Earagail Arts: The Third Place – An exhibition of contemporary art from around the county

'Horn Head from Ballyconnell' by Ian Gordon.

‘Horn Head from Ballyconnell’ by Ian Gordon.

OVER 50 artists are participating in an exhibition spread over three Letterkenny venues as part of this year’s Earagail Arts Festival.

Following on from last year’s very successful ‘Fresh Cuts’ group exhibition at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Seamus Quinn from Artworks Picture Framing has this year curated a further and more expanded overview of Donegal’s rich and varied fine art community.


A large collection of works in all styles and media fill the foyer and upstairs Gallery of An Grianán, as well as across the street in the shop space of Artworks Framing.

There will also be a series of site specific works created for the unique décor of The Cottage Bar on the Main Street, Letterkenny.

Third Place curator, Seamus Quinn, pictured at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny.

Third Place curator, Seamus Quinn, pictured at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny.

The title of the show refers to the sociological idea that communities thrive when they are offered places beyond home and work in which to gather and communicate. Third places such as theatres, art spaces and indeed public houses.

The Third Place will remain on show at all three venues throughout this years Earagail Arts Festival, until July 26. Many thanks to all the staff at An Grianán Theatre, the Regional Cultural Centre, Earagail Arts Festival offices and The Cottage Bar.

The exhibition opens today (Friday), July 11, at An Grianán Theatre and Artworks at 7pm and afterwards at The Cottage Bar at 9pm. All are very welcome to attend.

'Wanted Men' by Selena Mowat.

‘Wanted Men’ by Selena Mowat.


Earagail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council. All tickets can be booked at An Grianan Theatre on 00353 74 9120777 or online at 

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