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Home from Home – Return to Clew Bay

We returned to Mulranny this year as if it was our home. It feels like that now and we always receive a great welcome from our spiritual parents and brothers and sisters in the small, unique community on the edge of Clew Bay. This year the weather was beautiful. The sun shone for the whole… Read More


Traveling the Wicklow Way – Aisling 2002

Wicklow is a surprising county. It is only a few miles from Tallaght which is now the largest conurbation area in Ireland after Dublin, bigger than Cork, Limerick or anywhere else. This has all happened in the last 20 years or so. Yet Wicklow has some of the most beautiful unspoilt scenery in Ireland: the… Read More

A Wexford Epiphany – Aisling 2001

From the outside, Stamps bar on the square in Enniscorthy hasn’t changed one bit in 35 years, which was the last time Alan was here. The interior is also unchanged in all those years. We sat up at the bar on high stools and Alan ordered a pint for himself and a glass of lemonade… Read More

SafeStart Video

This SafeStart video covers many of the issues the Aisling Return to Ireland Project also has to contend with – the severe disadvantage of many elderly Irish migrants in Britain.

Aisling Video Huge Success on YouTube.com

Thanks to the very wonderful Wylie O’Hagan art collective, the Aisling project has received HUGE exposure [and much positive feedback] on YouTube.com. More than 39,000 views!

20th Anniversary Aisling Comedy Gig at the Union Chapel , Islington, Sunday May 25th

HOORAY! Aisling is proud to present its TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY comedy spectacular on Sunday May 25th. Featuring a truly startling line-up of comic talent, including Aisling patron Ardal O’Hanlon, Dara O’Briain, Ed Bryne and many, many more, the night is sure to be an absolute blast. Full details, including the killer line up, can be found… Read More


Season’s Greetings from Aisling

Wishing all friends of Aisling a very happy Christmas and New Year. Next year is our 20th and we wil be celebratring throughout the year So keep an eye on our Website www.aisling.org.uk Facebook etc. From, Alex McDonnell and everyone at Aisling

New book project from Deirde O’Callaghan

Long time supporter of Aisling, Deirde O’Callaghan, who supplied many of the photographs on this website, has a new project – THE DRUM THING – which is a fascinating look at the world of some of world’s greatest drummers – great candid photographs as well as insightful interviews. More info on Kickstarter