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The Red Stables Artists’ Studios

The Red Stables Artists’ Studios houses artists’ day studios, an annually awarded Irish Artists’ Residential Studio (intended to support an emerging visual artist at a crucial stage of their professional practice) and an International Artists’ Residential Studio.

The Red Stables are located in 200 acres of parkland, originally part of the Ardilaun estate, owned by the Guinness family from 1885. In 1939, they were acquired by Dublin Corporation and opened for public use as St. Annes Park. George Ashlin, a 19th-century architect renowned for his ecclesiastical work, designed the stable buildings.


Dublin City Council opened The Red Stables Artists’ Studios in June 2006 to provide working space and support for visual artists in the creation of contemporary art and to provide opportunities for artists to engage with the local community.

The Red Stables provides a series of unique working spaces for professional artists selected through open competition administered by Dublin City Council Arts Office. The Red Stables courtyard also accommodates a small Exhibition space and The Tack Room, used for educational programming. The popular Tír na nÓg Caife is open daily.