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September 29th - October 15th 2023

Presented by Donegal County Council Culture Division

WELCOME

As a mark of respect to those who lost their lives in the tragic events in Creeslough on Friday, to their loved ones and to their communities, the following Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival events have been cancelled or postponed to a later date –

Aoife Scott , Damien O’Kane and Ron Block in Ballybofey on Wednesday, October 12th. ; The Paul McIntyre Quartet in Kilcar Parish Hall on Saturday, October 15th ( which will now take place on Saturday, November 5th. ); Easkey Britton and Charlie McGettigan In Conversation in Ballyshannon on Sunday, October 16th. , and the following events in association with the Frances Browne Literary Festival  – Deirdre O’Kane and Frankie McCafferty In Conversation in Ballybofey, on Friday, October 14th. and The Tale of Fairyfoot in Stranorlar, on Saturday and Sunday, October 15th. and 16th.

Please contact the respective venues or event promoters directly for ticket refunds, or for notification of rescheduled dates, when those details become available.

The 23rd Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival

A Festival of Music, Theatre, Comedy & Literary Events

Welcome to the 23rd edition of this annual festival, which is presented by Donegal County Council Culture Division, in partnership with a range of arts organizations, cultural venues and community groups, largely in the South and South West of the county.

The festival is funded by Donegal County Council, The Arts Council, the Department of Tourism, Culture Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media (Decade of Centenaries Fund) and Creative Ireland.

Featured Events

Music | Ceol
Live Event
Balor Arts Centre presents
Saturday 30th September
8pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Treehouse Live presents
Saturday 30th September
10pm
Film | Scannán
Live Event
Tuesday 3rd October - Thursday 5th October
8pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Balor Arts Centre presents
Thursday 5th October
8pm
Theatre & Comedy | Drámaíocht & Greann
Live Event
Donegal Drama Circle presents
Thursday th October - Saturday 7th October
8pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Friday 6th October
7.30pm
Theatre & Comedy | Drámaíocht & Greann
Live Event
An Irish Repertory Theatre New York production
Friday 6th October
8pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Cuireann Cairdeas na bhFidléirí i láthair
Saturday October 7 & Sunday October 8
10:30am - 12.30am
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Cuireann Cairdeas na bhFidléirí i láthair
Saturday October 7
12.30 - 1.30pm
Theatre & Comedy | Drámaíocht & Greann
Live Event
Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre presents
Saturday 7th October & Sunday 8th October
Various
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Balor Arts Centre pres
Saturday 7th October
8pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Cuireann Cairdeas na bhFidléirí i láthair
Saturday October 7
9:00pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Treehouse Live presents
Saturday 7th October
10pm
Theatre & Comedy | Drámaíocht & Greann
Live Event
Dark Daughter Productions
Sunday October 8
3pm Matinee
Theatre & Comedy | Drámaíocht & Greann
Live Event
Thursday 12th October - Saturday 14th October
8pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Matt McGranaghan presents
Thrusday 12th October
8pm
Film | Scannán
Live Event
Friday October 13
11.00am & 1.00pm
Literary | Liteartha
Live Event
In association with Frances Browne Literary Festival
Friday 13th October
3pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Friday 13th October
7.30pm
Theatre & Comedy | Drámaíocht & Greann
Live Event
Dark Daughter Productions
Friday 13th October
8pm
Literary | Liteartha
Live Event
In association with Frances Browne Literary Festival
Saturday 14th October & Sunday 15th October
2.00pm & 4.00pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Ómós Billy Finn
Saturday 14th October
8pm
Theatre & Comedy | Drámaíocht & Greann
Live Event
Ceol na gConallach á chur i láthair
Dé Satharn 14ú Meán Fómhair/Saturday 14th October
8.30pm
Music | Ceol
Live Event
Treehouse Live presents
Saturday 14th October
10pm
Theatre & Comedy | Drámaíocht & Greann
Live Event
Big Guerilla Productions presents
Saturday 2nd December
8.15pm