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The ‘Curacha’ are coming!

The ‘Curacha’ are coming!

The exhibition of 21 decorated currachs which has captured the imagination of visitors to Inis Oirr and locals over the past two months is set to go on display on the NUI Galway campus from this Friday, September 17. ‘Curacha’, featuring 21 artists to celebrate the 21st birthday of Áras Éanna, includes works by acclaimed...

September 15, 2021September 15, 2021
A stunning range of styles

A stunning range of styles

An asylum-seeker from Pakistan, a hugely talented young visual artist from Co Armagh, and a print-maker based in Co Kerry are just three of the artists whose amazing works have brightened up Inis Oirr this summer. Sadly, the ‘Curacha’ exhibition which celebrates 21 years of Aras Eanna as an arts centre comes to an end...

September 8, 2021September 8, 2021
A happy day at Áras Éanna

A happy day at Áras Éanna

It was an honour for Aras Eanna Ionad Ealaíne to welcome the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, his wife Sabina, and daughter Alice Mary to spend the day with us on Inis Oirr yesterday. They visited Aras Eanna to check out some of the 21 currachs in the ‘Curacha’ exhibition which celebrates our 21st...

September 1, 2021September 1, 2021
Bringing Beckett to the island

Bringing Beckett to the island

A new Irish language production of ‘Happy Days’ by Samuel Beckett will be staged outdoors at the back of Inis Oirr as part of the Galway International Arts Festival from August 30 to September 5. The show by Company SJ is a partnership between Áras Éanna Ionad Ealaíne and the Abbey Theatre, and performances will...

August 16, 2021August 19, 2021
Carrying the songs back to Aran

Carrying the songs back to Aran

A story which began on the Aran Islands in March of last year and made its way to Turkey via more than 400 people and 50 languages is the subject of a fascinating exhibition which opens at Áras Éanna next Tuesday. The story which began with a young storyteller Liam O Falthearta on Inis Mór...

August 4, 2021August 19, 2021
Meet the ‘Curacha’ artists

Meet the ‘Curacha’ artists

Their works have transformed our island. From now until September 12, you can follow the trail around Inis Oirr and discover the amazing works by 21 Irish artists for the ‘Curacha’ exhibition which celebrates 21 years of Áras Éanna. Seven of the pieces, including a stunning sculpture by John Behan, are inside the theatre at...

July 29, 2021August 20, 2021
Two special events on Saturday

Two special events on Saturday

  A “walkabout” theatre show and the opening of an exhibition by a collective of more than 20 artists from Galway are among the highlights of a day of celebration to mark the 21st birthday of Aras Eanna on Saturday. People on the island are invited to attend the world premiere of ‘It’s A Lovely Day...

July 15, 2021August 20, 2021
Follow the currachs around Inis Oirr

Follow the currachs around Inis Oirr

There is great excitement on the island of Inis Oirr this week ahead of the launch of an open air exhibition of 21 currachs by artists from all along the western seaboard to celebrate the 21st birthday of the island’s arts centre. Each of the six foot currach creations, fabricated in metal and covered in...

July 13, 2021August 20, 2021
THREE EXHIBITIONS AND A BIG GIG!

THREE EXHIBITIONS AND A BIG GIG!

As the country opens up again, Aras Eanna Ionad Ealaine is delighted to announce that we will be celebrating our 21st birthday next month with three art exhibitions and a big gig! The story of how a disused weaving factory was turned into the most westerly arts centre in all of Europe is definitely worth...

June 8, 2021June 8, 2021