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Triskel Christchurch

Art Gallery

arts centre • old church • great venue • unusual venue

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  • Photo of Pat O
    5 months ago
    Have attended a number of music events in this former church building and always have found the atmosphere to be wonderful.
  • Photo of Bobkatevan
    6 months ago
    We stopped by to watch the Irish film Pilmgrimage. The theatre is an old church and stage and screen set up in front. Seating is still church pews with cushions. Two long column of rows and center aisle open. Like church, but instead of worship, lights go out and you watch a movie. There is a small cafe serving drinks and small amount of snacks you can bring in. I saw no popcorn. It was unique and glad I went, but prefer cinema seating for real movie watching. I recommend you give it a go, not often you get this opportunity. Restrooms available.
  • Photo of TheTyke186299
    6 months ago
    We attended a lunch-time trombone recital in the converted church. The standard was acceptable and the venue atmospheric. There was also an exhibition of pencil animal prints which displayed intricate workmanship and a strange photographic montage in the crypt. Not a place to linger.
  • Photo of patrickgeoghegan
    7 months ago
    We got married in the Triskel Arts Centre in July 2017. We didn’t want a church wedding but we did like the idea of having a wedding that looked like it was in a church, which is the beauty that the Triskel can provide. It is a venue that doesn’t need much added to it to make romantic and special on our wedding day.
  • Photo of spannerotoole
    9 months ago
    It's an art gallery and a music venue. There is a bar with a restaurant in it too. The food is good.
  • Photo of Leona D
    9 months ago
    I've always wanted to go to an event at the Triskel and I finally got to last week. What a venue. The venue is intimate and the chairs are furnished so they are comfortable. I can't wait to go back whether its for a gig or a movie screening! I would highly recommend it to anyone that is thinking of visiting.
  • Photo of Ronan G
    10 months ago
    I regularly attend showings in the Triskel and every time it has been a hugely enjoyable evening. The setting is very unique and the sound and picture quality is quite good. The independent films are fabulous and I always look forward to returning!
  • Photo of beachcomber_ireland
    Here we have an arts centre built into a 17th century church which was itself built on a Viking church site. The old wooden pews and interior are still in place while you can see some ancient memorials in the crypt. And of course it is a modern venue for concerts and art events in the heart of medieval Cork.
  • Photo of Judith38Cork_Ireland
    My family and I visited Christchurch in Cork City during Heritage Week. It is located beside the gorgeous Bishop Lucey Park which is a very central location. It faces South Main St and backs onto Grand Parade which is so-called because the British army used to parade their horses there when the Republic of Ireland was under British rule. The church occupies the site of the medieval parish church of the Holy Trinity, where the poet Edmund Spenser married Elizabeth Boyle in 1594. Additionally, Perkin Warbeck was crowned King of the United Kingdom & Ireland there. Cromwell also found his way in here. This current church was designed by John Coltsman and the building was finished by 1725. Subsequently, around the year 1828 the interior was re-modelled. During this phase of the work, a classical three door portico with ionic columns was added to the west front facing Main Street by George Richard Pain. The development of the church did not end there and further alterations were made in 1878. This included the installation of a Thomas Christopher Lewis organ. A plaque is on display to the side of the balcony, stating that Harriet Wren is buried there. She was the Great Granddaughter of the famous Sir Christopher Wren - who is well known as the architect of St Paul's Cathedral in London. What an interesting link between two stunning church buildings. Underneath the building there is a crypt which we also viewed. A really fascinating place which is well worth a visit - especially if you enjoy history as we do.
  • Photo of 642fergalc
    a year ago
    I absolutely love what has been done with Triskel Chrstchurch. Not sure of any other cinemas that are located in a church. Some people complain about the seats when watching a movie here but I honestly don't know why. I have never found it uncomfortable and I go to A LOT of movies here. The choice of movies is excellent, not the usual choice that you would get in mainstream cinemas. My only criticism is that this place is full of hipsters. I sometimes feel like I need to buy some trendy hat / scarf and grow a ridiculous moustache or something to fit in. If you can let the hipsters over your head, you'll love it. Oh nearly can bring a beer from the cafe in to the movie. Not bad eh!!!!
  • Photo of Marydrill
    a year ago
    Great venue with interesting art. The cafe/bar has interesting beats with outdoor seating that's great for realxing on a summer's evening.
  • Photo of CorkMag
    a year ago
    The café is underrated, the food is fabulous here. Small menu but great care is obviously taken by the chef - even sandwiches are delicious!. I would recommend the eggs en cocotte for breakfast and definitely try the soup.
  • Photo of peterdJ424UP
    a year ago
    As a former church this is a unique and lovely venue to watch films, right in the city centre. Also has a friendly cafe and bar.
  • Photo of Paulieol
    a year ago
    Have gone to 3 films in the Triskel now and every time it has been an enjoyable evening. The setting is lovely. The sound and picture quality is decent and you can enjoy a drink while watching the film. The pews are cushioned but can become quite uncomfortable by the end!! Apart from that, it's definitely worth a try if you haven't been. A unique little cinema with some mainstream but also lovely independent film choices to suit all tastes.
  • Photo of Ann C
    a year ago
    We went to Pulses of Tradition in the Triskel and it was fantastic, the show is amazing but the venue is spectacular and well worth a visit to any concert there
  • Photo of John G
    a year ago
    Fascinating old building worth a quick visit, we saw it when seeing the Pulses of Tradition show, now that is worth seeing!
  • Photo of willede86
    a year ago
    great exhibition space, they show movies some nights, live music, have a really good coffee shop with really great coffee and comfy seats. art exhibitions have always been very well curated and delivered.
  • Photo of Dentrev
    2 years ago
    This show should not be missed if you want to have a first rate Irish experience. Excellent,multi- talented musicians who entertained with dance and song and involve the audience with their Irish humour.
  • Photo of MEDBH40
    2 years ago
    Brilliant idea to convert this Church of Ireland setting into an all purpose Arts Centre covering visual arts, theatre and music of all genres. Lovely place to go and just soak up the local colour too!
  • Photo of carthageantoin
    2 years ago
    In 2009 the 18th century Christchurch, was restored by Cork City Council, and given to Triskel to manage as the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Cork ~ primarily as a Theatre Development Centre ~ unfortunately it is a very poor attempt in a wonderful building in a brilliant location

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