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Kathleen’s currach is off to Cork for Culture Night

Kathleen’s currach is off to Cork for Culture Night

By Ciaran Tierney One of the wonderful hand-painted currachs which captivated visitors to Inis Oirr during Aras Eanna’s 21st birthday celebrations last year is on its way to Cork for a very special Culture Night celebration. Kathleen’s tribute to Harry Clarke’s image of St Gobnait was on display in the island’s church throughout the summer...

September 20, 2022September 20, 2022
A stunning location for outdoor shows

A stunning location for outdoor shows

By Ciaran Tierney 2021 was the year when Áras Éanna Ionad Ealaine began to look at the beautiful island of Inis Oirr as a perfect location for outdoor shows. For decades, artists have been coming to the smallest of the Aran Islands to take inspiration from its beautiful landscape, friendly people, stunning views, stone walls,...

January 7, 2022January 7, 2022
A year like no other for Áras Éanna

A year like no other for Áras Éanna

By Ciarán Tierney It was like Christmas morning here on Inis Oirr in July when 21 currachs, from Donegal to Kerry, were unwrapped and unveiled to reveal the spectacular pieces of art which formed the centrepiece of the 21st birthday celebrations for Áras Éanna Ionad Ealáine this year. What an amazing exhibition, with the concept...

December 23, 2021December 26, 2021
New poster celebrates the Curacha

New poster celebrates the Curacha

A superb new colour poster has gone on sale to celebrate the ‘Curacha’ exhibition which marked the 21st birthday of Aras Eanna this summer. Designed by Caomhan O Scolaí and Dara McGee, the poster features colour photos of all 21 currachs by Inis Oirr resident Cormac Coyne. The posters are now on sale both on...

September 24, 2021September 24, 2021
The currachs have moved to Galway

The currachs have moved to Galway

The exhibition of 21 decorated currachs which captured the imagination of visitors to Inis Oirr all summer has journeyed to the NUI Galway campus to officially launch a new partnership between Áras Éanna arts centre and the University. A total of 20 of the currachs will remain on display in the Quadrangle at NUI Galway...

September 21, 2021September 21, 2021
The ‘Curacha’ are coming!

The ‘Curacha’ are coming!

The exhibition of 21 decorated currachs which has captured the imagination of visitors to Inis Oirr and locals over the past two months is set to go on display on the NUI Galway campus from this Friday, September 17. ‘Curacha’, featuring 21 artists to celebrate the 21st birthday of Áras Éanna, includes works by acclaimed...

September 15, 2021September 15, 2021
A stunning range of styles

A stunning range of styles

An asylum-seeker from Pakistan, a hugely talented young visual artist from Co Armagh, and a print-maker based in Co Kerry are just three of the artists whose amazing works have brightened up Inis Oirr this summer. Sadly, the ‘Curacha’ exhibition which celebrates 21 years of Aras Eanna as an arts centre comes to an end...

September 8, 2021September 8, 2021
A happy day at Áras Éanna

A happy day at Áras Éanna

It was an honour for Aras Eanna Ionad Ealaíne to welcome the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, his wife Sabina, and daughter Alice Mary to spend the day with us on Inis Oirr yesterday. They visited Aras Eanna to check out some of the 21 currachs in the ‘Curacha’ exhibition which celebrates our 21st...

September 1, 2021September 1, 2021
Meet the ‘Curacha’ artists

Meet the ‘Curacha’ artists

Their works have transformed our island. From now until September 12, you can follow the trail around Inis Oirr and discover the amazing works by 21 Irish artists for the ‘Curacha’ exhibition which celebrates 21 years of Áras Éanna. Seven of the pieces, including a stunning sculpture by John Behan, are inside the theatre at...

July 29, 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