A former Presbyterian Church becomes an arts space for Galway showcasing theatre, visual arts and music.

'Ireland's Eye' visits a new multi-purpose Arts Centre at Nun's Island in Galway catering for theatre, music and the performing arts.

The new arts space is located in a former Presbyterian Church and includes a theatre, an exhibition space, and workshop space. While the new space is welcomed by the arts community, there is still a need for a complete Arts Centre to service the needs of Galway with a financial commitment from Galway Corporation and the Arts Council. Pádraic Breathnach believes that a city the size of Galway should have a dedicated rrts space.

Galway needs a municipal arts centre. It needs a 300 seat theatre for touring companies. It needs a large exhibition space for its local and touring artists.  

Nun's Island Arts Centre (1983)
Nun's Island Arts Centre (1983)

This episode of 'Ireland's Eye' was broadcast on 28 March 1983. 

'Ireland's Eye' was a Tuesday-to-Friday series with human-interest stories and features from locations throughout Ireland. First broadcast on 7 October 1980, the programme ran until August 1983.