Visit the studio of artist Elizabeth Cope, see an exhibition or apply for an artist’s  residency. 

Elizabeth Cope’s Studio

Shankill Castle is home to Elizabeth Cope, whose work fills and colours the walls of the house and café. Elizabeth’s energy and creativity infuses everything we do at Shankill. Studio visits can be arranged by appointment.

Artist Residency

We are delighted to welcome artists to stay at Shankill Castle for a productive artistic retreat. Staying in the Dairy Cottage or the main house, artists immerse themselves in life at Shankill for stays of between two weeks to six months, and share the studio and outdoor spaces to pursue their own creative projects.

To apply for a residency, please fill out the form below, or to find out more, please email 

What Former Artists in Residence Say:

“We enjoyed every minute in Shankill, I wrote two books while I was there ...”

Peter Sommerville-Large, Ireland

One of the best experiences of my life ...”

Sheyla, Mexico

Staying at Shankill Castle is an artist’s dream come true. Inspiration is everywhere, from the beautiful landscape, the quiet surroundings and the warm hospitality from the lovely Cope family, it’s the perfect place to create. I’m so happy with my experience there and I was able to get so much finished! I will always hold my Shankill Castle Residency close to my heart and I look forward to returning someday soon to continue writing!

Kramies, USA

“I had a wonderful stay at Shankill Castle and can thoroughly recommend it as a place to recharge the creative batteries and maybe even get some work done. What other retreat offers three kitchen gardens to consult your Muse.”

Mark McCrum

Residency Application Form


If applying for more than one person, please fill out this form as a group and provide up-to-date CVs and work samples for all applicants.

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    We hold regular exhibitions of work during the summer months in the stable-yard, café and studio.