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VISUAL - Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

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Address: Old Dublin Road, Carlow, Ireland
Phone Number: 059 917 2400
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New venue, keen to attract local interest. Evelyn Conlon and William Wall gave readings at an open conference there. Spectacular art space.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2014
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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

New venue, keen to attract local interest. Evelyn Conlon and William Wall gave readings at an open conference there. Spectacular art space.

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The building is well designed and is worth a visit. The exhibition that was on when we visited was OK (not great) and to be honest we would not have visited it if we had to pay entry fees to see it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A wonderful space for the visual arts with adjoining theatre. Was impressed by Patrick Scott exhibition.

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Carlow, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Was at the Carlow Panto with the kids and it was fantastic. Bringing adults back to being a kid with the jokes and the jibes is one thing, but keeping the kids of today entertained also is another. This did both in my household. The venue itself is beautiful with the exhibits on display and friendly staff. For food, Lennons... More 

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Carlow, Carlow, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The GBS is a state of the art theatre providing excellent nights out, providing for national touring theatre, as well as local theatre groups; music nights out, and many and vaired social events. Run by a great team of dedicated staff.

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Carlow, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The food here is second to none with a great athmosphere and brilliant staff. The owners are very visible and hands on and attention to detail is perfection!

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Carlow, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Have been there many times now. The latest visit was last Friday night for the Jack L gig in the GB Shaw Theatre. Had a delicious meal in Lennons beforehand. All in all a great evening out.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

After today's visit for lunch, I have mixed feelings about this place. It was my first time at this restaurant. I went along with my son. They don't have the KIDS MENU! At least I didn't get. I went in before the three gentlemen in suits, I found a table, we sat down and waited for the menu. Because the... More 

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Carlow, Ireland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Great place , not sure if it fits in amongst the old buildings. But that's modern day planning in Carlow/Ireland . Good restaurant , but can be a bit pricey. In all lovely garden landscapes . Nice place for a lovely walk to contemplate life's little problems.

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Wexford
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The staff at the G B Shaw theatre could not have been more helpful. There is a row of seats at the front with an extra wide space to allow wheelchair access. At a gig last Saturday night there were three of us in wheelchairs and it was easy to get to the spaces where seats had been removed for... More 

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