Scéal Dún-na-nGall ar an Idirlíon / County Donegal on the Net News Vol.9 No.7, July /Iúil Holiday In Donegal in 2008!
Ealaíne an Earagail 10 - 20 Iúil 2008
Cuirfear fáilte romhaibh uilig chuig an gceiliúradh speisialta seo a aithníonn go bhfuil Féile Ealaíne an Earagail ar an saol anois ar feadh fiche bhliain.
Is chun an ócáid sin a ceiliúradh, ta níos mó imeachtaí sonraithe ar chlár na Féile na bliana seo, nó mar a bhí ariamh cheanna.
Beidh nua-choimisiúin cheoil ann ó Donal Lunny is tiochfaidh Toumani Diabate, ó Mali na hAifrice Thiar, agus Liam ó Maonlaí le chéile don chéad uair ar stóitse éireannach, le linn Féile an Earagail na bliana seo. Ina dteannta sin, beidh Mark E. Smith agus The Fall ann maraon le Richard Hawley, a ainmníodh ar ghearrliosta an Duais Cheoil Mercury fó coinne 2006.
Ó thaobh amharclannaíocht de, beidh rogha is togha d’aisteóirí an chondae le feiceáil i ndróma na Féile, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, agus tá siad thar a bheith bródúil fosta mar go mbeidh an céad taispeántas iardhearcadh ariamh de shaothar Victor Vasarely ag an tIonad Chultúrtha Réigiúnda i Leitir Ceanainn.
Beidh mórchuid imeachtaí ar leith fosta, lastigh is amuigh faoin spéir, ina dteannta sin carnabhal Sensazione ag Póirc Bhaile Leitir Ceanainn, An Cosón Glas ag Tró Mhachaire Rabhartaigh, féile nua, ‘Soilsí Thoraí’, ar Oileán Thoraigh maraon sraith imeachtaí speisialta chun oscailt nua-Amharclann an Bhalor i mBaile Bó Féich, a cheiliúradh.
Beidh líon mhaith d’imeachtaí na Féile ó chur i láthair saor in aisce don phobail agus níltear ag iarradh aon ardú praghasanna ar thicéidí ó anuraidh, ach oiread. Cén áit eile a bhfaighfeá scannáin áchur i lathair i gcoillte is i gcaisleáin is drámaíocht i ngáirdíní nó ghléasanna cheoil iontach mhór ó bhuaileadh cois cladaigh is rogha is togha d’imeachtaí a oireann do ghach aois?
Níl teacht ar sin in aon ait eile ach i nDún na nGall, le linn Féile Ealaíne an Earagail. Tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ar an láithreán Gréasáin na féile Féile Ealaíne an Earagail.
The Earagail Arts Festival will run from July 10th to July 20th with a variety of concerts, exhibitions and theatrical productions to suit all ages in towns and outdoor venues in North and West Donegal - see Earagail Arts Festival for programme details.
Recreational Diving, Dive Training and Angling throughout the year in Donegal
Scoil Shamhraidh agus Seachtain Ealaine Mhic A Ghoill 2008
The MacGill Summer School will take place from July 12th to 19th in Glenties and will pay tribute to the playwright, Brian Friel as he approaches his eightieth birthday. Friel, whose plays are performed throughout the world and who has received many international awards, is recognised as one of Ireland's greatest playwrights and much of his work has entered the Pantheon of Irish theatre, including Dancing at Lughnasa and Philadelphia Here I Come.
This year's School, now in its 28th year, will feature performances of several of Friel's seminal works, including Making History as well as academic lectures on the playwright's work.
For further information see MacGill Summer School.
National Spatial Strategy
The Border, Midland and Western Regional Assembly has said that recent figures from the
Central Stastics Office make a case for more investment in the west and border region and that the National Spatial Strategy must be implemented to ensure that the economic gap between east and west is narrowed.
Dungloe Art Exhibition
There will be an art exhibition in Dungloe in the TOP filling station, Gweedore Road, Dungloe running from Sunday July 27th until Sunday August 3rd, 2008.
The exibition will feature works by Gay O' Toole, Kevin Gallagher, Heidi Nyungen, among others. The official opening of the exhibition will take place on Saturday 26th July at 6.30p.m. 100% proceeds go to the artists.
A new family website devoted to the Hepburn surname of Donegal has been launched
- see Hepburn of Donegal.
County Museum receives Heritage Council award
Donegal County Museum was awarded Interim Accreditation under the Heritage Council’s Museums Standards Programme at a ceremony in Kilkenny on May 26th, 2008.
The Museum Standards Programme consists of a series of detailed, and rigorous, minimum standards and objectives that recognise international best practice in museums. The programme has been developed over a period of pilot phases and responds to the specific needs of the Irish museum sector.
“We have been involved with the Programme since its first pilot phase and are delighted to have achieved interim accreditation,” said Curator, Judith McCarthy. The minimum standards include areas such as care of collections, educational services and exhibitions.
“The Museum staff are to be congratulated on the hard work and effort that has gone into achieving the high standards associated with this programme,” stated Cllr Joe Doherty, Chairman of Donegal County Council’s Cultural Committee. For fu