Funded by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig opened to artists and ‘other like persons’, on 10 October 1981. Over the ensuing forty years we have continued to offer residential workspace to local, national, and international artists across all art forms, and to maintain our facilities to the highest standards possible. We strive to ensure a physical and psychological environment that esteems, supports, and sustains our residents, while at the same time we value our in-house team, our relationships with our strategic partners, and our various communities and audiences.
Based in rural County Monaghan, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre is a cross-border organisation that offers time away, space to work, and opportunities for collaboration and networking for artists and ‘other like persons’ that facilitates the development of their practice across all art forms. Annaghmakerrig House, otherwise known as the ‘Big House’, is situated in the quiet countryside of County Monaghan, and together with our self-catering cottages, our studios and performance spaces, as well as our lake and our forests, gardens, and fields, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre is a place where creativity flourishes amid the many pressures and distractions of contemporary life.
Providing a quiet environment that esteems, supports, and develops our artists is what we do, and we continually aim to do it more holistically by creating audiences for our artists where appropriate, and by forming strategic partnerships for the benefit of artists and the arts in Ireland, and further afield.