme also includes puppetry, multimedia, clowning and comedy.

See our What's On page to see current events.

01 6895600

Main Street, Ratoath, Co. Meath

Toradh Gallery

Based at Ashbourne Library & Cultural Centre, the Toradh Gallery has welcomed a host of engaging visual art exhibitions and accompanying educational programmes featuring works by local, national and international artists, along with workshops, artist’s talks and demonstrations. 

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.

01 8358002

Killegland Street, Ashbourne, Co. Meath