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Join us ‘live’ from Inis Oirr for Culture Night

Join us ‘live’ from Inis Oirr for Culture Night

The women are taking over Inis Oirr this weekend. And, if you cannot be with us in person on the island, you can join us online for tonight’s special Culture Night event. From 5pm this evening, for Culture Night, more than 15 women musicians will revive an old tradition by travelling house-to-house, playing music, before...

September 23, 2022September 23, 2022
Sandra finally makes it to magical Inis Oirr

Sandra finally makes it to magical Inis Oirr

By Ciaran Tierney It took her a lot longer than planned to get here, but the timing could not have been better for Sandra Heemskerk from Holland as she enjoyed a one week holiday on Inis Oirr in splendid sunshine last week. Sandra was the winner of the first ever ‘Éalú Draíochta’ fundraising draw run...

September 20, 2022September 20, 2022
Accidental islander Pat has a magical music mix

Accidental islander Pat has a magical music mix

By Ciaran Tierney When a musical friend invited guitarist Pat Quinn to come to Inis Oirr to play a few tunes over a weekend in June 2001, little did the County Longford native imagine that the windswept island on the Wild Atlantic Way would become his permanent home. Pat had such good fun playing three...

August 20, 2022August 20, 2022
Online tickets now on sale for August events

Online tickets now on sale for August events

by Ciaran Tierney Did you know that you can now buy tickets in advance for shows in our theatre here at Aras Eanna? Over the next three Saturday nights we will have concerts by Lisa Lambe, The Raines, and Pat Quinn (with some very special guests) here on beautiful Inis Oirr. We are using Eventbrite.ie...

August 11, 2022August 11, 2022
Two new exhibitions open on Inis Oirr this weekend

Two new exhibitions open on Inis Oirr this weekend

By Ciaran Tierney Two exhibitions with very strong connections to the three Aran Islands are set to open at Áras Éanna Ionad Ealaíne, the arts centre on Inis Oirr, this coming weekend. On Friday evening, one of Ireland’s most famous expressionist artists, Mick Mulcahy, will unveil a retrospective of his work – and new paintings...

July 4, 2022July 4, 2022
Inis Oirr school issues video appeal for new students

Inis Oirr school issues video appeal for new students

  By Ciaran Tierney The principal of the secondary school on the smallest of the three Aran Islands has issued an appeal for new students from the mainland to come and live on Inis Oirr to help maintain student and teacher numbers. Coláiste Ghobnait has collaborated with the island’s arts centre, Áras Éanna Ionad Ealaíne,...

June 27, 2022June 27, 2022
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
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