Join us at the Live Final of our Songwriting Contest in Dicey Reilly's, Ballyshannon, on Friday Nov. 4th.
Judges on the night are songwriter and Eurovision Song Contest winner Charlie Mc Gettigan, local virtuoso Niamh Currid and songwriter Ian Smith. Entry: €5.
“Local Memories of World War One and the Battle of the Somme”. An illustrated talk by Anthony Begley, local historian, will reveal new research on how Ballyshannon people were involved in the War. The talk will include letters, correspondence, songs, images and poetry from local participants in World War One.
'Fractured Love', a dramatic re-creation of the life of Constance Gore-Booth / Countess Markievicz and the 1916 Rising, written and performed by Maura Logue.
A musical celebration of the life of Éamonn Ceannt (1881-1916) by uileann piper Paul Harrigan and Caoihmín Mac Aoidh. Ceannt, one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising and signatory of the Proclamation of Independence, was also an avid uileann piper and founder of Cumann na bPíobairí in Dublin.
Mick Delap will read from his latest collection 'Opening Time' in Dicey Reilly's, which once formed part of the Delap estate.
‘Coming & Going’ – looking at global migration & refugee issues. Change Makers Donegal will facilitate a workshop on the issue of global migration as part of this year's festival. The workshop is open to people of all ages, and is a free event.
3D printers, laser cutters and other digital fabrication equipment will be used to design and make personalised objects and introduce the participants to the tools and techniques used by the world wide maker movement. Running from 10.30 to 16.30, the day will be organised into a series of practical sessions. Each session can accommodate between 10 to 20 people, is open to all age groups and is free of charge.