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Architecture at the Edge Festival Returns

Date: 20-09-2023

The west of Ireland's largest architecture festival is celebrating its return 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.

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 of Belmullet.

Recipient of a New European Bauhaus Award, the Ripple Paradise Garden Tour is presented with the Greenhills community and nature-based solutions will be explored at the Moy Catchment Area Geodesign Project and the GreenRoofCraft Workshop, supported by HeritACT.

This year, the festival is set to have the perfect host for its showcase exhibitions, with a range of works to be displayed at the Printworks Gallery, Galway for the duration of the event. The RIAI President, Charlotte Sheridan will formally open the Festival.

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), Peter Carroll, (A2 Architects).

In total, the festival will extend over 10 days with over +50 events that revolve around the social, cultural and climatic contexts that characterise Mayo and Galway, and its built environment. We explore spaces for re-mapping, with an increased focus on the relationship between built form and the landscape.

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 and helps define how we would like our built environment to be represented, discussed, and shaped.

See the full descriptions of events for the entire festival in the festival program at

Tickets for the festival's events can be ordered online via Eventbrite. Most events are FREE. Find ticket information for each event on our website

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