art, Gaeltacht, watercolour

If you’re looking to get away from it all…

water colour sketch of lighthouse on Inis Oirr by Eoin Mac Lochlainn

Did you know that there is an arts centre on Inis Oirr, the smallest of the Aran Islands? I spent some time there this summer. A fantastic place. Bare limestone like the Burren landscape in Co.Clare but there’s something extra special about living on an island.

It’s a Gaeltacht island – the islanders speak Gaelic, the Irish language.

Bhí sé an-dheas a bheith i mo chónaí ansin ar feadh tamaillín. Bhí mé ann i mí Aibreáin. Bhí sé i gceist agam scríobh faoi seo ó shin ach bhuel, bhí rudaí eile ag tárlúint gan stop. Tá taispeántas agam ar Inis Oirr faoi láthair.

PS: the art centre is called Áras Éanna, it’s in a former weaving factory in the west of the island. www.araseanna.ie

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