Discover a new view of art and a new view of Ireland at this extraordinary gallery overlooking the sea in Mweelahorna, Ring in the Waterford Gaeltacht 10k from Dungarvan 20 minutes from Waterford Greenway.
Experience the perfect union of culture and nature at this uniquely located art gallery, which showcases some of the country’s best painters since it opened its doors in 2000.
Enjoy a personal tour from the vivacious owner, Joan Clancy, who is a fantastic storyteller and very welcoming of people to her gallery adjacent to her home. She is delighted to give insights into the artists and their paintings.
An exclusive thrill for visitors is to see photographs and hear highlights from her late husband Tom Clancy’s TV, movie and recording career, including his time in famous folk band The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem.
Joan is extremely knowledgeable about the artists whose work is featured in the gallery. All of the art is available for purchase so if you find a painting that you love, you can bring it home with you.
Her exhibition openings are wonderful: new art unveiled in a lovely atmosphere with music and wine.
The art is not the only treat for your eyes: a spiral staircase
brings you up to the gallery space which delivers a 280-degree panoramic view of Dungarvan Bay. Behold sweeping views of the Cunnigar beach and County Waterford coastline, against the backdrop of the majestic Comeragh and Knockmealdown Mountains. This is truly one of the secret treasures in Ireland’s Ancient East. No visit to County Waterford is complete without a visit to the Joan Clancy Art Gallery!
Joan Clancy Gallery hosts about six exhibitions annually. Open by appointment between advertised shows.