Ardclough Village Centre
W23 YY32 County Kildare IE
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The Ardclough Village Centre was set up in 2013 after the old school was transferred to the Community Council. It is used for a variety of community activities, including art and music classes for children, youth theater, classes for older people, bridge, meetings and heritage activities. In 2017, a limited company, Ardclough Village Centre Limited, was set up to run the facility. The objective of the Company is “To procure the property of the old national school in trust for and use by the local Community”. 

In 2017, a grant was obtained under the Towns and Villages Renewal Scheme for the development of a Heritage Centre. The Heritage Centre, known as the Arthur’s Grave Exhibition is primarily focused on the life of Arthur Guinness who is buried in Oughterard Cemetery in Ardclough, but it also celebrates many other aspects of the heritage of the area. This was formally opened by EU Commissioner Phil Hogan on December 6, 2019.

From Mault to Vault – Arthur’s Grave Exhibition in the Historic Village of Ardclough

Only interpretative centre of burial place of Arthur Guinness who died in 1803 and was buried in the ruins of Oughterard Churchyard, Ardclough, County Kildare.

The exhibition explores the sixth century graveyard and its ruined castle, round tower and numerous Guinness family member tombs.

Arthur’s Way will take you to this new gem of an exhibition at Ardclough ‘’From Malt to Vault’’, giving you key insights into the local Guinness connections and the fascinating history.

Experience the memories to stay with you for a lifetime. Guided tour, arts, crafts, gifts and much more.

For private party tours and times outside above opening times, send email to

Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 3.00pm