About Us

The Grainstore, dlr’s Youth Arts Facility

Our building is the perfect venue for arts and creative activities for children and young people. We are a dedicated youth arts centre, located in a safe environment in the heart of Cabinteely Park.

Our beautifully maintained spaces include a multi-purpose studio with sprung floor, an art studio, fully equipped recording studio, music rehearsal room and computer room. There is a café and free parking adjacent to the building.

We currently have space available for hire on weekday mornings, Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Suitable for dance, drama, crafts, music or art classes for ages 2 – 25 years, an ideal space for holiday camps.

Take a look at what happens in the Grainstore

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The Grainstore is a Grade 1 listed building situated beside Cabinteely House and Brambles Café.  Thanks to the hard work of parents living in the area, it was developed into a local youth arts centre and as it grew in success Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council assumed responsibility for running the building, under their support it has continued to evolve and is now a vibrant, thriving hive of youth activities.

Throughout the week, a diverse range of classes are available for young people to sign up and take part in.  Wednesdays are kept free for young people to take over the Grainstore and develop their own vision of what the  space should best be used for.  They are very welcoming and are always looking for new members, so f you are aged 13-25 feel free to drop in on a Wednesday to find out about  Canvas our youth arts committee  and all the different projects, workshops and gigs.  You can also check out our What's On page !

The building itself includes a multipurpose hall with a sprung floor for dance, exhibitions, and performances etc, a large workshop space, a music rehearsal room, a media room, a recently refurbished state of the art recording studio, a reception area and an office.

Spaces are available for rent as long as they are used for youth arts purposes.


The Grainstore is run by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and is open Monday to Saturday.

For further information about what is happening at the Grainstore and for bookings please contact Mary on (01) 2047978 (01) 2047978 or text (086) 025 6727 or email grainstore@dlrcoco.ie

Rental rates*

Contact Mary if you are interested in renting for Classes and Workshops.

 (01) 2047978 / (086)0256727 or email grainstore@dlrcoco.ie, (Mon – Wed: 9am – 2pm or Thurs 9am – 1.30pm)


Our recording studio, recently renovated and acoustically treated, features a beautiful sounding live room with an isolated control room. Equipment includes a Focusrite 2i4 interface, KRK Rockit monitors, a selection of Guitar and Bass Amps and a full Pearl drum kit. Additionally, there are a number of electric and acoustic guitars available along with an Orla Concerto C10 digital piano.

For Recording sessions, a highly qualified, freelance sound engineer, with high end recording equipment (incl. Shure, AKG, Rode and Sontronics microphones), is also available to book, independently of the space, both for sessions and instructional mixing tutorials. For details on pricing and availability see; http://www.aliceaudio.ie/ or contact Paddy Crosse Tel: 087 6734348.

Commercial Rental Fees

Music Studio: €10 per hour
Main Room Downstairs: Full Day: €160, Half Day €95, €38 per hour
Main Room Upstairs: Full Day: €133, Half Day €76, €28.50 per hour

Non-Commercial Rental Fees*

Music Studio: €8 per hour
Main Room Downstairs: Full Day: €100, Half Day €57, €20 per hour
Main Room Upstairs: Full Day: €85, Half Day €47.50, €15 per hour

*Full Day: 9.30am-5.30pm, Half Day: 9.30am-1.30pm or 1.30pm-5.30pm.
Evening and Weekend rates are negotiated by the hour. Please note all rates are VAT inclusive.


*non commercial rates only apply to organisations with charitable status or that are clearly non profit.