Visitors to Baltimore often find inspiration here and many come equipped with a camera, sketchbook or easel. The scenery and unhurried lifestyle have also drawn numerous professional artists and crafts people to West Cork. Quite a few have settled in the congenial surroundings of Baltimore and the islands. Their work can be found on sale at local outlets or sometimes at the artist's own studio, and pieces often depart the area as original and highly prized souvenirs. Some artists also offer courses or workshops at which visitors can hone their own artistic skills. The performing arts, too, are represented by concerts and plays staged periodically through the year.
Tel: 028 20232
|Award-winning cafe/restaurant surrounded by the beautiful Glebe Gardens. Summer concerts, farm shop, gardening courses, beautiful wedding venue.|
Island Craft Shop
Tel: 028 20022 / 20347
|Outlet for the products of the craftworkers of the islands of West Cork. Pottery, knitwear, leather goods, jewellery, painted art and art works.|
Tel: 086 406 4974
|Fine artist. Learn to draw and paint in a relaxed atmosphere in watercolour, oil, acrylic or pastel. Evening & weekend classes or one-to-one tuition. Children’s classes|