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Crawford Municipal Art Gallery

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Address: Crawford Art Gallery Emmett Place, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 480 5042
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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This renowned art gallery displays works by both prominent Irish artists...

This renowned art gallery displays works by both prominent Irish artists and local painters.

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Nice small gallery

I really appreciate Ireland having fee art galleries and museums. I am glad that people get to enjoy these types of things no matter who they are. It is also nice for tourists... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my favorite part of Cork City, besides the traditional Irish music at Sin E. Unexpected sculpture gallery, and the Irish Arts and Crafts exhibit was really great...from lace-making to furniture to Celtic designs in metal. The cafe there had WONDERFUL food--my spinach and mushroom "pancakes" (crepes) came with sides of pickled cucumbers, beets, and greens...yum!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really appreciate Ireland having fee art galleries and museums. I am glad that people get to enjoy these types of things no matter who they are. It is also nice for tourists such as myself. Just because I am on vacation doesn't mean that I have unlimited money to spend. I have to choose what to spend money on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mostly 19th and 20th century paintings by Irish and British artists. Very interesting sculpture section.

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy visiting The Crawford for many reasons. After a cultural tour of the Arts, I love spending time over brunch or lunch in their Cafe. The staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly and of course, the food is delicious. I take pride in sharing this experience with my friends who visit the City and without exception, customer service is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed viewing the works at the museum. Was sorry to miss an upcoming exhibit but really, really enjoyed what they have on display. As you know, with most museums, they have vast works that are never on display - but what I liked about the Crawford was that on the top floor was a small exhibit of museum employees... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for brunch and a gallery wander. It is something I cannot recommend doing enough whether you live in Cork or are visiting. The quality of the food, service and over all atmosphere of the cafe is incredible. If this was London you would be paying double the price, queueing for hours and constantly hearing people name drop this.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on 29 October on a Saturday morning. What a lovely gallery. It catered for all tastes and with scultures and paintings there was sonething for all. Lots of space to view. The cafe is also excellent and a must visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The gallery is in a great location and we enjoyed the artwork. I was impressed with the sculptures but was most taken with the portraits hanging in the main hall. From photography to graphite drawings to acrylic paintings, I thought they were the jewels of the gallery. The gift shop was pretty good as well, although the staff did not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This space is beautiful, and the fact that is a free venture around many floors art from various styles makes it well worth stopping in. Everything from 1916 commemorative pieces (with placards to teach you a bit about their significance) to modern displays created by young artists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

While strolling around Cork we went into the Crawford gallery cafe. Its a busy place particularly as they serve a first rate breakfast and lunch We just went for tea this time which was served in lovely china ware. The large portions of beautiful coffee cake were sufficient for 2/3 persons but it was so nice we finished it. As... More 

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