From the heart of Africa to Letterkenny

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Following a hugely successful opening weekend which saw Earagail Arts Festival hold events on three offshore islands simultaneously, and more, we go into our first full week with events in various parts of the county.

On Tuesday night, 12th July, Suonno DAjere invite you to a night of Neapolitan song and tradition at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.

Theatre enthusiasts can get to see the thrilling, heart-wrenching and funny original play REVVED, written and performed by Glenswilly actor Patrick Quinn, in Ramelton Town Hall on Thursday 14th July.

Earagail Arts Festival is very conscious of the impact of higher costs of living on families in these current difficult times. Taking this into consideration, the festival has undertaken to offer all 4pm circus shows at Oakfield Park, Raphoe on Thursday 14th, Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July as now a Pay What You Want / Donation to the Artists and Festival, if you can do so.

Oakfield Park will have extended opening hours, with great park attractions, food specials in the on-site Buffers Restaurant and trains running. Normal gate fees apply and the festival shows are payable through the bucket collection – For information on park entry fees visit

One of the world music highlights of this year’s festival line-up will be the appearance of the Fulu Miziki Kollektiv at the RCC on Friday, 15th July. Describing themselves as an eco-friendly Afro-futuristic punk assemble collective from Kinshasa, Congo, this orchestra features instruments made from objects found in the trash.

Meanwhile, in Ballybofey, legendary irish singer Iarla Ó Lionaird will be joined by renowned musician Ryan Molloy in the Balor Arts Centre on Friday, 15th July.

Kinnegar Brewing invites you to its K2 Brewery in Letterkenny for the first time on Saturday 16th July from 1 to 6pm for a Day at Kinnegar, featuring Tanya McCole, String Ninjas and La Pompe.

On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July, An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny plays hosts to three very special concerts which will be filmed by Aniar TV to be screened by national Irish language broadcaster, TG4, at a later date.

On Saturday night, 16th, trad powerhouse Goitse, Donegal’s own The Henry Girls, and the Donegal female fiddle supergroup, The SíFiddlers, take to the An Grianán stage at the earlier time of 7pm.

On Sunday afternoon, 17th at 2pm, the festival invites you to an intimate concert featuring one of Irelands greatest folk duo Ye Vagabonds.

Later that evening again at the earlier time of 7pm, the weekend will close with another incredible line-up at the theatre featuring Diane Cannon with Theresa Kavanagh and Manus Lunny, local heroes Clann Mhic Ruairí and Armagh native Ríoghnach Connolly with her Manchester band, Honeyfeet.

There will also be night-time shows at Oakfield Park, with Bang On, Swarm and Poilina Shapkina performing in a show on both Saturday and Sunday night at 7pm

Earagail Arts Festival, supported by Donegal County Council, Arts Council Ireland & Wild Atlantic Way, continues until Sunday 24th July. For more information, visit our 2022 Events section.

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