The Model is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary arts centres.
Built in 1862, the building boasts a restaurant and coffee dock, a bookshop, a wonderful gallery circuit, a purpose built performance space with enviable views of Sligo town and County.
Seven Trains from Dublin (Connolly) daily. Journey time 4hrs. Check the timetable on irishrail.ie for precise daily departure times.
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This is a metered daily rate car park and costs €3 per day, Mon-Sat 8.30am-6.30pm and Public Holidays 12-6pm. There is free parking outside of these times and all day Sunday.
From Dublin & Galway
Coming from Dublin/Galway follow the N4 onto the Sligo ring road and through several sets of traffic lights until you cross Hughes Bridge. Take the right turn as you cross the bridge, onto Markievicz Road, (signposted for the Town Centre). Follow the one-way system, taking a left onto Connaghton Road. Continue straight up the hill and pull into the second car park on your right hand side - you will see The Model building.
Directions from Dublin
Take R527 and R445 to N18 in Clare. Take M18, M17 and N17 to Markievicz Rd/R286/R870 in Sligo. Drive to The Mall/R286
Directions from Limerick
Take N20, N18, M18, M17 and N17 to Markievicz Rd/R286/R870 in Sligo.Drive to The Mall/R286
Directions from Cork
From The North
Follow Ballydermot Rd and A54 to A31 Magherafelt Bypass. Continue on A31 Magherafelt Bypass. Take A31, A29, A505 and A32 to Drumlish Rd/B4 in Omagh. Follow B4 and A47 to N3 in County Donegal, Ireland. Take N15 to Markievicz Rd/R286/R870 in Sligo. Drive to The Mall/R286