Video of 2011 Earagail Arts Festival Parade

Two weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus and carnival at Ireland’s only countywide arts festival. The Earagail Arts Festival would like to invite you to come and experience a wealth of unforgettable events in the spectacular surroundings of County Donegal on the North West seaboard of Ireland. Celebrating the 23rd annual programme the next Earagail Arts Festival will feature a fantastic array of premieres, new work, and unique collaborations by a host of local, national and international artists. From movie screenings in forests and castles to innovative theatre, street arts and circus in gardens, parks and state of the art venues, our 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.

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Address: Earagail Arts Festival, Unit B6, Enterprise Fund Business Centre, Ballyraine, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Donegal Shore Festival

This is a five day festival of country, traditional Irish music along with heritage trails, a ceili mor, a country concert, an Irish night and the highlight – the Belle of the Ball Dance. Daniel O’Donnell performs in concert and is present himself through-out the weekend. The Kincasslagh Festival attracts large numbers to our shores. Daniel O Donnell ‘s participation over the five day event ensures large crowds attending the festival with variety of different acts and outdoor activities.

Belcruit, Kincasslagh, Donegal

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Donegal Shore Festival takes place from Thursday, 1st September – 5th September. Various events throuhout the festival with main event featuring Daniel O’Donnell in Concert with special guest mary Duff Thursday – 1st September Daniel O’Donnell in Concert with special guest Mary Duff – doors open at 7:00pm commencing at 8:00pm Friday – 2nd September Sponsored Walk in aid of the Romanian Challenge – leaving St. Mary’s Hall at 11:30am Official openig of Festival by John Bosco O’Donnell at 1:00pm in Kincasslagh Village Radio Ulster Outside Broadcast hosted by Hugo Duncan 1:30 – 3:00pm with guest artiests, Daniel, Margo, Majella, Sean Cuelely and Lisa McHugh Bingo in St. Mary’s Hall at 8:30pm

Dancing in Festival Dome to Patrick Feeney & Band – doors open at 10:00pm, dancing at 11:00pm Saturday – 3rd September Golf Chartiy concert in the Dome with Daniel O’Donnell and John Staunton with guests, Roly Daniels, Majella, Michael English, Sean O’Farrell and others. Doors open at 11:00am commencing at 12noon. Margo in concerts – doors open 6.30pm commencing at 7:30pm Various other events takes place on Sunday and Monday including Festival Ball and Farewell Dance.

The Pyros – I Want You

Buncrana band The Pyros returned to Donegal last year to record a long awaited CD. The album, aptly titled “At Last” was recorded in the tiny town of Culdaff in the legendary McGrory’s Backroom Bar. This is a song from that CD mixed with pictures and video snippets from the band’s Irish tour of Christmas 2009.

Deireadh an tSamhraidh – time lapse video

The video contains time-lapses from different places along the north coastline of Ireland, including Malin Head. The song is called “Old Reggae” which is played by the band Mutefish. They own the rights to the music.

Malin Head has always been a strategically important part of the country, where observation posts and signal towers were erected to keep an eye on shipping movements passing the northern coast. From the Spanish Armada, to the French fleet during the Napoleonic Wars, and more recently, during the two world wars. Before satellite communication, there used to be a radio station here, and there is still an active weather station, which provides important data to local and international weather bureaux. The most northerly point in Ireland is marked by an old signal tower on top of a hill known as Banba’s Crown. – A popular tourist destination. From here, probably the best views are looking south at the magnificent vista provided by the Inishowen Hills; though on a clear day, one can see as far as the Scottish Hebrides to the east and Tory Island to the west.

A Shine Of Rainbows – Trailer

This film was shot on location in Inishowen, Donegal, Ireland.

Tomas, a frail, shy eight-year-old boy, has been living a solitary life in a drab orphanage – sad, friendless and alone. Then a joyous burst of colour comes into his world: Maire O’Donnell, whose smile and spirit light up the darkest room – and Tomas’s heart. Before he knows it, Tomas is on a boat, sailing to wind-swept Corrie Island off the coast of Ireland, where he meets Alec, her reticent husband who cannot hide his disappointment with the boy.

Undiscouraged, Maire introduces Tomas the wonders of his new world. She shares with him the secret of the seals, the mystery of the stone giant and shows him that you can find magic anywhere- if you really look. In this rugged and enchanting world, Tomas thrives. He befriends a pair of island children and rescues an orphan seal pup who join him on his journey of self-discovery. Slowly, Alec too begins to see in Tomas what Maire always has.

But when tragedy strikes, Tomas is faced with his greatest challenge yet, for he’ll lose everything unless he can find – and share – the magic that’s inside him. Risking all, Tomas embarks on a perilous journey where he will need to call on all of Maire’s gifts to triumph and come home.

A Shine of Rainbows is a story about the transformational power of love- about finding acceptance, discovering magic, and about realizing that rainbows are all around you – and within you, too.

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Eurosurf at Bundoran

Up to 20,000 visitors are expected to arrive in Bundoran this Friday as both spectators and competitors head to the European Surfing Championships, Eurosurf 2011.

The event is expected to generate €3m for the local economy and considerable exposure for Donegal as a tourism venue.

Bundoran has long been associated with world-class surfing along with the neighbouring surfing destinations of Rossnowlagh, Streedagh, Iascaigh and Enniscrone and is a natural home for the event.

To boost the appeal of the event, Bundoran town is gearing up to welcome the influx of surfers and will have plenty of music and entertainment on offer during the tournament including traditional Irish and contemporary music.

surfing in Ireland from stephen Scullion on Vimeo.

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Landscape and Environment of Donegal

A music video showcasing the nature and landscape of Co.Donegal, Ireland. Music “The Kill” by 30 Seconds To Mars.

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Images of Ireland

“I fell in love with Ireland again this summer! With all the bad press and recession talk I thought I’d put together something a little more positive. These photographs were all taken in Ireland, the vast majority in the last few months. All photos are copyright Jonny Pardoe Photography but feel free to share the link! Music by ‘The Heathers’ “remember when”.
Johnny Pardoe

Arthur’s Day at The Corner House Ardara

The Corner House, Ardara invites you to our Arthur’s Day event on 22nd September 2011 at 17.59

In 2001, the Corner House was purchased by the partnership of Peter Oliver, Eamon McNelis and Stephen McCahill. Peter Oliver is one of the great enigmas of Ardara. He owned and managed the Central Bar in the centre of Ardara for many years and was instrumental in the development of Ardara as a great tourist destination. Peter Oliver has brought all that experience and knowledge to the Corner House and is a key factor in making the Corner House what it is today, one of the main factors is the sustaining of Ardara as an important tourist attraction in Co. Donegal.

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The Corner House Bar, Ardara is steeped in the history of the town. The older generation can recall F. X. Cannon as the landlord there and his unique and traditional Corner Shop and Bar. Later the premises came into the ownership of John Sharpe and his family when Francie Cannon passed on. John was the shophand all his life at the Corner House and was a popular and respected Landlord. In the 1990’s John handed over the reins of the business to his daughter Janet who completely refurbished the premises and made it one of the finest bars of its time in Ardara and surrounding area.

Throughout the summer and at weekends musicians from all over the world descend on the Corner House and some of the finest music can be heard at the Corner House. The Corner House is the perfect place to meet friends and visitors and have an enjoyable drink in peace and tranquillity. Many articles and stories have been written about the Corner House but only a visit to this unique establishment can one appreciate why it is regarded as one of Irelands pure most Pubs.

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