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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
A midweek ‘trad’ special on Inis Oirr

A midweek ‘trad’ special on Inis Oirr

How would you fancy a night out on Inis Oirr next week with an evening of top class traditional music thrown in? Four of the biggest names in contemporary Irish music are on their way to Áras Éanna next Wednesday night, September 14, and we are teaming up with one of the island’s best-loved family...

September 8, 2022September 8, 2022
Three shows in three nights at Aras Eanna

Three shows in three nights at Aras Eanna

by Ciaran Tierney It is a very busy week here at Aras Eanna as we look forward to three events in our theatre over three consecutive nights. A very special night is in store tomorrow (Thursday) when leading exponents of the traditional harp, Paul Dooley (Ireland) and Kseniya Rusnak (Ukraine), perform a fundraising concert for...

August 24, 2022August 24, 2022
Inis Oirr comes together for Ukraine

Inis Oirr comes together for Ukraine

A concert with a difference takes place at Aras Eanna, Inis Oirr, this Thursday night (August 25, 8.30pm) when leading exponents of the traditional harp from Ireland and Ukraine, Paul Dooley and Kseniya Rusnak, come together to raise funds for the people of Ukraine. Paul and Kseniya began to collaborate together after Kseniya moved to...

August 23, 2022August 25, 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
Joy on Inis Oirr as Bríd wins national Best Actor award

Joy on Inis Oirr as Bríd wins national Best Actor award

By Ciaran Tierney In a first for an Irish language production, Brid Ní Neachtain won the Best Actress award for her role as Winnie in ‘Laethanta Sona’ here in Inis Oirr at the 23rd Irish Times Theatre Awards in Dublin last night. The remarkable vision of theatre producer Sarah Jane Scaife to stage an Irish...

June 13, 2022June 13, 2022
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