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Tuesday 18th January @ 8.00pm Fish Story (Fisshu sutôrî) Japan  2009  112mins  Japanese with English subtitles

A badly translated Japanese novel; a song by an obscure proto-punk band; a young girl who meets a would-be superhero in action-packed circumstances; a chance meeting at a bar; a giant meteorite heading towards earth…

Director Yoshihiro Nakamura draws together these seemingly disparate and unconnected stories that straddle time and genre in this hugely imaginative and quirky movie based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka. Fresh and inventive, the joy of this film is as much in the telling as the conclusion (and don’t worry, we won’t spoil it for you!). A unique film experience.

Adm: €5

“Captivating… weaves together separate storylines with a quirky touch.” - Philip French, The Observer

“Madcap charm…a multi-stranded, time-juggling, space-hopping, genre-straddling apocalypse curio.” - Catherine Shoard, The Guardian

“A wonderfully entertaining and affecting patchwork of ideas, incidents, contrivance and coincidence.” - Tom Huddleston, Time Out

Tuesday 1st February @ 8.00pm, Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, France  2009  132mins  French & Russian with English subtitles

In 1920, fashion designer Coco Chanel befriended composer Igor Stravinsky, offering the penniless musician and his family refuge in her country mansion. Director Jan Kounen takes the rumoured affair that may have ensued between avant garde composer and fashion revolutionary, and delivers a beautifully judged story about the mutual attraction between two iconoclastic giants, finely balanced as it is by the loyalty and love Stravinsky feels for his wife and family. Adm: €5

“Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky embraces the brilliance of these two rebels, dissecting the intimacies of their personal lives with an empathy that leaves the viewer reaching for superlatives.” - Toronto International Film Festival 2009

“Intelligent and chic.” - Cath Clarke, Time Out

“A sumptuous re-creation of '20s France and the mad affair between two of the century's most iconic figures.” - Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter

“Exquisitely designed, lushly photographed, beautifully acted… absolutely mesmerizing.” - Rex Reed, New York Observer



Cineclub na nÓg is a junior film club, returns for children aged 5 to 12, which aims to foster a sense of film appreciation among children in an educational and fun way! They will enjoy the film in the state-of-the-art auditorium and, afterwards, the children will talk about the film with the facilitators – chat about what happened, discuss their favourite characters and their least favourite personalities, draw pictures based on the film etc. This fully supervised, bilingual club is a great way to encourage the children to express themselves as Gaeilge and as Bearla outside of school, in a fun, informal environment. Depending on the success of Cineclub na nÓg (which may run twice a month), Áras Inis Gluaire would like to establish an Irish language Club Óige, to cover all aspects of speaking and learning Irish in a fun way. The first Cineclub na nÓg gathering will take place on Saturday, January 15, at 1.00 p.m. Children must be picked up at 3.30 p.m. sharp. Admission is €10 per child. Family discount of 15% applies. It is important to please register your child with us before Thursday, January 13. Email Rosemarie at or call 097 81079.

Selected Programmes:

excel 2016

Mayo County Council's Youth Arts Programme  2016


Bealtaine 2016

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2016

Bealtaine 2016 cover 


John F. Deane

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

John F. Deane Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015


Culture Night 2016

Countywide programme of cultural events – 16th September

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Culture Night 2016

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