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The Courthouse

The Courthouse

The Courthouse Arts Centre is situated in the heart of Tinahely village in the south of Wicklow. It has long been an important geographical landmark in the county and is a uniquely visible and valuable asset in the cultural landscape of south Wicklow, north Carlow and north Wexford.


The Courthouse Arts Centre was formally opened on May 3rd 1996 by Liz McManus, Labour TD and Minister of State, Dept. of the Environment. It is the longest established Arts Venue in the County. With support from Fás, providing part-time positions under its C.E scheme and the Arts Council, providing programming funding, the Courthouse is south Wicklow’s premier professional venue delivering a strong multi-disciplinary arts programme.

The first Artistic Director was Sharon Corcoran (1996-2006), followed by Shelly Hayes (2006-2010), Deryn O Callahan (2010-2013), Maggie Gallagher (2014 – 2018) and Hannah Mullan (2018-2019) Denise McGrath 2019