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About Us

image ‘The Boathouse Gallery’ was originally built as a Steam Bakery in 1906, it was used as a boathouse from the early 1960’s to the late 1980’s. The property is owned by local residents Gerard and Elizabeth Timmons and has been in Gerard’s family for over 40 years. This is the first time the space has been used for artistic purposes. The high ceilings and natural light make it an ideal venue for viewing works of art.

The Boathouse Gallery is very much a family run business with Elizabeth’s parents – Bill and Eileen, sister – Catherine and neice – Vali, all lending a helping hand.


Since our official opening on Friday 21st May 2010, we have built up a unique collection of contemporary Irish Art. In the run up to the opening of the gallery, Elizabeth was delighted to discover that numerous artists were extremely keen to avail of the opportunity to showcase their work in the picturesque town of Kinsale, which is a already a mecca for Irish and International culture lovers.

imageSpeaking at the official opening of ‘The Boathouse Gallery’, Elizabeth said: “We’re thrilled with the support we’ve had from everyone in Kinsale and are delighted that the Mayor - Thomas O’Brien - agreed to open our Gallery this evening. This is the culmination of a huge amount of work and preparation and I would like to give special mention to the artists who have been so enthusiastic about showcasing their work here in Kinsale. Without them, this evening wouldn’t be possible so we’re looking forward to a bright, exciting future for our new Gallery”.

The following artists’ work is already available to view at ‘The Boathouse Gallery’ in Kinsale: Dee Pieters; Mark Eldred; Amélie Gagné; Alan Ardiff; Emma Barone; Carolanne Crosbie; John Hurley; Deirdre Hewittson; Rashika Kahapolaarachchi; Gavin Lavelle; Deborah O’Keeffe; Mary Sheehan and Eileen Vickory.

We hope you enjoy your visit to The Boathouse Gallery – online or in person ;-)



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