Built in the mid 1800s, the former Kenmare Butter Market was converted into a dance hall in the 1960s, and is steeped in history in the centre of Kenmare town, County Kerry. It is located on both the Iveragh and Beara peninsulas along the Wild Atlantic Way.
The building was originally purchased to house a whiskey distillery and will now be used as an industrial urban space for performance and contemporary art. The space is also large enough to accommodate large artworks. Kenmare Butter Market gives increased opportunities for education and creative participation through a workshop model.
The vision of the Kenmare Butter Market is to provide a platform for the showcasing of both national and international professional artists along with increasing the public’s enjoyment and understanding of modern contemporary art.
- The Kenmare Butter Market showcases new work by national and international professional artists.
- It gives increased opportunities for education and creative participation through a workshop model.
- Provides artist residencies to emerging artists from both national and international backgrounds.