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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
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
Virtual reality comes to Inis Oirr

Virtual reality comes to Inis Oirr

A virtual reality show which explores the theme of migration via the wild landscape of Connemara is coming to Aras Eanna for one day only on Wednesday, June 16. Brú Theatre are visiting Inis Oirr as part of a tour of coastal communities from Donegal to Cork to stage an intimate 20 minute show for...

May 31, 2021May 31, 2021
TOMMY TIERNAN SUPPORTS THE ARAS EANNA DRAW

TOMMY TIERNAN SUPPORTS THE ARAS EANNA DRAW

Aras Eanna is delighted to announce that renowned comedian, actor, and chat show host Tommy Tiernan has released a short video to support our fundraising draw. Tommy visited Inis Oirr recently and urged people to buy tickets for a chance of winning a five night holiday for four adults on the island. “One of the...

May 18, 2021May 18, 2021
WIN A MAGICAL ESCAPE TO INIS OIRR

WIN A MAGICAL ESCAPE TO INIS OIRR

Can you imagine a better place to “staycation” in 2021 than the beautiful Gaeltacht island of Inis Oirr? Well, Aras Eanna Ionad Ealaine is offering you a chance to win a five night break for four adults this September. The prize includes transport from the mainland to the island, a self-catering house, a seafood platter...

May 10, 2021May 10, 2021
‘ECHOES …. ‘ LAUNCHES ON FRIDAY

‘ECHOES …. ‘ LAUNCHES ON FRIDAY

A unique partnership between Japan and the Aran Islands launches on Friday when an exciting dance collaboration called ‘Echoes of Calling – Encounter’ has its online premiere as part of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme. Acclaimed Japanese dance choreographer Akiko Kitamura has used online workshops and rehearsals to collaborate with three West of...

April 20, 2021April 20, 2021
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 14, 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