Join us for three days of creative energy, beautiful sounds and stimulating ideas

Arts and Minds- Alumni Arts and Culture experience
Maynooth University’s Arts and Minds Festival brings together music, film and literature in a celebration of the power of the arts.
Featuring Irish National Opera, Lenny Abrahamson, Zoë Conway, Louise Kennedy, Dónal Lunny, Victoria Kennefick, Louise O’Neill, Thomas McCarthy, Máirtín O’Connor and more.
Arts and Minds is Maynooth University’s new festival, welcoming the university and wider community, alumni, students and staff to join us on campus for live and in-person arts events.
Supported by: Supported by Kildare County Council and funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media’s Local Live Performance Programming Scheme, and Maynooth University.

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Arts and Minds Festival Programme - Campus Map

Thursday 5th May 2022
8pm Concert with Thomas McCarthy and Zodomo (featuring Zoë Conway, Dónal Lunny and Máirtín O'Connor), presented by Ola Majekodunmi
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Aula Maxima
Friday 6th May 2022
7pm Film screening of 'Adam & Paul' for alumni, students, staff and public, followed by panel discussion with the movie's director, Lenny Abrahamson
Free event (Ticketed via Eventbrite)
Iontas Building
Saturday 7th May 2022
9.30am An Fhéile Bheag, a series of Irish-language arts events - Free event (Ticketed via Eventbrite) Callan Hall, South Campus
11.30am - 12.20pm St Mary’s Brass Band, Maynooth - Free event South Campus
3 - 4pm "In conversation" with novelists Louise O’Neill & Louise Kennedy
Free event (Ticketed via Eventbrite)
Iontas Building, 1.37
4 - 5pm Festival in the VanFree event Outside Logic House
5 - 6pm Poetry reading and "in conversation" with poet Victoria Kennefick
Free event (Ticketed via Eventbrite)
Iontas Building, 1.37
8pm Irish National Opera in concert – with Gemma Ní Bhriain (mezzo- soprano), Sarah Shine (soprano), and Máire Carroll (pianist)
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Aula Maxima