Earagail Arts Festival 12-26 July 2014
The Earagail Arts Festival is an annual bi-lingual, multi-disciplinary arts festival and tourist attraction regarded by many as the “iconic” festival of the North West. For two weeks in July Donegal becomes a cultural hotspot with this wonderful celebration of contemporary and traditional arts which takes place at venues throughout the county.
Download 2014 EAF Programme
Over the last 20 years the Earagail Arts Festival has become one of the most important summer festivals in Ireland. ‘The hills will be alive with the sights and sounds of music, drama and art’ (RTE Guide) . Year on year the Festival achieves feats which other festivals wouldn’t even dream of attempting.
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Earagail Arts Festival Gallery
The Arts Festival continues its great tradition of providing Donegal audiences with brilliant outdoor events in spectacular locations around the county that are suitable for all ages. The Festival now attracts over 25,000 people from Ireland and abroad, as its reputation as one of Ireland’s finest cultural events continues to grow. Last year the festival generated approximately €2m for the local economy – a huge boost to tourism throughout the Northwest.
The Earagail Arts Festival provides a unique and magical blend of over 80 events and installations. These take place at numerous venues across Donegal – venues that range from An Grianan Theatre to Magheroary Beach and from Ards Forest Park to Letterkenny’s main street. During the festival, events are held in towns and villages from Inishowen to Dungloe and from Killybegs to Falcarragh. In this way it reflects the unique character and demographic of the county. The festival also provides an opportunity for the community to engage in the arts through skills development outreach projects. It is also a key platform for the development of Donegal artists and those pursuing a career in arts and crafts.
Each year the Earagail Arts Festival programme is a wonderful mix of music, theatre, outdoor family shows, children’s events, exhibitions and films. The festival strives to present innovative and exciting work from the best of established international, national and local artists.
Highlights of the 2008 Festival
From movie screenings in forests and castles to innovative theatre, street arts and circus in gardens, parks and state of the art venues, Earagail Arts 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.
Self Catering Accommodation in Donegal for EAF 2014