The spactacular landscape at the back of Inis Oirr provides the setting for the first ever run of an Irish...
Welcome to Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr.
Celebrating 21 years as an Arts Centre in 2021.
Click on the link to view our progrramme of activities for 2021. (pdf, 4.8mb)
Áras Éanna – Call for Artists in Residence (in absentia)
Áras Éanna’s Artist in Residence programme has seen national and International artists come to Inis Oírr to create and make great Art. Due to the Coronavirus 19 restrictions, Áras Éanna Arts Centre is closed. Despite this Aras Eanna in partnership with Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Galway County Council Arts Office and Galway City Arts Office are offering three residencies (in absentia). We are offering artists the opportunity to create work, albeit from their own home or studio and with the spirit and inspiration of the Inis Oírr in mind.
A chance encounter with an Irish artist with Finnish roots at the opening of an art exhibition in Co Mayo...
Coming from Co Armagh, visual artist Daniel Coleman readily admits that he knew very little about Aras Eanna, Inis Oirr,...
Mick O’ Dea was born in Ennis Co Clare in 1958. He studied at the National College of Art and Design Dublin, The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Winchester School of Art in Barcelona and Winchester where he was awarded a Masters in European Fine Art. He lectured at NCAD for sixteen years up to 1999 and has acted as an external assessor and lecturer in Art Colleges and Universities in the USA, UK an Ireland.
O’Dea has had numerous exhibitions and has participated in a wide range of artists residencies in Ireland, the USA and Europe.
The recipient of many awards, his most recent include The Ireland US Council / Irish Arts Review Portraiture Award in Dublin and The Royal Ulster Academy Portrait Prize in Belfast.