Westmeath County, one of the 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland, is named after the historic kingdom of Mide and was created in 1543. It is in this county that the Hill of Uisneach, the national geographic center of art is located. It has also evolved to become one of the most popular art destinations in the world with fabulous art centers and theaters.
Located in the refurbished County Hall, the center was opened in 1999. It has a theater that can accommodate an audience of over 400, a couple of art shops and a fabulously lit art gallery that caters for all forms of art. With free transport provided for rural schools visiting the center, it is a fabulous center fully adaptable for seminars and conferences.
Reeves Art Studio
Established in 1996 by Levina Reeves, the Art Studio specializes in making and advising customers on their artwork and the best picture frames to use. It is currently run on a major scale by Katrina Kenny, whose background in interior design is vital in the core business of the studio.
Tuar Ard Arts Center
This center offers the very best of art and theater, with classy events all year round. Add that to the great food, music, drama, dance, music and adequate parking and you get the very best experience of Irish art and culture.
Celtic Roots Studio
This is a unique studio that specialises in transforming bogwood, which is over 4000 years old, into handmade sculptures. They get their inspiration from the Irish people, the landscape and the culture. They claim to be as ‘passionate and as proud as the land and as deep as the bogs and lakes’, with elegant and special sculptures that radiate with Irish beauty. They make the customers feel special by creating handcrafted materials from a particular piece of medieval material.