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ECHOES FROM JAPAN … VIA ZOOM!

ECHOES FROM JAPAN … VIA ZOOM!

A unique partnership between Japan and Aras Eanna comes to fruition next week when an exciting dance collaboration called ‘Echoes of Calling – Encounter’ has its online premiere on Friday, April 23, as part of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme. Acclaimed Japanese dance choreographer Akiko Kitamura has used online workshops and rehearsals to collaborate...

April 13, 2021April 13, 2021
JAPAN AND IRELAND DANCE TOGETHER!

JAPAN AND IRELAND DANCE TOGETHER!

Aras Eanna Ionad Ealaine, Inis Oirr, is delighted to announce that acclaimed Japanese contemporary dancer and choreographer Akiko Kitamura is working on a new show inspired by a visit to the Aran Islands, Galway, and Connemara in 2019. Inspired by the rugged landscape and traditions of the West of Ireland, Akiko is working with Galway...

March 2, 2021March 2, 2021
EXTENDING A WELCOME TO VISITING ARTISTS

EXTENDING A WELCOME TO VISITING ARTISTS

As Áras Éanna celebrates its 21st year as an arts centre in 2021, we are set to expand our Artists in Residence programme. Over two decades now, it has been part of the culture of our Gaeltacht island that artists come and live among the people of Inis Oirr, taking inspiration from the island, its...

February 9, 2021February 9, 2021
A CALL OUT FOR YOUR ARAS EANNA MEMORIES!

A CALL OUT FOR YOUR ARAS EANNA MEMORIES!

Did you know that Áras Éanna Ionad Ealaíne Inis Oírr is set to celebrate its 21st birthday in 2021? We have hosted an amazing array of artists, musicians, performers, and shows since 2000 and we are looking for your favourite memories from the most westerly arts centre in all of Europe! And now we want...

January 28, 2021January 28, 2021
A MAGIC CHIMNEY ON THE ISLAND

A MAGIC CHIMNEY ON THE ISLAND

  There was great excitement in Inis Oirr this week when the biggest parcel in history arrived to the island. Santa Claus was unable to visit the Halla Mor in person this year because of social distancing, but he met up with the children of the island beside a new chimney which nobody had seen...

December 17, 2020December 17, 2020
INIS OIRR GOES ‘NATIONWIDE’

INIS OIRR GOES ‘NATIONWIDE’

The stunning exhibition of photographs of Inis Oirr during the first lockdown by Cormac Coyne is featured on ‘Nationwide’ on RTEOne television this Friday (7pm). The photos were hosted online by Aras Eanna Ionad Ealaíone when arts centres across the country were closed and attracted interest from all across the globe. One lady even contacted...

December 10, 2020December 10, 2020
THE CARTOONS ARE BACK

THE CARTOONS ARE BACK

Tá taispeántas cartún in Aras Eanna athoscailte ó Mháirt go Satharn (12 meánlae go 3 in) go dtí an Nollaig. B’éigean na taispeántais ‘Tarraing E i nGaelige’ agus ‘Grace Gifford’ a dhúnadh nuair a tháinig na srianta Leibhéal 5 i bhfeidhm an mhí seo caite. Chomh maith le cartúin ón laoch réabhlóideach Éireannach Grace Gifford,...

December 7, 2020December 8, 2020

INIS OIRR TO BECOME A MECCA FOR ARTISTS

Street and circus artists from all over Europe got to hear about a new project to build a unique artistic residency on the beautiful Gaeltacht island of Inis Oirr during an international seminar which took place online recently. Artists attending the Fresh Street #4 conference, which was originally supposed to take place in Turin, Italy,...

November 23, 2020November 23, 2020

ACROBATS AIM FOR INIS OIRR!

A recent call out for street artists and performers to take time out on the beautiful island of Inis Oirr in partnership with Aras Eanna has had a huge response from all across Ireland. The Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) were taken aback by the huge interest among performers in the chance...

October 21, 2020October 22, 2020

TWO CARTOON EXHIBITIONS AT ARAS EANNA

Not many people realise that there is a very healthy culture of producing cartoons in Irish throughout the country and this year Aras Eanna, Inis Oírr, is delighted to host an exhibition of some of the best of them. This is the first year that the Galway Cartoon Festival is moving outside the city and...

October 2, 2020October 2, 2020