Earagail Arts Festival spends a week in the Gaeltacht

With the celebration of their 25th Anniversary, the Earagail Arts Festival is going West for an extended programme, running from 8th – 14th July. With the beautiful landscape of West Donegal giving the festival both its name and inspiration, this is an important and special stage for the team. Having already received overwhelming support from local businesses and the community, the festival fully expects that its visitors will come in their droves to experience the magic and spirit that West Donegal has to offer.

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The festival provides a wide artistic programme from outdoor family events, to theatre, comedy, music and workshops. Being in the Irish speaking Gaeltacht, events like Seacht Scéal and Spraoi are hugely anticipated. Featuring storytelling by the Multi-Award winning actor, Diarmuid de Faoite and the outstanding work of children’s theatre company Branar, both shows will delight and engages family audiences and all at a bargain price of just €5.

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For theatre lovers, the award winning and hilariously funny Where did it all go right?  Is a hearty lumpy mix of humour, honesty, careening and cavorting. Four outstanding performers will make you laugh and cringe as they dance their way into hearts, minds and underwear.  With performances in Dún Fionnachaidh, 11th July, Rann Na Feirste, 12th July and Doirí Beaga, 13th July for only €5, tickets won’t be available for long….

You couldn’t travel to West Donegal without experiencing the tradition of music. The flagship event, Abhail – The Homecoming , with local super stars Clannad and Altan, will gather locals, returning natives and tourist world wide to a unique evening in the spectacular and rural setting of Carrickfinn on 13th July. Illuminated with sculptures by ‘An Cosán Glas’ artists and supporting acts, The Henry Girls and Fidil, Abhaile will be an event remembered and talked about for years to come.

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The traditional music, plays and market fairs will create a theme and atmosphere for the West Donegal stage of the festival. Whether you are in Gweedore, Dunlewey, Tory Island or Gortahork, you will find an event to engage and entertain every type of audience.
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