The west of Ireland’s largest architecture festival is celebrating its return this year with the theme ‘Re-Mapping’ as a focal point.
From Friday, September 29th to Sunday, October 8th, 2023, ‘Architecture at the Edge Festival’ returns with a critical and climate-friendly festival program that will embrace a wide range of tours, exhibitions, talks, demonstrations, and more.
Three North Mayo towns to feature prominently in festival
Belmullet, Ballycastle and Ballina will all feature prominently when the West of Ireland’s largest architecture festival begins next week. In Mayo, eleven works from the Ballinglen Collections will feature at The Ballinglen Museum of Art in Ballycastle. Reimagine Belmullet, an initiative of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s nationwide Reimagine placemaking programme will illustrate the planned origin of the 19th century market town.
Recipient of a New European Bauhaus Award, the Ripple Paradise Garden Tour is presented with the Greenhills community. Nature-based solutions will be explored at the Moy Catchment Area Geodesign Project and the GreenRoofCraft Workshop, supported by HeritACT.
Architecture at the Edge Festival – Mayo based events
- Reimagine Belmullet – 29 Sep 2023 – 1 Oct 2023
- Without Boundaries Reprise (Ballinglen Museum of Art, Ballycastle) – 29 Sep – 8 Oct 2023
- Fragments of Change at Enniscoe House – 3 Oct 2023
- Restoration Tour of Westport House – 4 Oct 2023
- GreenRoofCraft Workshop: Designing nature-based solutions in Minecraft (Ballina)- 6 Oct 2023
- The Moy Catchment Area Geodesign Project (Mary Robinson Centre) – 6 Oct 2023
- Blacksod Architecture Tour (Blacksod Lighthouse)- 7 Oct 2023
- Ripple Paradise Garden Tour – (Greenhills Estate, Ballina) – 8 Oct 2023
- Ballyglass Lighthouse Keepers Cottage – 8 Oct 2023
This year, the festival will be hosted at the Printworks Gallery in Galway where a range of works will be showcased for the duration of the event. This is the first time the festival will have a dedicated space for architecture. It will feature work from over a dozen individual artists/ architectural practices such as Valerie Mulvin,(McCullough Mulvin Architects), BothAnd Group, Aidan Conway, (MarMar architects) and Peter Carroll, (A2 Architects).
In total, the festival will extend over 10 days. It will have more than 50 events revolving around the social, cultural and climatic contexts that characterise Mayo and Galway, and its built environment.
Co-created with the communities of the West of Ireland, the AATE Festival is an opportunity to be part of the region’s largest showcase of architecture. It helps define how locals would like their built environment to be represented, discussed, and shaped.
Find out more
Further information on the events and tickets can be found at www.architectureattheedge.com. In addition to this most of the events are free of charge.