Letterkenny, Rockhill House
North West Words, Donegal’s leading Spoken Word Series presents three very special Earagail Arts Festival events including a short story workshop and evening reading by Nuala Ní Chonchúir on the opening day of 10th July and an evening of poetry and storytelling with spoken word artist-in-residence Stephen James Smith in Cafe Davitt on 24th July.
Nuala Ní Chonchúir
A long-time mentor to creative writing students at Irish universities, currently at NUI Maynooth and also with Words Ireland, Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s work has been short-listed for Short Story of the Year at the 2017 Irish Book Awards, the Eason Book Club Novel of the Year 2015 and long-listed for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award.
Falcarragh, An tSean-Bheairic
8pm – FREE
The ever convivial Falcarragh Visitor Centre hosts a special festival programme of some of the finest traditional and contemporary music, spoken word and visual arts from Cloughaneely and further afield served up in an intimate, family-friendly, café setting.
Dé Céadaoin / Wednesday, 10 Iúil, 8pm— Saor in aisce / Free
Ballybofey, Balor Arts Centre
8pm – €10/€15/€40
A hilarious water charges inspired musical comedy written by Conor Malone and directed by Caroline Bell! Wicked King Enda has kidnapped Anna Livia the Water Maiden and all the water in the village well has dried up. It’s a race against time for our unlikely coalition of heroes – Robin B’Stard (Robin Hood’s illegitimate, slightly less well-known half brother), Will Scarletforya, Scarecrow Mick and Friar Tourettes, with some help from Turfcutter Ming and the ancient wizard Michael D.
Letterkenny, The Cottage Bar
9pm – FREE
With a reputation for delivering some of the best original music, spoken word and comedy the county has to offer, Mouthpiece Open Mic promises laughter, tears, surprises and a warm, supportive atmosphere. Artist Support Network (ASN) will host a special Earagail Arts Festival ‘Best Of’ edition of Mouthpiece in the intimate setting of The Cottage Bar featuring Jessica Harkin, Neptune M, Francis Rafferty, Kieran Devlin & Pearse Owens and Shauna McDaid.
Earagail Arts Festival is funded by Arts Council Ireland, Donegal County Council, Wild Atlantic Way and Fáilte Ireland