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The Model, home of the Niland Collection

The Mall, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 914 1405
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Turbulence opening reception.

Great Global food for free! Very tasty and one man show a treat! The beautiful singer raised out... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
Margaret H
Sligo, Ireland
via mobile
Houses some worthwhile collections

Built as a school originally, the building lends itself (with the addition of some inspirational... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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The Model, home of The Niland Collection, is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary arts centres. The building boasts a café, a bookshop, a wonderful gallery circuit, a purpose built performance space and digital cinema and a suite of impressive artist studios on the top floor with enviable views of Sligo town and County. This award-winning building is home to the impressive Niland Collection of art, one of the most notable collections in Ireland and featuring works by John and Jack B. Yeats, Estella Solomons, Paul Henry and Louis Le LeBrocquy among others. The Model has a vibrant music programme which includes an eclectic mix of contemporary and classical music. Integral to all aspects of the Model’s programme is an extensive offering of educational opportunities for children and adults.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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The Mall, Sligo, Ireland
+353 71 914 1405

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Great Global food for free! Very tasty and one man show a treat! The beautiful singer raised out spirits for a better more equal world!! There are so many talented and creative refugees just waiting around Globe House to give their best foot forward in...More

1  Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Built as a school originally, the building lends itself (with the addition of some inspirational modifications) to a exhibiting collections. The light is superb and although I'm no art lover (I like what I understand) the collections on show included some stunning pieces. I loved...More

1  Thank Linda_Laleston
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The Model Arts centre is one of the biggest and best contemporary Art centres in the whole of Ireland and it's free. Home of a large permanent collection of turn of the 20th century internationally renowned Sligo artist Jack B. Yeats which in itself is...More

1  Thank generator5000
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Model is a great place for anyone interested in art who has an hour to spare in Sligo. Entrance is free, but you can make a donation. The space itself is very light and it was surprisingly quiet when I visited, despite it being...More

2  Thank Aprilia96
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We were impressed by The Model, an art museum housed in the repurposed Model High School, a sober columned affair with interior spaces and a modern add-on that lent themselves to galleries with long sight lines, doing justice to contemporary paintings by allowing one to...More

3  Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Not a very big collection, but free entry and nice quiet space to sit. Free wifi, cafe and clean bathroom. I didn't care much for the Ronnie Hughes exhibition- not sure what to make of all the circles and dots and stripes, though he seems...More

2  Thank Amar K
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A stunning collection of art by Jack Yeats is the highlight of the collection and is undoubtedly worth seeing..it has been lovingly collected over many years and is a great asset to the town.The setting is an old Protestant school which has been lovingly restored

2  Thank Sean002
Reviewed 26 April 2017

best suited for short business lunches. food was of high quality but price is high. we visit frequently but this is more for convenience than anything else

1  Thank JaimeAnderson
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We visited in between exhibitions so the main attraction was the Jack Yeats permanent show and it was well worth seeing. The Model is a large space and is built over a number of different levels, so it can be quite daunting to orient yourself...More

1  Thank traveltripper1
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I really like the Model since it was revamped - I've been a few times now and there is always an exhibit worth whiling away an hour or two. The cafe is great, good food, bright and airy and a lovely place to study or...More

1  Thank healywp
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