Croithlí Distillery to host Earagail Arts Festival launch

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Earagail Arts Festival will officially launch its 2024 programme of events at Croithlí Distillery this weekend.

The official launch will be performed by Pearse Doherty TD and the public is invited to join the celebrations at the West Donegal venue which will include musical entertainment by The Friel Sisters & Friends.

Speaking ahead of the launch of the 37th annual programme, Paul Brown, CEO / Artistic Director, said: “We look forward to welcoming you to our 37th festival of world class performances from around the globe, across County Donegal – from the circus arts of Catalunya to the capoeira of Bahia, from the traditions of Tory to the stories of Arranmore, from the blues of Bamako to the blues of Ballybofey.

“With an extensive two weeks of events for everyone come join us on the next stage of the journey of Donegal’s premier summer festival.”

Catherine Nic Grianna, Manager of Croithlí Distillery, said they are thrilled to host the launch of this year’s Earagail Arts Festival.

She said: “As proud supporters of our local culture and heritage, we are delighted to be part of an event that celebrates the rich artistic traditions of our community. We look forward to welcoming you to all on the evening.”

The official launch of Earagail Arts Festival takes place at Croithlí Distillery, Killindarragh, Crolly, Co. Donegal, F92 XHH5, on Saturday 15th June, at 5pm. All Welcome!

2024 Programme

With a family-orientated, participatory and engaging programme from the Gaeltacht islands off the West Donegal coast to East Donegal and the Inishowen peninsula, Earagail Arts Festival has something for all ages and backgrounds.

The festival features an expanded programme of circus, street arts performances and camps as part of its annual Wild Atlantic Weekends, coming to Castlefinn for the first time and making a welcome return to Gaoth Dobhair, with three international circus acts for the price of 1 in both locations!

Earagail Arts Festival presents a stellar line-up of music, from international acts Bassekou Kouyate (Mali), Boubacar Traoré (Mali), Irish-based Kurdish/Syrian singer and Bouzouki player, Mohammad Syfkhan, Gazelleband led by Gazan oud player Reem Anbar and Irish-Mancunian music researcher Louis Brehony, Joy Dunlop (Scotland), renowned Irish artists such as Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin & Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh Trio, West Ocean String Quartet, The Henry Girls and more.

The festival line-up features a host of theatre, dance and spoken word events with highlights including The Journals Fleadh, Ireland’s first literary journal fleadh, Cosán Árainn Mhór – Siúlóid Filíochta agus Cheoil, an art and poetry walk on Arranmore Island followed by a free evening of spoken word and song, Oíche Airneáil Árainn Mhór, in Neily’s Bar, a free performance by contemporary Irish dance company Ériu/Na Mic Ua gCorra on Gola Island, the new play Boyfriends by Ultan Pringle and The Human Library® in Letterkenny.

As well as fantastic live events the festival also showcases an extensive visual arts programme, working with Glebe House & Gallery, Artlink Fort Dunree, Donegal County Museum, An Gailearaí and Regional Cultural Centre. The visual arts programme will showcase the work of both established and emerging artists from Ireland and beyond.

Earagail Arts Festival 2024 takes place from 13th – 28th July. Click here to view the full programme!

Earagail Arts Festival is kindly supported by Donegal County Council, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Wild Atlantic Way.

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