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Old Aran in Colour

Old Aran in Colour

Visitors to Inis Oirr are in for a special treat this summer when Áras Éanna hosts an outdoor exhibition of colourised old photos from the three Aran Islands from July to September. Based on the success of the books ‘Old Ireland in Colour’, NUI Galway academics and co-authors John Breslin and Sarah-Anne Buckley have been...

Michael Mulcahy

Michael Mulcahy

An exhibition featuring the first ever artist in residence at Áras Éanna, Michael Mulcahy, will open at the arts centre on Friday, July 8 (8pm). Mick Mulcahy is one of Ireland’s most famous expressionist artists and showcased his work to the people of Inis Oirr after spending a winter on the island in the late...

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
Máirtín O Connor Trio

Máirtín O Connor Trio

One of the best-loved musicians ever to emerge from the West of Ireland, Máirtín O Connor, is set to join us for a special outdoor show on the GAA pitch on Inis Oirr on Saturday, June 11 (8pm). As a soloist with the first Riverdance orchestra, Mairtin has performed with De Dannan, Midnight Well and...

Máirtín O Connor Trio

Máirtín O Connor Trio

By Ciaran Tierney One of the best-loved musicians ever to emerge from the West of Ireland, Máirtín O Connor, is headlining a special free outdoor show on Inis Oirr this Saturday, June 11 (8pm). Accordion player Máirtín will be joined by Cathal Hayden (fiddle, banjo) and Kevin Doherty (guitars, vocals) for what promises to be...

June 8, 2022June 8, 2022
Two national nominations for Inis Oirr play

Two national nominations for Inis Oirr play

by Ciaran Tierney The superb vision of theatre director Sarah Jane Scaife to stage an Irish language version of a Samuel Beckett play at an outdoor location at the back of Inis Oirr is reflected in two nominations for ‘Laethanta Sona’ at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards next month. Sarah Jane used a month...

May 11, 2022May 11, 2022
Barddair an Cheoil

Barddair an Cheoil

A group of poets and musicians who are dedicated to collaborating, writing, and performing in the Irish and Welsh languages are coming together for what promises to be a special evening at Áras Éanna, Inis Oirr, on Saturday, May 7 (8pm). All of the performers are from western Wales and the West of Ireland and...

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

The story of a fierce feminist leader, seafarer, and mother from the West of Ireland will be brought to life in a special 50 minute stage production at Áras Éanna Ionad Ealaíne, Inis Oirr, on Wednesday night, May 4th (8pm). This family show, which is mostly ‘as Gaeilge’, tells the story of Gráinne Ní Mháille,...