Are you an artist or arts organisation planning to spend time working in Cork?

Do you want a warm, comfortable place to stay, centrally located and at a reasonable cost?

Would you prefer to live like a local, with your own space, to come and go as you please?

On behalf of Cork City Council, Firkin Crane manages Jack Lynch House Artists’ Accommodation.

This three-bedroom terraced house provides self-catering accommodation for visiting artists. It can be rented as an entire home or on a room-by-room basis.

The newly-renovated house has two single bedrooms and one twin. There is a shared living room, kitchen and bathroom with electric shower. The house has a washing machine and a clothes line in the backyard. Linens, tableware and cookery equipment are all provided and the house is regularly serviced.

Once settled in, you will be completely independent, with your own keys.

Rent is reasonable, to encourage creators and performers to spend time in Cork, to get to know our city, and add to our rich cultural tapestry.

Because the space is in such demand, potential guests must be recommended by one of the arts organisations in the city.

For more information about availability and rates contact Peggy Taylor at

The historic Shandon area is a hub of artistic activity, with many studios and artists’ homes in its quaint streets. The city centre’s shops, restaurants and pubs are a short stroll away. The main theatres and galleries are within minutes of the house.

Jack Lynch was born at home in Bob & Joans Walk on 15 August 1917. In 1966 he became the first Corkman to hold the office of Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland. On 8 June 2005, the Lynch family home was officially opened by Cork City Council as an artists’ residence.