Founded in 1993 by Michael Greene and Mary Hawkes-Greene, to give student artists the opportunity to develop their creative potential in the unique environment of the Burren, the Burren College of Art has grown rapidly to an institution of international standing.
Our postgraduate programmes are accredited by the National University of Ireland, Galway. Our undergraduate programme is designed for students in North America who wish to study abroad in Ireland for one to two semesters, and we currently partner with over 40 colleges and universities in the US and Canada.
Burren College of Art offers campus accommodation for undergraduate Study Abroad students, visiting faculty, workshop participants and Artists-in-Residence in our 11-room Lodge and adjacent 4-bedroom bungalow.The Lodge is set on extensive grounds with inspiring views of the Burren, and is a pleasant 10 minute walk from the College and 35 minutes from Ballyvaughan village.
The Library is open to students and faculty of the College. It is supported by Clare Council Council and members of the public are also welcome to use the library for reference purposes.
The Library collection currently includes more than 6,000 books, artists’ videos, slides, and a range of art-related international periodicals.
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