About the Festival

16 days of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard in 2022.

9th – 24th July 2022

Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary summer festival which traditionally takes place each July throughout County Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way on the north-west coast of Ireland.

Earagail Arts Festival brings inspiring performers to this captivating European frontier, showcases artists native to the area and provides opportunities for cultural exchange, in venues from purpose built theatres and galleries, to village halls, forests and beaches, creating a unique cultural experience in the most unlikely of magical places.

Our diverse programme reaches out across the county, so wherever you are staying when you visit it us in person in 2022 you will be able to enjoy a feast of entertainment located in the heart of one of Ireland’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty, the hidden gem in the Irish crown.

Our Staff

CEO / Artistic Director: Paul Brown
Office Manager: Edel Corcoran
Marketing & PR Manager: Seán Feeny
Creative Associate Public Engagement: Valerie Bryce
Creative Associate/Artist Liaison: Sharon MacMenamin
Production Manager: Conor Mullan

A huge thank you to all the partner organisations, venues and their staff, videographers,  production & Covid crews.

And to all our volunteers …. you are sadly missed….we will see you again…for the great chorus!


Organisational Structure and Board of Directors


We need YOU to help make our Festival happen!

Volunteers play a key role in the success of the festival while working as part of a large artistic team. Roles can include ushering, box office, technical support, administration, documentation and research across a range of discipline from Visual Art, Music, Theatre, Outdoor & Children’s events, Comedy, Dance and Spoken Word.

Our volunteers are the heart and soul of the festival and are invaluable to its success each year. So join the team and be a part of something creative and exciting that you will remember for years to come.

To find out more about how you can get involved, email volunteers@eaf.ie and visit the Volunteers Facebook page for updates on information days.



Winner of Customer Service Excellence Ireland Recognition 2013 Customer Service Ireland Awards

Winner of Outstanding Contribution to the Local Economy Award 2010 Enterprising Donegal Business Awards

Winner of Carlton Best Programme Award 2009 Association of Irish Festivals & Events