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“A Fantastic Art Gallery with the best of Irish Artists” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crawford Municipal Art Gallery

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery
Ranked #13 of 144 things to do in Cork
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Owner description: This renowned art gallery displays works by both prominent Irish artists and local painters.
Cork
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A Fantastic Art Gallery with the best of Irish Artists”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 is free of charge and is a must see for all tourists and locals. The staff are very helpful also.

Visited April 2013
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“Coffee shop”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Gallery was beautiful with an interesting range of paintings..We called in for coffee but it was lunch menu only...Nice gallery..dreadful coffee shop..poor service..food ok bit expensive. Decor is drab and depressing..def not somewhere I would recommend..

Visited February 2013
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Cork, Ireland
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“Important city gallery”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is an unusual gallery - part old-fashoned museum, part contemporary art gallery. It has some interesting pieces of modern art in its permanent collection, as well as a decent range of more historical Irish art, inlcuding some very good stained glass pieces by Harry Clarke whch are probably worth a visit by themselves.
The temporary exhibits can be more hit and miss - a photography exhibition last summer was very good, but the present one was not so interesting for me. It's a lovely building though, including a cafe and bookshop.

Visited February 2013
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“an eyeful .......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

The Sharman Crawford Municipal Art Gallery was our destination on a recent outing. We were fortunate in having a guide put at our disposal who knew art and knew the gallery and above all knew the history of art in Cork. She gave us a great appreciation of all the artists of note who began their studies here and went on to be very famous. I must confess that I had no notion of how many great artists had come out of this former school or art and now gallery. I will be returning there for further study of the various forms of art produced in Cork.

Visited November 2012
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“Visit in November”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

Poor visit in the shop. Staff more interested in talking to themselves and the security guard than dealing with me. Was going to buy a Harry Clarke print except I put it back and walked out.

Visited November 2012
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