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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
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
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
Reviving the ‘hedge schools’ at Áras Éanna

Reviving the ‘hedge schools’ at Áras Éanna

The tradition of the “hedge school” is being revived on Inis Oirr this weekend when Aras Eanna hosts a three day political festival which is focused on the climate breakdown and alternatives to capitalism. Speakers at the event, which is completely sold out, include former MEP Bernadette McAliskey and former UK Labour Party leader Jeremy...

September 5, 2022September 6, 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
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
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