Education & Outreach


Through our professional programme it has been acknowledged that the Courthouse is a crucial aspect in the lives of the people of the area. It is an  important cultural link to the national artistic scene especially in these recessionary times when it is harder to access events in larger cities.

The Courthouse Outreach/Educational Arts Programme reaches out and engages with people of all ages and ability. The Outreach & Education Programme works with schools, youth services, adults, and disability groups to build links across generations that otherwise would not have access to or engage with the Arts. The Courthouse believes that by placing emphasis on creating a culturally diverse and inclusive Programme we build much needed social capital and strengthen the link between the Arts and the Community.



7.30pm to 9.30pm

Free class (donations welcome)

1st Wednesday every month

Discover, Experience, Transform. Join this class to relax, sit comfortably and learn techniques to reduce stress, increase happiness, enhance focus and achieve calmness

Facilitator: Ann Keary

Tinahely Women’s Choir

10am to 11.30am


Wednesday, Weekly

The women’s choir returns to The Courthouse Arts Centre 18th September. New members welcome.

Facilitator: Ann Keary

Life Drawing

7pm – 10pm


1st Thursday every month

The Courthouse Life Drawing returns Thursday 5th September. The sessions are designed to facilitate those with an interest in drawing, giving them the space and time to be able to engage with their practice. New members welcome.

Facilitator: Roisin Flood

The Courthouse Writers Group


1st Thursday every month

The writer’s group meets once a month in The Green Room at The Courthouse Arts Centre to exchange ideas and skills.

New members welcome


Toastmasters International

2nd Tuesday every month

7.30pm to 10.00pm

Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leaderships skills. It has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders.

New members welcome


7.30pm – 9.30pm


3rd Monday every month

ICA returns 16th September. It brings women together in fellowship and through co-operative effort, to develop and improve the standard of rural and urban life having regard for our Irish culture and to encourage the use of the Irish language in the affairs of Bantracht na Tuaithe.

Adult Art Class

Friday 10am – 1pm

€10 drop in

€40 for 5 classes

Adult art returns 13th September, if you are interested in taking up art, going back to art why not come along and develop your skills, practise and meet new people. New members welcome

Facilitator: Tina Mouritzen

Teen Art Club

Wednesday 7pm (12yr+)


Our weekly art club returns 18th September. This teen art studio facilitates the work of young artists alongside a professional adult artist, providing an exchange of ideas, skills and experience across the ages. 

Facilitator: Maeve Hunter


Claymazing Workshop

21st September

11am to 12pm (5yr to 11yr)


This is a fun class where children will learn modelling skills and bring their imagination to life. Claymazing is an especially light, air drying modelling clay used for modelling and forming figures. It is extremely therapeutic and relaxing to work with.

Children’s Story Telling Club

5th October and 9th November

11am – 12pm (6yr+)

€6 drop in

2 classes for €10

A club where children will listen to stories and also create their own, individually and collectively. This club will focus on character building, setting plots, mapping stories, reinventing story endings and, with the use of various resources and games.

Drama Camp with Andrea Kelly

25th Sept, 12th Oct, 2nd Nov, 16 Nov and 30th Nov

11am to 1pm

€40 for 5 classes

This Autumn we are introducing a new drama/stage workshop with award winning actress Andrea Kelly. Andrea will introduce students to all areas both on and off the stage. The workshop welcomes everyone and is not solely focused on acting.

It is recommended all four classes are attended.

Andrea has a background in theatre having trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin and has worked with The Gate, The Abbey, and Druid Theatre as well as other Irish theatre companies. She is an award winning actress known for her roles in Scope,  Terminal, Mother, Joyriders, The Dressmaker, From Oceans We Came, Close to Nothing, Thursdays Child, RTE’s The Clinic and Pure Mule. 

Halloween Storytelling

19th October 

2pm – 3pm (5yr+)

FREE – booking essential

An hour of fun, spooky, Halloween storytelling.

Halloween Art Workshop

26th October

10am – 11.30am (5yr to 8yr)

12pm – 1.30pm (9yr +)


To celebrate Halloween, we have spooktacular art workshops! Booking essential.

Christmas Art Workshop

7th December

10am – 11.30am (5yr to 8yr)

12pm – 1.30pm (9yr +)


A fun Christmas Art workshop to get everyone in the Christmas spirit

Christmas Storytelling

14th December 

2pm – 3pm

FREE – booking essential

Join us for a cosy, magical hour of Christmas storytelling.

The Education and Outreach Programme at the Courthouse is always changing due to the needs of the community. For up to date events, days and times please email the Education and Outreach Officer.