The Earagail Arts Festival would like to invite you to come and experience a wealth of unforgettable events in the spectacular surroundings of County Donegal. Over the last 25 years we have brought to this magical county some of the greatest internationally recognised artists and companies in music, theatre, visual arts, literature and outdoor spectacle. From movie screenings in forests and castles to innovative theatre, street arts and circus in gardens, parks and state of the art venues, our unique programme reaches out across County Donegal, so wherever you’re staying you’ll be able to enjoy a feast of entertainment located in the heart of one of Ireland’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty.

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Exciting News to be Released Soon…

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

So with EAF 2014 wrapped up, we are eager to spill the beans on what’s coming next in 2015. With still to be announced events happening before the New Year, you will not have to wait long before attending a festival event, but for those of you looking to plan your July visit to Donegal then we have some exciting news about our opening weekend 10th – 12th July 2015.

Now we’re not going to give it away that easily. You will have to hold onto your horses for a little while longer, but I can tell you that the words “Folk” and “Roots” will feature very prominently.

Oooh, it’s too exciting for words. Stay tuned. #EAF



Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival Opens 26th September – 5th October 2014

The 14th annual Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival runs in a host of towns, villages and rural communities throughout South and South West Donegal, from Friday September 26th to Sunday October 5th.  The Festival programme includes touring theatre, traditional music and dance, literary events, visual arts, arts in schools, a carnival parade as well as classical and contemporary music performances.

Some of this year’s highlights include, Carnival Weekend in Ballyshannon, An Grianán Theatre’s brand new production of Patrick McCabe’s ‘Frank Pig Says Hello’, LittleJohn Nee’s Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra and Donegal Fiddlers Gathering, to name but a few.

The official Festival Opening will take place at The Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon on Saturday night, September 27th from 7.30pm and will include the launch of a new solo Exhibition by award-winning East Donegal artist Ann Quinn and a performance by the Donegal Youth Choir, fresh from their appearance at the recent Electric Picnic Festival and with a repertoire of songs to match.

The FREE Festival Programme will be widely available throughout the South and South West of the county from this weekend. It will contain full details of all Festival events, workshops and the Festival’s very popular, schools programme.  Look out for it in local shops, libraries, hotels, restaurants, tourist information points and at all participating venues.

For Information, Please Contact Donegal County Council Arts Service

T: 00353 (0)74 9121968  E:


The festival is presented by Donegal County Council and supported by The Arts Council.

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Culture Night 2014

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Letterkenny & the Donegal Gaeltacht, County Donegal 

Friday  September 19th from 6.00pm to 11.00pm

Culture night returns to Letterkenny for the sixth year running with FREE OF CHARGE, family friendly events in a host of easily accessible venues and locations throughout the town. In addition the Gaeltacht regions are also participating in this extraordinary night of cultural festivities taking part across the country on Friday 19th September.

For information about culture night in Ireland, you can visit, /


Download a Letterkenny Programme here:


For Information on events in the Gaeltacht contact:

Fón/phone: 074 9560862

Suíomh Idirlín/ Website

Culture Night is brought to you by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with Donegal County Council ( Cultural Services ).

Is í an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta a dhéanann comhordú ar an Oíche Chultúir, i gcomhpháirt le Comhairle Chontae Dhún na nGall ( Seirbhísí Cultúrtha ).


Audience Survey Prizes

Great Prizes to be won….

Monday, August 11th, 2014

What a fantastic summer we have had. With great weather and great attendance including more sell out shows than we’ve ever had, we feel over the moon and thrilled with the response to Earagail Arts Festival 2014.

As always this is largely due to the constant support of you, our friends and supporters, visitors and sponsors. Supporting the arts in Donegal is our passion and bringing quality local and international artists and events to all corners of the county is an important part of our annual programming.

We sincerely hope that you enjoyed the festival as much as we did and look forward to seeing you soon at more Earagail Arts Festival events to come.

Win Big

We would be grateful if you could help us by sharing your feedback about EAF 2014 in our Audience Survey . It will take 2 minutes of your time and we have some amazing prizes up for grabs, thanks to Donegal Airport, Danny Minnies of Annagry and Rathmullan House.

Good luck!