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Lisa Lambe

Lisa Lambe

One of the most exciting Irish singers, songwriters, and performers of the modern era, Lisa Lambe, is returning to Inis Oirr for a special show at Áras Éanna on Saturday, August 13, 2022. The Irish Times has described Lisa as “the finest singer and actor of her generation” and Irish Music Magazine has said “Lisa...

The ‘mad, bad, and dangerous’ women of Ireland

The ‘mad, bad, and dangerous’ women of Ireland

By Ciarán Tierney A series of four documentary films celebrating the lives of older Irish women who have been “mad, bad, and dangerous” will be screened at Áras Éanna, Inis Oirr, on Sunday. The screenings of the films, which were created and directed by Emma O’Grady, is part of our celebration of International Women’s Day...

March 10, 2022March 10, 2022
A six week adventure on the island

A six week adventure on the island

by Ciarán Tierney Two Gaeltacht artists, Clare Cashman and Caitríona Ní Conaola, are set to make Inis Oirr their home for the next six weeks thanks to a wonderful new residency in partnership with Ealaín na Gaeltachta. The artists, who are both based in Connemara, successfully applied for the residencies at Áras Éanna when we...

January 28, 2022March 16, 2022
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
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
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