One of the features of our local area is the developing Arts scene and the City Council’s ‘Parnell Square Redevelopment Plan’ towards a cultural quarter by 2016. This plan builds on the impressive work of the Gate Theatre, the Hugh Lane Gallery and the Dublin Writers Museum. With the historic Rotunda Hospital and Ambassador Theatre dominating the centre of the Square and the Garden of Remembrance.
Abbey has a long association with the arts and remains committed to its development in the area. To date we have run and hosted arts events, art cafes, concerts and dance groups.
Bethany Garvey-Williams is our artist in residence and we are exploring how we can be more effective in arts of all forms within the church and to encourage those with a talent and interest in this field. Please do get in touch if you would like to express an interest