The West of Ireland has influenced and inspired the greatest Irish painters, poets, and writers for centuries.
Since 1992, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation has allowed hundreds of artists from the United States, Europe and Asia to come to the small coastal village of Ballycastle, County Mayo, to experience the same inspiration.
The Ballinglen Arts Foundation is an Irish non-profit organization located in the village of Ballycastle on the sea coast of North County Mayo in the Republic of Ireland.
Its programmes are designed to support serious artists making important work in ideal, inspiring conditions.
In addition, Ballinglen interacts with the general public through art exhibitions, school classes, print making classes, artists' studio visits, gallery tours and the use of the art library