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Check out The Model in County Sligo, a world-class visitor centre. Discover the impressive art collection with works by Jack B. Yeats, Paul Henry and after, drop by the on-site artist studios.

Explore The Model, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary arts centres. Built in 1862 as a Model School, this award-winning building has an impressive Niland Collection of art and features artists such as John B. Yeats, Estella Solomons, Paul Henry and Louis le Brocquy. Nora Niland was a librarian and the founder of the Sligo municipal art collection.

Enjoy The Model's contemporary art programme with several major exhibitions of noted national and international contemporary artists. Check out the vibrant music programme which includes an eclectic mix of modern and classical music and see how the projects complement the exhibition programme.

Relax and have a bite to eat at the restaurant or grab a coffee to go. With a gallery circuit, purpose-built performance space and a suite of impressive artist studios on the top floor, there is plenty to see and do here.

Why we like it
  • Admire the impressive Niland Collection.
  • Check out the contemporary art exhibitions.
  • See creatives at work in their artist studios.
  • Have a tasty treat and a coffee at the restaurant.
Tips from locals

Pop in to this modern space and see a film. The Model presents a weekly series of Irish and international independent films at the venue in partnership with Sligo Film Society, one of Ireland’s most long-established film clubs.

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