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“Bowled over”

The Model, home of the Niland Collection
Ranked #21 of 121 things to do in Sligo
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Owner description: The Model, home of The Niland Collection, is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary arts centres.The building boasts a restaurant and coffee dock, a bookshop, a wonderful gallery circuit, a purpose built performance space and digital cinema and a suite of impressive artist studios on the top floor with enviable views of Sligo town and County.This award-winning building is home to the impressive Niland Collection of art, one of the most notable collections in Ireland and featuring works by John and Jack B. Yeats, Estella Solomons, Paul Henry and Louis Le LeBrocquy among others.The Model has a vibrant music programme which includes an eclectic mix of contemporary and classical music. The Model develops music projects that respond to the exhibition programme, while also producing The Sligo New Music Festival and supporting The Sligo Festival of Baroque Music.The Model’s international film programme is presented in partnership with the Irish Film Institute (IFI) and is produced with regional partners, including The Sligo Film Society and Cinema North West.Integral to all aspects of the Model’s programme is an extensive offering of educational opportunities for children and adults.
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Bowled over”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Jack B Yeats art collection - amazing. Lots of avante guard art, theatre and cinema. Great food and drink. Just a wonderful venue - day or night.

Visited June 2013
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English first
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26 reviews
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“Fantastic Local Art Center”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

I've been really impressed with all the local art centers in N.W. Ireland, all free and all with really interesting and different exhibitions with a broad range of artists, and The Model was my favorite of them all. Absolutely worth a visit!

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“High class art centre”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

This concert venue and art gallery is the home of the Niland Art Collection and has strong connections to the Yeats'. The bistro serves original menus and good coffee and very reasonable prices.

Visited April 2013
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Ballybofey, Ireland
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stunning building, fab art on our visit. wish we hadn't had lunch before visit, because menu looked yum. Will be returning next time we are Sligo bound.

Visited February 2013
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Sligo, Ireland
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“lunch”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

quick lunch had entertainment too. will return with kids, seems to have a lot on at times, didn't know about it.

Visited December 2012
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