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Magic in the air at Áras Éanna

Magic in the air at Áras Éanna

There is magic in the air at our theatre this week as three theatre companies featuring artists with intellectual disabilities have come together to produce a performance based on the visit of a famous French actor and writer to the Aran Islands in the 1930s. Under the creative direction of Zone Poeme (from Lille, France)...

October 6, 2021October 7, 2021
The place is buzzing this week

The place is buzzing this week

With three shows, four theatre companies, some of Ireland’s top cartoonists, and three artists in residence around the place, it really feels that Aras Eanna is buzzing this week! Opening tomorrow at 5.30pm, we are delighted to welcome the Galway Cartoon Festival to Aras Eanna and Inis Oirr for the second year. They had such...

October 4, 2021October 4, 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
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
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
Carrying the songs back to Aran

Carrying the songs back to Aran

A story which began on the Aran Islands in March of last year and made its way to Turkey via more than 400 people and 50 languages is the subject of a fascinating exhibition which opens at Áras Éanna next Tuesday. The story which began with a young storyteller Liam O Falthearta on Inis Mór...

August 4, 2021August 19, 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
Sarah Jane brings Beckett to Inis Oirr

Sarah Jane brings Beckett to Inis Oirr

Bringing the works of Samuel Beckett from the sprawl of urban Dublin to the peace and tranquillity of Inis Oirr is currently inspiring theatre director and producer Sarah Jane Scaife during a month-long residency at Aras Eanna. Sarah Jane has been a frequent visitor to both Inis Oirr and the arts centre for many years...

June 10, 2021August 20, 2021
THREE EXHIBITIONS AND A BIG GIG!

THREE EXHIBITIONS AND A BIG GIG!

As the country opens up again, Aras Eanna Ionad Ealaine is delighted to announce that we will be celebrating our 21st birthday next month with three art exhibitions and a big gig! The story of how a disused weaving factory was turned into the most westerly arts centre in all of Europe is definitely worth...

June 8, 2021June 8, 2021
A MAGIC CHIMNEY ON THE ISLAND

A MAGIC CHIMNEY ON THE ISLAND

  There was great excitement in Inis Oirr this week when the biggest parcel in history arrived to the island. Santa Claus was unable to visit the Halla Mor in person this year because of social distancing, but he met up with the children of the island beside a new chimney which nobody had seen...

December 17, 2020December 17, 2020