“8 Cows Gallery” is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, in the picturesque village of Allihies. The name comes from the initial use of the building, an old stone shed, milking parlour for 8 cows.

When the outside old stone walls have been left untouched with wild grasses and lichens growing in freely, the inside opens to a vibrant contrast of lightness and creative space. A visitor came in recently and asked me “Are you familiar with Doctor Who ? Because your gallery is like the Tardis, it is bigger on the inside than on the outside !” …

“8 Cows Gallery” is the achievement of an exciting family project that started during the pandemic.


The gallery opened on the first of July 2022. The aim is to exhibit contemporary art in a remote rural area of Ireland, and it happens to be the furthest art gallery from Dublin !…

See exhibitions at 8 Cows Gallery for events and opening times.


Nadette Charlet, owner.

The story of the art gallery project step by step :

2022, a year of changes?

From cowshed to art gallery! episode 2

From Cowshed to Art gallery, episode 3…

From Cow shed to Art Gallery, Episode 4