The Factory

The building which was our Home for 22 years – The Factory on Barrow Street – is of special interest both culturally and historically in the story of the Irish Artistic Community over the last quarter of a century. Put simply, it’s like nowhere else in the country. It has been a rehearsal space for the Bolshoi Ballet and Riverdance as well as U2 world tours and recordings. It has played host to leading writers and producers, international acting stars like Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy, Saoirse Ronan and Jack Reynor and seen recordings by David Bowie and Britney Spears. Currently being redeveloped as part of a fabulous new City Quarter at Grand Canal Dock we are beginning a process with our neighbour’s Google to get the school back to it’s spiritual home at The Factory. The Factory, as part of the development at Bolands Quay, is designated as a Cultural Centre. This happened after much lobbying by many people including NPAS on behalf of increased cultural space in the area. Google, having very recently purchased the building, are beginning to plan the new Google Campus at the corner of Ringsend Road and Barrow Street. We hope, and will work towards being a part of their plans for the future of the area.

Some photos

Here is a picture of what The Bolands Mill site will look like when it is completed