Tearmann Artist Studios are located in Castlekeeran, Carnaross, Kells, Co. Meath, beside the historic St. Kieran’s Well, 3.5 miles from Kells, and only 44 miles from Dublin. 

The old stone cottage farmhouse at Tearmann Artist Studios has been fully restored with thatched roof and adjacent stone outbuildings in courtyard fashion. This cottage is home to the artist Betty Newman-Maguire and has a number of bedrooms that may be available while working at the studios. 

 A number of the stone outbuildings have also been restored and now operate as a Gallery, studio space for artists and for workshops.  There is a fully fitted kitchen, feature fireplace, upstairs loft, toilet, central heating, sunroom and patio area with garden attached to the studios. Some of the studios have been finished to a very high standard with double glazing, timber floors and ceilings and spot lights.  To the rear of the property is an old raised orchard with herb garden and an array of cottage garden plants that stimulates the senses and is home to the many birds throughout the year.

A separate double studio with stone arch doorway, double industrial sink, benches with power stations etc. is used for all plaster work, clay modelling, wax moulding and finishing of metal work for all sculpture purposes. This building has an outside yard space for stonework.

There is plenty of parking space available to the front and rear of the property.


Private and public commissions undertaken by the artist. Private commissions, presentation pieces and gifts can be commissioned from the artist to suit all budgets.

The Swallow's Nest Gallery

Exhibitions are held throughout the year. This ideal exhibition space hosts a variety of exhibitions, both individual and group, with space to accommodate paintings, photography and sculpture. 


Two residencies are held per year, 4 week duration for each. Artists have the opportunity to develop their own style within a working studio, including a relaxing and creative environment. Apply directly to the artist.


Tearmann Artist Studios is host to workshops in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics which are held twice per year, lasting for 6 weeks. Workshops Weekends are also available.

Portfolio Preparation Courses 2018

Portfolio Preparation Courses are held through the year where students are prepared for entry to Art Colleges.  Students wishing to prepare for NCAD following the brief will also be guided through their portfolio.

2018 Course Runs June 6th-30th.

Children's summer camps 2018

For children aged 5-14, running July 2nd-27th 2018. 

Come and discover your creative self in a fun-loving way with professional Artists Beth Newman Maguire, Jacqueline Keane and assistant Mary Curtis.

Activities: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printing, Clay Modeling, Plaster Casting, Willow Weaving, Photography, Painting a Mural, Fun and Games, Nature Trail and much more.