Things to see or do
- Directions: Teach Synge is located on Inishmaan, one of the Aran Islands.
- Teach Synge - Synge's Cottage: Synge's play, "Riders to the Sea", was influenced by these trips to Inishmaan.
- Opening Months:: June-September incl. (Times vary - check gate). October-May: By appointment.
- Admission Prices: €3 (for upkeep of cottage)
Teach SyngeAran Islands Galway - Ireland West
Teach Synge, a 300-year-old cottage on the beautiful island of Inishmaan (Aran Islands), has been restored in recent years to its former glory. It is now a museum to the life and work of the celebrated playwright, John Millington Synge (1871-1909). Among his many works are "Riders to the Sea" (1904), hailed by many to be the finest one-act tragedy of the 20th century, and his master drama "The Playboy of the Western World" (1907). J.M. Synge first visited the island house in 1898 and his hosts were Brid and Paidin MacDonnchadha (MacDonagh). Ms Theresa Ni Fhatharta, the great granddaughter of Synge's hosts, started a campaign to have the house restored. This project has been completed and it was restored as closely as possible to the way it was when Synge visited the MacDonagh family. It is now open in the summer months as the Synge Museum. Memorabilia includes photographs, drawings and letters. A converted stone outhouse now holds a small reference library of relevant publications by and about Synge, Yeats, Lady Gregory and others.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)99 73 036
Address: Ms Theresa Ní Fhatharta, Inishmaan (Inis Meáin), Aran Islands, Co Galway, Republic Of Ireland