Earagail Arts Festival Programme is launched

The annual festival’s family events have been a huge success over the years and once again organisers have lined up a feast of entertainment for the whole family.

Paul Brown, festival director, said: “There is so much lined up for the whole family and many of these events are free for everyone to enjoy, so why travel abroad during the summer when you have so much entertainment available on your doorstop, much of it free.”

It all kicks up with The Earagail Arts Festival Carnival Parade on the opening day, July 9, where families will be able to enjoy an exotic blend of leopard and zebra dancers, lions and tigers, stilt walkers and a whole lot of monkey business on Letterkenny’s Main Street.


An exciting new addition to the festival line-up this year is the very first Glebe Gathering at the Glebe House Gallery & Gardens in Churchill, Letterkenny.

Paul Brown, director of the Earagail Arts Festival with performer Emily Aoibhinn, aka 'Blackbird' at the launch of this year's programme which takes place between the 9th and 24th of July. Picture: Declan Doherty

Once again the festival has decided to put on as many free events as possible and also offer very lucrative prices and there are lots of offers to avail of which are all listed on the festival website.
This is your opportunity to support the Earagail Arts Festival. by joining them as a Friend and experiencing the best festival ever.
Benefits include free tickets, discounts to events, promotions and much more packages.

Performer Emily Aoibheann aka 'Blackbird' with the 'In Your Space' jesters at the launch of the Earagail Arts Festival programme in Letterkenny, at the weekend. The event takes place from the 9th to 24th of July. Picture: Declan Doherty

One of the musical highlights of this year’s festival will be An Evening of T With The Maggies and Moya Brennan, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Triona and Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill will be joined by some very special guests at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny on July 23.

Moya said: “We wanted to invite some friends to the Earagail Arts Festival for our concert. Joining us on the night will be Cape Breton singer Mary Jane Lammond, a close friend of Maighread and Tríona’s whom we last met when we in Nova Scotia last year performing.”

The Earagail Arts Festival is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Donegal County Council and presented in Association with Fáilte Ireland.


For more information or full event listings go to the Earagail Arts Festival website where you can also book tickets or by calling Tel 07491 20777

See tomorrow’s Donegal News on Monday for more


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