Celebrating the Power of Architecture to Transform Lives
Architecture at the Edge (AATE) is a weekend celebration of exceptional architecture in the West of Ireland. Featuring a series of talks, tours, workshops and exhibitions, the festival invites people of all ages to explore the built environment of their city and county.
Showcasing some of the West of Ireland's most outstanding architectural features, this weekend-long festival offers an exciting opportunity to explore some of the hidden architectural gems of Galway and Mayo. Join a team of expert guides as they take you on a tour of homes, buildings and spaces that are typically off limits. Architecture at the Edge will encourage a lively debate on standards of urban design, planning and sustainability through public engagement in a variety of events.
A screening of artists’ films that explore embedded narrative atmospheres of architecture and the built environment.
Historian Fintan O’Gorman will guide a walk around the outside of the Ashford Castle building, including a guided tour of the estate gardens.
Refurbishment, completed in 2018, of two storey stone cottage from the 1700’s. Architect led tours by Niamh Chambers and Declan Crowley of Studio Anois.
Formerly known as “Moyveela”, this 1930’s period house overlooking Galway Bay has been enlarged with contemporary extensions, which create an architectural dynamic between old and new. Completed in 2017/18, architect Patrick McCabe will lead the tour.
Two of the six co-curators of Free Market, Orla Murphy And Jo Anne Butler, will give an informal talk about the exhibition currently representing Ireland at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice in 2018.
This 10th-century church is the oldest church in continuous use in Ireland and was built on a site of a monastery founded in the 6th century.
The design of this house begins with the vernacular Irish farmhouse typology, and while it adopts the simple volumes.