Joan Clancy Art Gallery
This small upstairs gallery tucked away in the Co Waterford Gaeltacht of An Rinn, is a treasure slowly being discovered by canny art lovers and was recently profiled in The Irish Times Magazine, and on RTE 1 Nationwide.
Irish Art is flourishing and currently enjoying a fine reputation worldwide, and Joan Clancy Gallery is proud to be part of this, specialising in new and emerging artists and in some of the more established names like Mulcahy, Maderson, Ní Chionaola, Flannery, Pierce etc.
Joan Clancy Gallery situated on the clifftop between Coláiste na Rinne (the famous Irish language college) and the Cunnigar beach overlooking Dungarvan Bay in Co. Waterford, first opened it's doors in 2001. Used to selling the paintings of her two daughters Blawnin and Rayleen, Joan decided to build a gallery and have five exhibitions a year. Not wishing to build any nearer to the cliff, the architect suggested stripping the roof off the drawing room and building up. No sooner were the roof tiles removed, but a force 10 gale blew in from the east - however, the temporary tarpaulin covering was well tied on, and Joan thanked god and his blessed mother and St Nicholas the patron saint of Ring that the house wasn't destroyed.
Widow of Tom Clancy a founding member of The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, they had previously lived in New York and Los Angeles where Tom starred on Broadway and in Hollywood movies and TV. Joan, acting as Tom's PA, was used to promoting and dealing with the public, so taking on the responsibility of running a gallery was no different.
You can find an extensive archive of reviews and press releases about the art exhibitions we have held in the gallery elsewhere on this web site.