Highlanes Gallery, an exciting new state-of-the-art facility aims to be one of Ireland's most important visual art spaces presenting a dynamic and diverse programme of temporary exhibitions and exhibitions drawn from the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection. The Collection dates from the middle of the eighteenth century and is housed at the former Franciscan Friary Church in St. Laurence Street in Drogheda.
Highlanes Gallery promotes and exhibits modern and contemporary art in the north-east region through a dynamic and diverse programme of exhibitions and access initiatives. We welcome visits from individuals and groups (school and otherwise) for formal and informal tours of the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection and the temporary exhibition programme. We programme gallery talks and lectures and practical art workshops focussing on aspects of the exhibition programme many which take place in front of the work. These take place all year round and are developed for children and for adults.
Each Thursday parents and young children are invited to take part in a specially devised tour followed by refreshments. On Fridays adult individuals are invited to join the 11.00am tour of the gallery exhibitions, followed by refreshments. Special primary and second level programmes take place throughout the academic year.
Highlanes Gallery has onsite partners - continental-style Andersons Café and Louth Craftmark showcasing the work of creative designers and makers of the region.
Admission to the Gallery is free, visitors may choose to leave a token donation, suggested at €2.00.
Please check the website www.highlanes.ie for up-to-date programme information and sign up for Highlanes Gallery e-information bulletins.
Opening Hours for Gallery, Louth Craftmark and Andersons Cafe:
Mon-Sat: 10.30am - 5pm.
Closed Sunday and Bank Holidays except May and October Bank Holiday weekends.