About Us - Barlow House Venue

This beautiful heritage building hosts offices, artist studios as well as meeting and rehearsal rooms. Built in 1734, the Georgian architecture still exhibits much of its original features. We’re particularly proud of the architectural, artistic and historical value of Barlow House.

Barlow House Droichead Arts Centre

Barlow House Today

Today Barlow House is bustling with an array of cultural and community activity on a daily basis including; classes in drawing, painting, drama, photography, music, yoga, meditation, children’s art, school grinds, flower arranging, and much more. It is also a perfect space for group meetings including; writers, music appreciation, youth theatre and production rehearsals. With its traditional features, the drawing rooms are an ideal location for book launches, small music launches and art auctions

Meetings at Barlow House

Meetings Barlow House's beautiful Georgian meeting rooms can be set up in board room, conference or informal style. The meeting rooms can cater for up to 60 people theatre style and up to 22 people boardroom style, with reasonable room rates, and catering options if needed. We also provide a number of key features to make you meeting as convenient and comfortable as possible.

These include:

  • Complimentary Wifi Access
  • Black Out blinds
  • TV, DVD Player, Flipchart Stands are all available free of charge, subject to availability
  • AV digital projector facilities and sound equipment are available on request with additional charge.
  • Photocopying facilities are provided at a cost of 25c per A4 page, 50c per A3 page b/w or colour.

Hire A Meeting Room

Barlow House Meeting Room

Barlow House Stairwell

Rent an Office at Barlow House

Droichead Arts Centre Barlow House is home to a number of businesses including; a theatre company, an education and development organisation, an architect, an accountant, financial services, publishing and editing.

Hire An Office Space

Artists' Studios

Droichead Arts Centre hosts two artist studios in the courtyard of the historic Barlow House. The maximum duration an artist can reside in each studio is negotiable. The rental fee per studio is at a subsidised rate of €35 per week. Each Studio is secure with its own washing facilities and electricity points. Each Studio has separate access. There is limited natural light coming through in studios, however all studios have natural fluorescent lighting installed

Artists must apply in writing by email to Carol Ann Brodigan on barlow@droichead.com.

Description of the Studios

Studio 1

  • Width 10’/3.05m
  • Length 18’6”/5.62m
  • Door Height
  • Door Width
  • 2 windows


Studio 2

  • Width 11’5”/3.47m
  • Length 18’6”/5.62m
  • Door Height
  • Door Width
  • 2 windows

Artists' Studios

Art Classes

Barlow House Door

The History of Barlow House

Barlow House’s story leads it on a historical journey from elegant townhouse to RIC Barracks up to the present day as an Arts Centre. We’re particularly proud of the architectural, artistic and historical value of this townhouse.