Trinity Arts Centre Castlerea
The beautifully renovated Trinity Arts Centre, previously Holy Trinity Church, originally constructed in 1819, is now a centre for Arts, Culture and Heritage in the heart of Castlerea, County Roscommon. The centre provides visitors with the chance to sample Castlerea’s rich culture of music, song, drama and dance, through exhibitions of local art and events held in the 220 seater auditorium.
Walkers can stop for a well-deserved rest and use the toilet facilities at the centre. Three beautiful 180 year old stained glass windows are among the must-see features of this historical building. Local people will be available to provide tourist information and help you to make the most out of your visit to County Roscommon.
The building’s rich history includes links to many noted Irish talents. Dr. Douglas Hyde, the first president of Ireland, noted poet and writer was born in Castlerea, and baptised in Trinity Church where his father spent some time as rector. Dr. Thomas Wilde, father of Dr. William Wilde, noted oculist and antiquary and grandfather of the renowned Oscar Wilde, was a physician in practice in Castlerea.