Luan Gallery | Athlone Art and Heritage Ltd.

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Luan Gallery

Athlone’s Luan Gallery opened its doors to the public on 30th November 2012 following its official opening by Mr Jimmy Deenihan, T.D. Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.  Luan Gallery is a purpose built modern facility incorporating the sympathetically restored Fr Mathew Hall.  The new site juxtaposes the late 19 century build with a modern glass section extending over a boardwalk area. 


Luan Gallery caters primarily but not exclusively for the visual arts, with an emphasis on meeting local audiences’ needs in terms of art exhibitions and engagement.  It targets both national and international projects ensuring a varied and engaging arts programme is delivered to the people of Athlone.

Luan Gallery aims to champion innovative, challenging and engaging arts practice.  The space is dedicated to progressing, strengthening and inspiring audiences’ engagement, perception and appreciation of traditional and modern approaches to the arts.  The exhibition and education programmes reflect this commitment.  

As an institution dedicated to nurturing the engagement with and understanding of visual art, Luan Gallery operates on a broad spectrum seeking to achieve its objectives through the provision of high quality collections, exhibitions, programmes and services.  

This facility represents a progressive and sustainable measure for the development of the arts in the region and aims to make positive contributions to the living culture of Athlone and beyond.  

Luan Gallery and the intrinsically linked Abbey Road Artists’ Studios work closely together, particularly in regard to educational initiatives and in the areas of access and inclusion.

Please direct any queries on Luan Gallery to tel 00 353 (0) 90 6442154,
or email gallery@athloneartandheritage.ie

Gallery Opening Times:

Tuesday—Saturday 11—5pm
Sunday 12 noon—5pm

We are closed on Monday