Galway 2020 in association with NUI Galway presents


DATE Throughout the year
LOCATION Galway City and County

Aistriú sheds new light on some of the best-known Irish language writers.

Aistriú will translate the writings of Ó Cadhain, Sayers, Ó Direáin, Ní Domhnaill and others on the theme of migration into a range of different languages, making the texts available to new readers across Europe. Galway 2020 has commissioned two original works that will engage creatively with the texts and present their themes to the public in inspiring ways: ‘Slán’ by theatre-maker James Riordan of Brú Theatre with Dr Mairéad Ní Chróinín, and ‘Leide Beag’ by music composer Ian Wilson.



Aistriú translations

As part of the Aistriú project, texts by eleven Irish language writers on the theme of migration are being translated into multiple languages, making this rich literature available to new readers across Europe and the world. This growing collection of translations is shared on the Aistriú website.

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