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Crawford Municipal Art Gallery

Emmet Pl., Cork, Ireland (Centre)
021 480 5042
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Ranked #27 of 81 attractions in Cork
Type: Art Museums
Description: This renowned art gallery displays works by both prominent Irish artists and local painters.
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Cork, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Visitied the Art Gallery with my sons and we had a great time. The children were very busy with the activity sheet they were given which they loved and I was able to really enjoy myself and not rush because they had had enough. Actually, it was me rushing them in the end. They could have stayed longer. We had... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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107 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We actually found the museum by accident on our way from St Anne's to St Fin Barre's and decided to stop in. We ended up spending two hours there and still didn't get to see it all. Personally, I'm not an art person. Art galleries typically aren't my thing, however, my friend is and she loved the place. I spent... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Not a big art guy, I really enjoyed all the exhibits here. My sone was also planning to go to Berlin after our Irish portion and he found someone working for Berlin artists! Great opportunity for him to get information! Right in Downtown Cork, near the Opera House!

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New Ringgold PA
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Everything in paintings from old local masters to very modern experimental; kids art; antique furniture & glassware; don't miss compelling Alzheimer's video, statuary. The building is impressive; right on St Patrick's St a block from the River Lee.

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Bijou and alas not very big but some nice watercolours with emphasis on local artists.Overated,overpriced and otherworldly cafe run by Allen family which is fine for a tea or coffe but not much else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

On visitng Cork this month, I dropped by the Crawford Art Gallery. Beautiful building, inside and out. Modern art inside, and the stairs leads to different rooms overhead. Interesting layout. There is a lovely little book shop too inside the door and the cafe is very nice. Food was tasty , we had the soup and some teas and coffees.... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Despite many visits to Cork, another first visit! A lovely building, cleverly modernised and added to once inside, but original features are still on display. 3 floors of statues, and paintings etc. which show the diversity of Irish art. There are some great paintings, especially on the second floor. The ground floor gallery was displaying a collection of Irish cubist... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

They have a very good exhibition and the amount of paintings and statues on show is very good. Nothing amazing but well worth a visit.

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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

interesting building from the outside, but inside sadly did nothing to grab my attention. found the layout a bit confusing as there is no obvious 'flow' to the stairs between floors/galleries. Ok if you are looking to kill time for 3/4 hour or so. I didn't visit the Cafe, but it looked busy.

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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The Crawford is a fantastic Gallery with some of our best Artists in Ireland. From Daniel Maclise to Jack Yeats. Some of Louis Le Brocquy's most beautiful paintings of Irish Writers. It has a fascinating section on The Penrose family with some great portraits. I love the seascapes from Mounsey Atkinson ans Corks most famous Artist Daniel Maclise. The Gallery... More

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