About the Festival

16 days of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard in 2024.

13th – 28th July 2024

Earagail Arts Festival is a bilingual (Irish and English language), multidisciplinary summer festival which 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 2024 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.

Festival Staff / Foireann an Féile

CEO & Artistic Director: Paul Brown
Office Manager: Edel Corcoran
Marketing, PR & Development Manager: Seán Feeny
Production Manager: Seamus Coyle
Volunteer & Outreach Co-ordinator: Kathleen Bonner
Marketing & Box Office Assistant: Kevin Murray
Box Office Assistants: Fergal Lonergan & Ailis Cross-Gorman
Artist Liaison: Marion Paugam
Creative Associate & Public Engagement Officer: Valerie Bryce
Community Engagement & Outreach Officer: Sharon McMenamin
Curators: Clodagh McIvor, Mass Rock & Annemarie Ní Churreáin  
Visual Arts Co-ordinators: Adrian Kelly, Úna Campbell, Jeremy Howard, Rebecca Strain, Judith McCarthy
Brochure Print: GPS Colour Graphics
Brochure & Web Design: Manna Design
Translation: Éamonn Ó Dónaill
Illustration: Dermot Flynn
Animation: Paul King


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. 

Suitable for ages 16+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by a guardian at all times while volunteering).



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