How to find us/ Where to Stay

The “Schoolhouse for Art” is located in the heart of Enniskerry Village, Co. Wicklow at the foot of the Dublin and Wicklow mountains on Irelands’ East coast. We are 20 miles from Dublin City Centre, the Irish Capital. There are many transportation and accommodation options available to reach us.

The following details are for information purposes and are not an endorsement by the ‘Schoolhouse for Art’.

Travelling by bus

The 185 and 44 bus services leave visitors in Enniskerry Village just outside the Schoolhouse for Art.

Comfortable shoes are not necessary! See www.dublinbus.ie

Travelling by train

In Dublin, the electric rail system called the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) is a quick and easy way to get around Dublin.                                            
The DART runs along the coast of the Irish Sea from Malahide or Howth in north County Dublin southwards via Bray as far as Greystones, County Wicklow.  
 (www.irishrail.ie/timetables).
The DART connects the national train service at Connolly station.

Travelling by Car

Directions from Dublin City Centre

Take the N11 southbound (Wexford). At approximately 19 km, take exit 7 for Bray South, Enniskerry.                                                                                  
Turn left at roundabout, travel over flyover and rejoin the N11 northbound.                                                                                                                              
Take the first left for Enniskerry Village (Exit 6a).                                                                                                                                                                        
Continue along the road to Enniskerry Village.
Our premises is opposite the Clock tower, in the village square.

GPS Co-ordinates : 53.1928° N, 6.1699° W

Google maps provide excellent directions for those arriving to Enniskerry village by car.

Travelling by Taxi

Bray Town Taxis: Ph: + 353 (0) 1 286 04 00 www.braytowntaxis.ie

MT Cabs: Ph: + 353 (0) 1 286 36 33 www.mtcabs.ie

Travelling by air

Dublin International airport is located approximately 40 minutes North from Enniskerry Village.

Leaving Dublin airport take the M50 Motorway South Bound until the Motorway joins the N11 (Wexford) and

follow directions outlined under travelling by Car above.

There is also an Aircoach service to Bray, www.aircoach.ie

Travelling by Sea

Ports located near to Enniskerry village include Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dublin (30 minutes by Car).

Dublin Port in Dublin city centre (40 minutes by car) and Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford (2 hours by car)

Where to Stay

Accommodation in Enniskerry ranges from 5 star hotels to charming guesthouses, and everything in between. The list below is for guidance and is not exclusive, depending on your mode of transport and location preferences.

Bed & Breakfast 

The Enniskerry Inn – Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Tel: +353 1 2734992
Bed & breakfast located over the Enniskerry Inn bar located in Enniskerry village.

Brook Cottage – Annacrivey, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Tel: +353 1 2766039
Bed & breakfast in a peaceful & panoramic location 3km from Enniskerry village

Coolakay House – Powerscourt Waterfall Road, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Tel: +353 1 2862423
3 star farmhouse accommodation & heritage centre within 3km of Enniskerry village.
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2013 & B&B Irelands Best Leinster B&B 2012

Ferndale – Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Tel: +353 1 2863518
Charming guesthouse in the centre of Enniskerry village

Oaklawn – Glaskenny, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Tel: +353 1 2860493
Bed & breakfast near Powerscourt Waterfall, 4km from Enniskerry village

Rambler’s Rest – Annacrivey, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Tel: +353 1 2829539
Delightful B&B hideaway in spectacular surroundings less than 3km from Enniskerry village on the 185 Bus Route

Hotel

Summerhill House Hotel – Cookstown Road, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Tel: +353 1 2867928
Beautiful country house hotel nestled above the picturesque village of Enniskerry

Powerscourt Arms Country House – Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Tel: +353 1 2828903
11 bedroom country house hotel with lounge, bar and restaurant in the heart of Enniskerry Village

Powerscourt Hotel – Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Tel: +353 1 2748888
Luxury 200 room resort showcasing Palladian-style architecture & fine dining at the Sika restaurant 10 minutes walk from the Heart of Enniskerry Village

Hostel

Knockree Youth Hostel – Glencree Road, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Tel: +353 1 2767981
5 Star youth hostel in beautiful surroundings about 7km from Enniskerry village

Do you want to spend a whole weekend painting, sculpting, drawing or generally being creative in one of Ireland’s most picturesque villages….?
…of course you do… and the perfect venue is… the Schoolhouse for Art.

Situated at the heart of Enniskerry village the crown of Wicklow – Ireland’s ‘garden county’, the Schoolhouse for Art resides in an atmospheric old building built in 1818 which was the local National School for almost 200 years until the children moved to their new school in 2011. The iconic schoolhouse has been brought back to life as the Schoolhouse for Art which is a facility for the study and exploration of arts and crafts.
A diverse team of dedicated art and craft tutors, who are all professional and experienced artists, provide a wonderful program full of classes and workshops throughout the year, excellent tuition in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.

The Schoolhouse for Art is putting a programme of mini breaks to be held in the heart of Enniskerry Village, at the foot of the wicklow mountains for your pleasure. Watch this space!


A perfect venue for Art Groups….

Private Art Group weekends (or weekdays) can also be facilitated in the Schoolhouse for Art. If you are in an art group (5 or larger) and you like the idea of heading off with your fellow artists for a couple of days pure art in a perfect location, the Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry is the perfect choice. Located on the outskirts of Dublin (just off the M50) and with the Wicklow landscape as a stunning backdrop, Enniskerry has everything to offer for a great group art breakincluding great accommodation, gorgeous food and great craic in the local pubs where the day’s art can be discussed, dissected and debated.

We can provide the space and the tutor – tailored to your group’s artistic needs.

Testimonials

I have taken Yanny’s classes continuously since October 2018 and I have really enjoyed them. Yanny’s classes have been a true eyeopener into the world of watercolour and she is a natural and patient teacher.
— Nicola Faull (Yanny Petters Class, 2019)
Hi Neil thank you so much for the fantastic workshop . You are a very gifted artist & tutor and I can’t tell you enough how much I enjoyed the whole experience of working with a medium I never used before . All your guidance & generosity with your knowledge , time and materials . I look forward to another workshop with you.
— Geneviève Jenny Murphy (Neil Condron, Workshop February, 2019)
Many thanks [John Dinan] for a wonderful few days - sorry its’ over! Lovely learning environment. Excellent teaching and guidance. A lot of theory really well presented. really appreciate your encouragement and positivity. I do think (& hope!) that I learned really valuable skills to bring to my future painting. Thanks for everything & for all your obvious preparation.
— Edel O'Kennedy (John Dinan Workshop February, 2019)
Can’t believe that was four days and what fabulous four days it was from beginning to end. Inspiring, insightful, revealationary, and at last complex colour made easy to understand & made so interesting. All the bases were covered in such a systematic and thorough way. Not forgetting the many laughs! Thank you so much
— Aileen O'Connor (John Dinan, Workshop February 2019)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul [Paul Flynn] most sincerely for this class [Clay Head Sculpting]. This was one of the finest classes I have taken and his teaching was kind, student-centred and grounded in deep subject knowledge. Paul’s humane approach allowed for positive and meaningful discourse and nurtured my own abilities while leading me in exploration of new methodologies.
— Clifton Rooney (Paul Flynn, Clay Sculpting Class 2019)