A Refurbished Heritage Building with Art Gallery & Cafe overlooking the famous Tramore Bay. An array of teas and coffees, that are paired perfectly with one of our various cakes and snacks. We also serve savory delights such as homemade soups and freshly prepared light lunches. There are also displays scattered around the café showing off books, crafts and artwork that’s created by the locals of the area, that can be purchased at any time. Home to a number of local art groups, this venue is a wonderful and unique exhibition space. It can be used for book launches, readings, small musical recitals and plays. Over recent years the Coastguard Cultural Centre has held many exhibitions by local as well as national and international artists.
John Cullinan is currently artist in residence at the Coastguard Cultural Centre. John is a professional artist who works from his own studio / gallery on the outskirts of Tramore. He graduated from the Limerick school of art and lectured there following his graduation. He oversees the Waterford Live Art group every week at the Coastguard Cultural Centre. His work has featured in Saatchi online Figures and Nude collection best of and is held in many private and public collections. His name appears in “Whytes Buyers Guide to Irish Art” 10 th edition. John’s work is held permanently in many private and public collections, including the Department of Arts Sports and Tourism, Waterford University Hospital, Whitfield Hospital, Teachers Centre Waterford. John is also co-ordinator of Waterford Live Art.