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Scéal Dún-na-nGall ar an Idirlíon / County Donegal on the Net News    Vol.4 No.9 June, 2003    Holiday In Donegal in 2003!

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New Macra Chair from Donegal
Killygordon farmer, Patrick Kelly, is the new Chairperson of Macra, the National farmers' organisation. Patrick was elected to the post at the Macra AGM which was held recently in Cork.

Donegal's Berkeley
Donegal punk trio Berkeley are currently on a UK tour. The band's debut album, 'Hope, Prayers And Bubblegum' was recorded in Chicago with producer Steve Albini and was released in March of this year. The band live and work in rural Donegal, citing their inspiration as McLusky, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Neil Young. The Band's forthcoming tour dates can be viewed on the Berkeley website.

Felim Egan
Donegal artist Felim Egan is currently exhibting at the Robert brown Gallery, Washington, DC and at the Nabokov Museum, St. Petersburg. For further information see Felim Egan.

Janet Ross Exhibition
Donegal artist Janet Ross is currently exhibiting in the Spires Gallery, Omagh. These works are a departure from her figurative work and deal with small, domestic objects.

New Exhibition at The Workhouse, Dunfanaghy
Ian Gordon and Heidi Nguyen are currently exhibiting at the Workhouse, Dunfanaghy until June 21st. Both artists are widely respected in the Donegal arts community and both work in the open, painting the Donegal landscape in all its ethereal beauty. Not to be missed.

Exhibition at Oideas Gael
The Artists Association of Glencolmcille are holding a Summer exhibtion at Oideas Gael the Gaelic language and culture centre in Glencolmcille.

Tionól Gaeltachta Arranmore island
3/7/2003 - 6/7/2003
An Irish speaking weekend full of events, good company and the opportunity to get to know the island of Árainn Mhór. For further information see Foghlaim.

Féile Ealaíne an Eargail
7/7/2003 - 20/7/2003
The Eargail Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary bilingual arts festival. Highlights include 'The Blind Fiddler' by Marie Jones. This is a funny and touching new play by award-winning playwright, Marie Jones. Directed by Ian McElhinney, 'Fiddler' has a brilliant live music score by Cathal Hayden and Mairtín O'Connor. A very strong cast cast includes Donegal's Frankie McCafferty and Dan Gordon. 'The Blind Fiddler' will be performed at An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny from the 7th - 11th of July.

Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh

Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh

The Donegal Fiddler's Concert will be hosted by Altan's Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh at An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny on July 15th.
For further information on Festival events see Eargail Arts Festival.

An Chrannóg Gweedore
7/7/2003 - 2/8/2003
Irish Language Courses for Adults. These courses are offered at three levels. Afternoons will consist of field trips, exploring local culture, folklore and history.

Irish Festival Gortahork
11/7/2003 - 13/7/2003
This festival runs during the Errigal Arts Festival and includes Irish poetry recitals, drama, traditional music, art exhibitions and a céilí mór.


Falcarragh Festival
18/7/2003 - 20/7/2003
Traditional festival featuring a craft fair, music, céilí dancing, children`s fancy dress and a parade.

Féile Sean-Nóis Oileán Thoraigh
19/7/2003 - 20/7/2003
A weekend of sean-nós singing on Tory Island.

Burtonport Festival
19/7/2003 - 26/7/2003
Music sessions, fishing, sports and activities for young and old.

Mary from Dungloe Festival
26/7/2003 - 4/8/2003
Ten days of music, song and craic culminating in the selection of Mary from Dungloe. For further information see Mary From Dungloe.

Magee Bluestack Challenge
The Magee Bluestack Challenge Walk for Special Needs will take place on Saturday 26th July, 2003. The walk will start in Ardara, proceed to Glenties along the scenic Owenea River and on to the finishing point at Drimarone, a distance of approximately forty kilometres.
Last year seventy walkers completed the Challenge and