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This Incredible Arts Festival Is Where You Need To Be This Weekend

By katedemolder

July 12, 2017 at 6:01pm

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Earagail Arts Festival is in full swing across Donegal and the Wild Atlantic Way this very weekend.  

Now in its 29th year, the festival kicked off last week with a jam-packed programme of events. 

This weekend sees the third instalment of the Donegal International Folk & Roots Weekend which features the musical collaborations of West African and Persia with Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko, trad supergroup Dónal Lunny's Atlantic Arc Orchestra and The Irish Times Ticket Award winner Saint Sister, alongside a host of Donegal's own international players from Na Mooneys to Rosie Carney, Simon McCafferty, Eve Belle and Leila Lane.  

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The festival takes place every July, bringing high profile contemporary and traditional arts throughout County Donegal on the North West Atlantic seaboard of Ireland. 

It brings a wide range of art forms including theatre, music, visual arts events including, plays, children’s theatre, dance, puppetry, workshops in the arts and musical composition, creative writing, poetry and reading nights and film with a drive-in movie night. 

Additionally, while attending the festival there are many other spectacular outdoor locations and fun activities on offer including national parklands, award-winning beaches and scenic views across the county.

The perfect weekend break destination, don't you think?

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From movie screenings in forests and castles to innovative theatre, street arts and circus in gardens, parks and state of the art venues, Earagail's 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.

The festival runs until July 23, so you have this weekend and next weekend to get yourself up there and enjoy the best of what the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer. 

For more information on one of the coolest events in the Irish calendar - check out their Facebook page right here.

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