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.