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Mórléiriú Bhliain na Gaeilge 2018
Curtha i láthair ag
Ealaín na Gaeltachta
Friday 28 September 2018

Aisling? is a cultural extravaganza of newly commissioned music, song, dance and literature from Ireland’s finest Traditional and Contemporary Artists including Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh from Altan, Johnny Óg Connolly from Conemara and Seán Ó Flaithearta from the Aran Islands.


Tickets priced from €23.50 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy on sale NOW via, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.

The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatregoers, actors, performers & producers.

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

Funded by the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge and Creative Ireland, this major new music and literature production embarks on a national tour this Autumn as the highlight event of Bhliain na Gaeilge 2018. This tour begins in Galway’s Town Hall Theatre on Friday 31 August 2018 before transferring to Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and from there to Waterford, Belfast, Derry and Ráth Chairn in Co Meath.

This major new production features :
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Singer/Fiddle,
Seán Ó Flaithearta, Visual Artist/Designer,
Pól Ó Ceannabháin, Singer/Percussion,
Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich, Melodeon/Singer,
Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Fiddle/Performer,
Johnny Óg Connolly, Melodeon/Composer,
Sorcha Ní Chéide Actor/ Dancer,
Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, Piper/Flautist/Bouzouki,
Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Writer/Performer,
Róisín Seoighe, Singer/Dancer,
Eoin Mac Donncha, Contemporary Dancer &
Eoghan Geoghegan, Actor.

Presented by Ealaín na Gaeltachta and produced and directed by Darach Mac Con Iomaire, Aisling? showcases the best of Gaeltacht artists – musicians, poets, writers, visual artists and composers - to celebrate and reflect on the story of the Gaeltacht over the last 100 years and how pivotal these regions were in shaping the vision of those who stood against imperial rule in 1916.

Aisling? brings audiences on a powerful and evocative journey, tracing through music, poetry and contemporary dance, how our Gaeltacht regions inspired the leaders of the Rising in 1916; their cultural and economic demise as the new state abandoned rural Ireland through the doldrums of the 40’s and 50’s; the emergence of the Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement in 1969, and then to the present day where much of what was demanded then has been achieved, but the question now is – is this enough, and where do we go from here...

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this unique collaboration of Ireland’s finest Traditional and Contemporary Artists.

Doors open 7pm. Approximate stage times will be posted here once we receive them from production.
Turas machnamhach ealaíne
Ag samhlú scéal na Gaeltachta
Trí cheol, damhsa agus filíocht
Curtha i láthair ag mór-ealaíontóirí na Gaeltachta

A reflective artistic journey
Imagining the story of the Gaeltacht
Through music, dance and poetry
Presented by major Gaeltacht artists


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