Earagail Arts: The Global Village Gathering

EAF Global Gathering

EARAGAIL Arts Festival is delighted to present the Global Village Gathering, a feast of food, music, comedy, theatre and crafts.

Capturing the essence of summer and suitable for all ages, the Global Village Gathering is free entry for all the family and takes place on Sunday, 20th July from 12pm – 6pm in Letterkenny Town Park. This wonderful day out is an experience the whole family will never forget.

With face painting, swing boats and a carnival atmosphere, The Global Village Gathering is a must-attend event and includes an amazing live sound track by Gay McIntyre and The Jazz Ultimatum.


Ease into the day with Tai Chi on the lawn, while kids are entertained with vintage games by ‘Ladder 13’ or a creative workshop with ‘Inside Art’, building cardboard masterpieces and decorative sun catchers.

Take in a show in the festival marquee, including ‘The Irish National Clown Orchestra’, part musical concert, part hilarious clown catastrophe.

Strolling through the craft fair and lawns you’ll meet Potato Paddy, a modern day Houdini who comically twists and turns his way out of near impossible situations and Mr Majestic, who’ll be there waving his wand on the day.

Earagail Arts Festival has a jam-packed, fun-filled festival programme this summer. Now in its 26th year, the festival is a two week celebration of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus and carnival.

Taking place from Saturday, 12th – 26th July, Earagail Arts Festival is one of the flagship Donegal events along the Wild Atlantic Way. 

This year’s festival has something for everyone, from family and outdoor events to theatre, comedy, art, workshops and music from all corners of the world.

Other highlights of this year’s festival programme include ‘I Do’, ‘Fiesta’, ‘Melting Pod Finale’ ‘The Drive-In’ and ‘Imaginarium’. For full details on the Earagail Arts programme visit


Earagail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.

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